Friday, May 18, 2007

Further evidence that McCain has completely and utterly sold himself to the lunatic far right, he was the first to honor the death of Jerry Falwell. He said, "Dr. Falwell was a man of distinguished accomplishment who devoted his life to serving his faith and country."

As John Nichols writes:
Distinguished accomplishment?

Would that be when Falwell regularly featured segregationists Lester Maddox and George Wallace on his Old Time Gospel Hour television program in the 1960s? When he condemned the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and referred to the civil rights movement as "the civil wrongs movement"? When he opposed sanctions against South Africa's apartheid regime in the 1980s?

Or when he produced an infomercial in the 1990s accusing President Clinton of orchestrating murders of journalists and political critics, even though he would eventually admit that "I do not know the accuracy of the claims"? When he attacked "Teletubbies" character Tinky Winky as a gay recruitment tool? When he asserted that the Antichrist "must be, of necessity, a Jewish male"?
To add to the litany of Falwell examples of love, tolerance, and acceptance (you know, all values Jesus preached and practiced), click here.

If Falwell was considered holy, then heaven will be a very depressing place.

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