Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Jerry Falwell is dead.

Being one of those heretics, I'll say that God called him home - and that right now, he's surprised.

Blog for Democracy notes Falwell's recent outburst of bigotry, but since I haven't seen it elsewhere, I'll remind others of this one:

Today, conservatives excoriate the Supreme Court for banning school-sponsored Bible reading and prayer. But the high court first earned right-wing ire by declaring segregation unconstitutional in 1954's Brown v. Board of Education. Responding to Brown, conservatives then fulminated about "judicial tyranny" and launched campaigns to have Warren impeached. Southern white religious leaders denounced the civil rights movement; in 1958, Falwell delivered a sermon titled "Segregation and Integration: Which?" He argued that the latter would lead to the destruction of the white race.

Much like gay equality will destroy the family, I'm sure.