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Infiniti2001
May 15th, 2007, 05:10 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/05/15/jerry.falwell.ap/index.html

Williamsser
May 15th, 2007, 05:20 PM
He'll probably blame gays for his condition as usual.

lizchris
May 15th, 2007, 05:44 PM
He'll probably blame gays for his condition as usual.


:haha: :haha::haha:

griffin
May 15th, 2007, 05:44 PM
LYNCHBURG, Virginia (AP) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell has died, a Liberty University executive said Tuesday. He was 73.

Earlier, the executive said Falwell was hospitalized in "gravely serious" condition after being found unconscious in his office.

Ron Godwin, the executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University, said Falwell was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but "he has a history of heart challenges."

"I had breakfast with him, and he was fine at breakfast," Godwin said. "He went to his office, I went to mine and they found him unresponsive."

Falwell, a television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority, became the face of the religious right in the 1980s. He later founded the conservative Liberty University and serves as its president.

Falwell survived two serious health scares in early 2005. He was hospitalized for two weeks with what was described as a viral infection, then hospitalized again a few weeks later after going into respiratory arrest.

Infiniti2001
May 15th, 2007, 05:48 PM
Oh, I feel so terrible. No more work today, I'm so distraught :tape:

égalité
May 15th, 2007, 06:02 PM
OH NO!!! I CAN'T BEAR THE THOUGHT OF A WORLD WITHOUT JERRY FALWELL! :bigcry:

Scotso
May 15th, 2007, 06:09 PM
how will we go on :sad:

i guess we could have a big gay orgy in his honor.

canoe.
May 15th, 2007, 06:17 PM
It must be a big shock to him to find out there is no god, and if there is s/he isn't as anal as Jerry.

Natarajasana
May 15th, 2007, 06:23 PM
Rest in Fucking Peace :devil: :kiss:

TennisFan75
May 15th, 2007, 07:46 PM
Good riddance!

RVD
May 15th, 2007, 08:24 PM
LYNCHBURG, Virginia (AP) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell has died, a Liberty University executive said Tuesday. He was 73.

Earlier, the executive said Falwell was hospitalized in "gravely serious" condition after being found unconscious in his office.

Ron Godwin, the executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University, said Falwell was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but "he has a history of heart challenges."

"I had breakfast with him, and he was fine at breakfast," Godwin said. "He went to his office, I went to mine and they found him unresponsive."

Falwell, a television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority, became the face of the religious right in the 1980s. He later founded the conservative Liberty University and serves as its president.

Falwell survived two serious health scares in early 2005. He was hospitalized for two weeks with what was described as a viral infection, then hospitalized again a few weeks later after going into respiratory arrest.Heart challenges?! :scratch:
What in the world does that mean.
Sounds like he was fighting his heart and he lost!
This article was written by a 10 year old.

Say hello to the Devil for us Jerry.

ico4498
May 15th, 2007, 08:50 PM
disagreed with almost everything he said.

RIP

mykarma
May 15th, 2007, 09:02 PM
He'll probably blame gays for his condition as usual.
:tape:

samsung101
May 15th, 2007, 09:12 PM
Nice.


Again, the tolerant and diverse and loving left on display.


The man died. He has a family. He left behind a big legacy,
a huge church, international charity, large successful university,
etc.

He wasn't my personal cup of tea. His heyday was
20 years ago. He made friends with the likes of
Ted Kennedy and others of the left over the years,
holding various left-right,Christian v. non-Christian,
etc. conferences and retreats.





The guy never his his feelings.

Nor did he hide from the ramifications.

He stated his case, reasons for his beliefs,
and stood his ground. Disagree or agree with
him, you knew where you stood. Unlike many
others who are afraid to say what they feel or
why, he was not.

égalité
May 15th, 2007, 09:22 PM
Nice.


Again, the tolerant and diverse and loving left on display.


The man died. He has a family. He left behind a big legacy,
a huge church, international charity, large successful university,
etc.

He wasn't my personal cup of tea. His heyday was
20 years ago. He made friends with the likes of
Ted Kennedy and others of the left over the years,
holding various left-right,Christian v. non-Christian,
etc. conferences and retreats.





The guy never his his feelings.

Nor did he hide from the ramifications.

He stated his case, reasons for his beliefs,
and stood his ground. Disagree or agree with
him, you knew where you stood. Unlike many
others who are afraid to say what they feel or
why, he was not.

Yeah, kind of like Hitler?

Jerry Falwell was ignorance incarnate. Don't criticize us for not being "tolerant and diverse and loving." We promote tolerance, diversity, and love, and people like Jerry Falwell ridicule them. How are we supposed to feel when he dies?

mykarma
May 15th, 2007, 09:26 PM
Yeah, kind of like Hitler?

