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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jerry Falwell dead at 73

We don't wish death upon anybody - but we're not going to miss him:
Falwell was found without a pulse in his office at Liberty University and pronounced dead at a hospital an hour later. Dr. Carl Moore, Falwell's physician, said he had a heart condition and presumably died of a heart rhythm abnormality.
As Atrios says, "Obviously sympathies to those who cared for him...One hopes he finds that his God is a more forgiving being than he believed."

Bob Johnson has posted a fitting diary over at Daily Kos entitled "Falwell blames 'pagans, abortionists, gays, feminists, lesbians' for death" in honor of the late Reverend. Meanwhile, Senator John McCain's campaign has released a short statement: "I join the students, faculty, and staff of Liberty University and Americans of all faiths in mourning the loss of Reverend Jerry Falwell...a man of distinguished accomplishment who devoted his life to serving his faith and country."

How moving.

POSTSCRIPT: Extremist bigot Fred Phelps is vowing to crash Falwell's funeral:
WBC ["Westboro Baptist Church"] will preach at the memorial service of the corpulent false prophet Jerry Falwell, who spent his entire life prophesying lies and false doctrines like "God loves everyone".

There is little doubt that Falwell split Hell wide open the instant he died. The evidence is compelling, overwhelming, and irrefragable [sic].
Hard to top that for outright hate and meanness.

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