I had a student ask me, "Could the savior you believe in save Osama bin Laden?" Of course, we know the blood of Jesus Christ can save him, and then he must be executed. - The Reverend Jerry Falwell
No doubt Hillary Clinton will be breathing a sigh of relief while John McCain has been cut adrift from a major wing of Crazy Base World. The Devil's problems, however, will be just beginning since God will obviously be foisting him off on his former archangel just for old time.s sake.
So I'll shelve the sackcloth and ashes for the infamous televangelist who'd founded the Moral Majority, the well-dressed snake handlers who'd slithered their way into Reagan's White House and helped establish the foundation for the Christopathic movement we see running the government today.
I could spend all day digging up outrageous quotes of Falwell's that would get most liberals drawn and quartered live on The 700 Club because, frankly, finding normal quotes by Falwell that don't involve eternal damnation are scarcer than college Republicans in Iraq. But that would be a waste of time.
Instead, my peroration will be about the dangers of falling for bloated snake charmers like Falwell, someone who spoke in tongues that only other Muslim-hating, racist misogynists could possibly understand, a dog whistle language that appealed to anyone who had the English-Christopath dictionary that seems to have supplanted the Gideon Bible in American motel rooms.
You created people like Jerry Falwell, America, just as the Germans created Hitler, just as the Russians created Lenin and Stalin, just as we had created and enabled to unforgivable degrees people like George W. Bush. Jerry Falwell is the price we pay for complacence, for tolerance of hatred and its intolerance and for outsourcing our brains and letting them be supplanted by avaricious maniacs that make up the Moral Majority and the Christian Coalition and Focus on the Family.
And, if God is as intolerant as Jerry Falwell was, then Hell just got a lot fuller. Have a nice trip, Jerry and don't forget to pack your asbestos undies.
Go read the rest. Enjoy.