Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Pardon Me While I Choke On My Own Vomit

Apparently other [republican] people feel differently about Rev. Jerry's passing. From Newsday:

"Jerry has been a tower of strength on many of the moral issues which have confronted our nation." -- evangelist Pat Robertson.
"Dr. Falwell's shadow falls across the face of the rebirth of conservative values in our nation, in the Southern Baptist Convention, and in the entire evangelical world. Only once in a generation will a man of his stature arise. We all owe him a debt of eternal gratitude." -- Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
"An American who built and led a movement based on strong principles and strong faith has left us. He will be greatly missed, but the legacy of his important work will continue through his many ministries where he put his faith into action." -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
"Dr. Falwell was a man of distinguished accomplishment who devoted his life to serving his faith and country. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Falwell's family at this difficult time." -- Republican presidential candidate and Sen. John McCain.
"His life is a testament not only to the power of faith to move hearts, but to the strength of the American ethos that stresses the importance of citizenship ... He was a great leader, a person totally sustained by his faith but able to work with many people from many different backgrounds without imposing rigidity on anyone else." -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

I'm speechless.

No...no...wait...it's coming to me...

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Montgomery Maxton said...

i grew up in a church of jerry falwell clones. im writing a novel about it.

Keith Woodruff said...

Nice photo. Is that your neigborhood?

Hey, this is off topic but I wanted to say I got your email and thanks. When I've replied to that rockcave email in the past it comes back as undeliverable, but I want you to know I got the goods. Good goods.

Keith Woodruff said...

I can't do anything right today! I meant "neighbor" not neighborhood.

RJGibson said...

MoMa--was it Flannery O'C who said that in order to write all one needed was to have a childhood? Growing up in a church like that is certainly some childhood--I'd read it.

Keith--That sadly is not Pixie the crap-encrusted cow. My aol has been giving me fits this week--I'm glad you got them.