Jerry Falwell was ignorance incarnate. Don't criticize us for not being "tolerant and diverse and loving." We promote tolerance, diversity, and love, and people like Jerry Falwell ridicule them. How are we supposed to feel when he dies?
He was a mean, intolerant, hateful, person. and I have no respect for him.

Helen Lawson
May 15th, 2007, 09:32 PM
I thought he was a horrible person, but no one deserves to die because they are a horrible person, as there would be few people left on Earth if that was the criteria. Maybe he was a nice guy deep down.

I do remember, many years ago, I actually had that Hustler Magazine edition where they had a cartoon with him and "Ronnie Ray-Gun" going to the Middle East and getting laid by bordello women. It was real graphic drawiings, but there were statements they were making that were politically funny at the time. The facial likeness was amazing, as for the rest of him, we'll never know if the cartoon was accurate. I think he sued Hustler, it was a big story at the time.

griffin
May 15th, 2007, 09:36 PM
The guy never his his feelings.

Nor did he hide from the ramifications.

He stated his case, reasons for his beliefs,
and stood his ground. Disagree or agree with
him, you knew where you stood. Unlike many
others who are afraid to say what they feel or
why, he was not.

Funny that you don't have the same tolerance for people in this thread who aren't afraid to say what they feel and why.

Right, we know where he stood. Which means we know that he used his "legacy" and all that for - among other things, to demonize gays, feminists (or anyone who argued for women's rights, whether or not they'd chose that label for themselves), liberals, progressives...

We know he used his political influence and his pulpit to oppose equal rights for lgbt people, and that the legal wing of one of his activists has been trying to use a child as a political football (http://www.glad.org/GLAD_Cases/Miller-Jenkins.html). We know he was and continued to be a strong opponent of AIDS education efforts - in general was far more concerned with preventing people from discussing condoms than with showing any kind of Christian compassion for people dying of this awful disease.

My condolences to his family, but I'm not inclined to mourn.

Infiniti2001
May 15th, 2007, 09:40 PM
Tasteless and tacky, but funny
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image%3AFalwellhustler.jpg

RVD
May 15th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Funny that you don't have the same tolerance for people in this thread who aren't afraid to say what they feel and why.

Right, we know where he stood. Which means we know that he used his "legacy" and all that for - among other things, to demonize gays, feminists (or anyone who argued for women's rights, whether or not they'd chose that label for themselves), liberals, progressives...

We know he used his political influence and his pulpit to oppose equal rights for lgbt people, and that the legal wing of one of his activists has been trying to use a child as a political football (http://www.glad.org/GLAD_Cases/Miller-Jenkins.html). We know he was and continued to be a strong opponent of AIDS education efforts - in general was far more concerned with preventing people from discussing condoms than with showing any kind of Christian compassion for people dying of this awful disease.

My condolences to his family, but I'm not inclined to mourn.Goodness, you possess seemingly infinite patience.
I think Samsung likes going against the grain on just about everything. :lol:

But yeah, everyone eventually dies/passes. Some do so with enormous baggage, and some do so on the wings of a dove. Jerry's load was heavier, fouler, and more odiferous than the Oakland Municipal Dump. :shrug:

Apoleb
May 15th, 2007, 09:48 PM
Again, the tolerant and diverse and loving left on display

Yup. Homosexuals should show respect for someone who thinks homosexuality is one reason for 911. How admirable it is that he says what's on his mind. Sort of like David Duke, no? When will you choke on the shit you spew and ( on the virtual level) follow in the trace of Rev. Jerry Falwell?

RVD
May 15th, 2007, 09:51 PM
Tasteless and tacky, but funny
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image%3AFalwellhustler.jpg:spit: :haha:
That was bad....but good. :lol:

égalité
May 15th, 2007, 10:01 PM
Tasteless and tacky, but funny
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image%3AFalwellhustler.jpg

:spit: :haha: Amazing.

Ferosh
May 15th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Good riddance!

Amen!

CrossCourt~Rally
May 15th, 2007, 10:33 PM
how will we go on :sad:

i guess we could have a big gay orgy in his honor.



Just aslong as you wear your tinky winky boxers , then i am in :drool:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 15th, 2007, 10:36 PM
I was wondering why it got so hot today . Someone from below is having a 1 million course roast. :devil:

tterb
May 15th, 2007, 11:02 PM
Nice.

Again, the tolerant and diverse and loving left on display.

The man died. He has a family. He left behind a big legacy,
a huge church, international charity, large successful university,etc.

He wasn't my personal cup of tea. His heyday was
20 years ago. He made friends with the likes of
Ted Kennedy and others of the left over the years,
holding various left-right,Christian v. non-Christian,
etc. conferences and retreats.

The guy never his his feelings.

Nor did he hide from the ramifications.

He stated his case, reasons for his beliefs,
and stood his ground. Disagree or agree with
him, you knew where you stood. Unlike many
others who are afraid to say what they feel or
why, he was not.
Figures this would come from you.

