REAL TIME: Falwell and Gays

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Bill Maher weighs in: 
And Finally....Death isn't always sad. This week the reverend Jerry
Falwell died and millions of Americans asked why? why God? Why didn't
you take Pat Robertson with him? I don't want to say that Jerry was
disliked by the Gay community, but tonight in NYC at exactly 8 O'clock,
Broadway theatres along the great white way for 2 minutes turned their
lights up. 
Now, I know that you're not supposed to speak ill of the dead but I
think we can make an exception because speaking ill of the dead was kind
of Jerry Falwell's hobby. He was the guy who said that AIDS was God's
punishment for homosexuality and that 9/11 was brought on by pagans,
abortionists, feminists, gays and the ACLU, or as I like to call them --
my studio audience. 
But I found it surreal this week watching people on the news praise
Falwell, followed by a clip package of what he actually said. Things
like homosexuals are part of a vile and satanic system that will be
utterly anahiliated. If you're a born again Christian you're a
failure...if you're NOT a born again Christian you're a failure as a
human being. Feminists just need a man around the house. There is no
separation of church and state. And of course, everyone's favorite - the
purple Teletubby is gay. 
Jerry Falwell found out that you could launder your hate through the
cover of God's will. He didn't hate gays. God does. All Jerry Falwell's
power came from name dropping God. And gay people should steal that
trick. You know what? Don't say you want something because it's your
right as a human being. Say you want it because it's your religion. Gay
men have been going at things backwards!  
Forget civil rights and just make gayness a religion - I mean - you're
kneeling anyway!  And it's easy to start a religion - watch - I'll do it
for you...I had a vision last night! A vision! The blessed Virgin Mary
came to me... I don't how she got past the guards and she told me it's
high time to take the high ground from the Seventh Day Adventists and
give it to the 24 hour party people. And that what happens in the
confessional, stays in the confessional. 
Gay men, don't say that you're life partners! Say you're a nunnery of
two. "We weren't having sex officer, I was performing a very private
mass, here in my car, I was letting my rod and my staff comfort him."
Take this and eat of it, for this is my roommate Barry. And for all
those who truly believe, there's a special place for you in Kevin. 
And speaking of heaven, one can only hope that as Jerry Falwell now
approaches the pearly gates, he's met there by God himself - wearing a
fire island muscle shirt and nut hugger shorts and saying to Jerry in a
mighty lisp "I'm not talking to you."
                                            
Sean
Y'know, when Clinton dies, all these people dorking off to Falwell's
death will be SO angry that the Repubs will be dorking off themselves.

And come on -- Larry Flynt ended up being good friends with Jerry
Falwell. If he could end up getting along with him, couldn't anyone
basically?
                                            
chicagofan
It won't be any different when WJC is dead.  He is their 24/7 *eternal* 
whipping boy; when things aren't going so well for them, and when it is.
It has completely lost it's impact.  They'll need a new target to bother 
anybody.




Speaking for myself only... NO.

bjw [one of those feminists he loved to disparage for his amusement]
                                            
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From: [email protected] (chicagofan) 
<<<Sean Walsh wrote: Larry Flynt ended up being good friends with Jerry
Falwell. If he could end up getting along with him, couldn't anyone
basically?>>>
                                            
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[email protected] (Sean Walsh)
Larry Flynt ended up being good friends with Jerry Falwell. If he could
end up getting along with him, couldn't anyone basically?
                                            
Sean
No. But Falwell was the guy who spearheaded the trials against Flynt
and Hustler back in "the day." Since then, they'd actually become good
friends (who just, you know, REALLY disagreed on certain things).
                                            
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[email protected] (Sean Walsh)
Falwell was the guy who spearheaded the trials against Flynt and Hustler
back in "the day."