Jerry Falwell's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I think we ought to all send him e-mail letting him know what we think
of his statements.
Even Pat Robertson is backing away from this sanctimonious prick, saying he didn't understand what Falwell was saying.
Pat, you lying sack of crap. It could not have been any more clear.
"The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for
this," Falwell said.
"The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this.
"The pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and
the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle,
The ACLU, People for the American Way, all of them who tried to secularize America
-- I point the finger in their face and say, 'you helped this happen.'"
He didn't say, "I disagree Jerry."
He didn't say, "I'm not sure I understand. would you clarify that?"
He didn't say, "Jerry, this is not the time to encourage divisiveness in our country."
No. Pat said, "I totally concur."
And now, Pat says, in a statement on the 700 Club website,
"Rev. Falwell's initial remarks were completely in accord with what had been said in preceding
parts of the program, and then, unexpectedly, he uttered a political statement of blame directed
at certain segments of the population that was severe and harsh in tone, and, frankly, not fully
understood by the three hosts of The 700 Club who were watching Rev. Falwell on a monitor."
By the way, the webcast of Thursday show in which Falwell attacked everyone
who is not Jerry Falwell
has apparently been pulled from The 700 Club's website.
And now, even Falwell is backing away from his own statements.
The statement on his website begins,
"Despite the impression some may have from
news reports over the past several days,
I hold no one other than the terrorists, and the people and nations who have enabled and
harbored them, responsible for the September 11 attacks on this nation."
You hold no one else responsible? Forgive me, I only spent four years
in college getting a journalism degree,
so maybe I don't understand words as well as Falwell, but when you say 'you helped this happen.' and
'The ACLU has got to take a lot of blame for this,' aren't you assigning responsibility?
What's the difference between being to blame and being responsible?
And Falwell continues to justify his statement by saying,
"My mistake on the "700 Club" was doing this at the time I did it, on television,
where a secular media and audience were also listening."
Sorry, Jerry. We didn't know we were supposed to be approved by you
before we watched The 700 Club.
I forget that your goal is not to help people learn to worship a loving god. Apparently you wish only to preach
to the converted and shear your flock. Jerry and Pat, I point the finger squarely at those who flew the jets into
the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and crashed a jet in Pennsylvania. I point the finger at the utterly
unyielding mindset that says their way is the only true way and everyone else is less human. I point the finger
at those who say only people who believe exactly as I believe and do exactly as I say and worship exactly as
I tell them to and follow me blindly will get into heaven. I blame those who claim to have all the answers
by virtue of divine authority.
Sound familiar, Jerry and Pat?