1) Death doesn't earn anybody respect. If I didn't respect Falwell in life, I sure as hell am not going to start now. Should people be overly nasty? No, that's just sinking to Falwell's level. Should they disparage him directly to his mourning family? No, because that's not right, either. But the man made a living politicizing [his own bastardized version of] religion, so if people want to call him out for his bullshit in the public sphere, they have every right.

2) Give the "YOU'RE INTOLERANT OF INTOLERANCE!!!1" bullshit a rest, please. Lefties tolerate people like Falwell's right to free speech. We don't, however, tolerate him pushing his ignorant beliefs on the rest of us - "Moral Majority," my ass.

What you fail to grasp is that tolerance is not the equivalent of moral relativism - our tolerance doesn't extend to outright wrongdoing, which Falwell's constant demonizing of gays and racist past both amount to.

tterb
May 15th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Funny that you don't have the same tolerance for people in this thread who aren't afraid to say what they feel and why.

Right, we know where he stood. Which means we know that he used his "legacy" and all that for - among other things, to demonize gays, feminists (or anyone who argued for women's rights, whether or not they'd chose that label for themselves), liberals, progressives...

We know he used his political influence and his pulpit to oppose equal rights for lgbt people, and that the legal wing of one of his activists has been trying to use a child as a political football (http://www.glad.org/GLAD_Cases/Miller-Jenkins.html). We know he was and continued to be a strong opponent of AIDS education efforts - in general was far more concerned with preventing people from discussing condoms than with showing any kind of Christian compassion for people dying of this awful disease.

My condolences to his family, but I'm not inclined to mourn.
I really should just let you talk for me.
Well-said, as usual, griffin.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 15th, 2007, 11:09 PM
Figures this would come from you.

1) Death doesn't earn anybody respect. If I didn't respect Falwell in life, I sure as hell am not going to start now. Should people be overly nasty? No, that's just sinking to Falwell's level. Should they disparage him directly to his family? No, because that's not right, either. But the man made a living politicizing religion, so if people want to call him out for his bullshit in the public sphere, they have every right.

2) Give the "YOU'RE INTOLERANT OF INTOLERANCE!!!1" bullshit a rest, please. Lefties tolerate people like Falwell's right to free speech. We don't, however, tolerate him pushing his ignorant beliefs on the rest of us - "Moral Majority," my ass.

What you fail to grasp is that tolerance is not the equivalent of moral relativism - our tolerance doesn't extend to outright wrongdoing, which Falwell's constant demonizing of gays and racist past both amount to.

Well said. :worship:
I will not waste anyone of my time with a hatefull person whos actions and words hurt so many people and there familys. :wavey:

RVD
May 15th, 2007, 11:11 PM
Figures this would come from you.

1) Death doesn't earn anybody respect. If I didn't respect Falwell in life, I sure as hell am not going to start now. Should people be overly nasty? No, that's just sinking to Falwell's level. Should they disparage him directly to his family? No, because that's not right, either. But the man made a living politicizing religion, so if people want to call him out for his bullshit in the public sphere, they have every right.

2) Give the "YOU'RE INTOLERANT OF INTOLERANCE!!!1" bullshit a rest, please. Lefties tolerate people like Falwell's right to free speech. We don't, however, tolerate him pushing his ignorant beliefs on the rest of us - "Moral Majority," my ass.

What you fail to grasp is that tolerance is not the equivalent of moral relativism - our tolerance doesn't extend to outright wrongdoing, which Falwell's constant demonizing of gays and racist past both amount to.PREACH brother tterb!!! :lol:
You and Griffin SLAMMED this one home, imo. :worship:

drake3781
May 16th, 2007, 01:42 AM
What strikes me at times like this is how these big, nasty, evil, powerful, controlling men - when it comes down to it - will never be able to control their fate... they die just like the rest of us. And they are pretty much forgotten...

Same reason I love thunderstorms.

:hatoff:

LoveFifteen
May 16th, 2007, 02:40 AM
I'm sure all the prostitutes he slept with will miss one of their loyal paying customers.

Williamsser
May 16th, 2007, 02:53 AM
Goodness, you possess seemingly infinite patience.
I think Samsung likes going against the grain on just about everything. :lol:

But yeah, everyone eventually dies/passes. Some do so with enormous baggage, and some do so on the wings of a dove. Jerry's load was heavier, fouler, and more odiferous than the Oakland Municipal Dump. :shrug:

Yep, Everyone ends up as a cadaver on a steel table in the morgue. It doesn't matter if you're rich, poor, conservative, liberal, black, white, etc. We all end up as a cadaver in the morgue.

disposablehero
May 16th, 2007, 03:19 AM
Is it seriously only people on the left who hated this asshole? Count me as a right-winger in favour of premaital sex, underwhelmed by his God, and not needing any money-grubbing old man telling me how I have to live my life.

kabuki
May 16th, 2007, 04:32 AM
I'll sleep well tonight.