Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority, died today. As an atheist, I don’t believe in hell, but if it existed, a thoroughgoing shit like Falwell would surely be headed there. Falwell was a liar, a hate-monger, a parasite, and a crook.
“The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that 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 have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say, ‘You helped this happen.’”
—Falwell, September 2001
Digby and FDL have some details.