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It's Croakersville for Old Jerry

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Coyote, May 15, 2007.

  1. Coyote

    Coyote Active Member

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    Coyote died for your sheep
    The fat toad is dead. The Moral Majority that is Neither continues on I'm sure.

    Damn shame.

    Wonder how he's adjusting down there?



    LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who founded the Moral Majority and built the religious right into a political force, died Tuesday shortly after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University, a school executive said. He was 73.
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    Ron Godwin, the university's executive vice president, said Falwell, 73, was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. "CPR efforts were unsuccessful," he said.

    Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but he said Falwell "has a history of heart challenges."

    "I had breakfast with him, and he was fine at breakfast," Godwin said. "He went to his office, I went to mine, and they found him unresponsive."

    Falwell survived two serious health scares in early 2005. He was hospitalized for two weeks with what was described as a viral infection, then was hospitalized again a few weeks later after going into respiratory arrest. Later that year, doctors found a 70 percent blockage in an artery, which they opened with stents.

    Falwell credited his Moral Majority with getting millions of conservative voters registered, electing
    Ronald Reagan and giving Republicans Senate control in 1980.

    "I shudder to think where the country would be right now if the religious right had not evolved," Falwell said when he stepped down as Moral Majority president in 1987.

    The fundamentalist church that Falwell started in an abandoned bottling plant in 1956 grew into a religious empire that includes the 22,000-member Thomas Road Baptist Church, the "Old Time Gospel Hour" carried on television stations around the country and 7,700-student Liberty University. He built Christian elementary schools, homes for unwed mothers and a home for alcoholics.

    He also founded Liberty University in Lynchburg, which began as Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971.

    Liberty University's commencement is scheduled for Saturday, with former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich as the featured speaker.
     
  2. Coyote

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    Poor old Jerry. Gluttony did him in.

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    You must be a liberal, you seem full of anger.
     
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    USMC the Almighty New Member

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    Yeah, really. How about a little respect for the dead?
     
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    you mean like he did when he used the tragedy of 9/11 to attack Gays and Abortionists?
     
  6. Coyote

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    Why?


    ....like a dead mackeral in the moonlight, he shines and stinks.

    That about sums up my respect for the evil toad.
     
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    Coyote Active Member

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  8. TruthAboveAll

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    Well said, Coyote. Thank you so much for showing us some of that vaunted Liberal compassion.
     
  9. Coyote

    Coyote Active Member

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    You're welcome. I didn't have much compassion for Hitler either.
     
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    Cracks me up. "respect for the dead." Why would anyone have respect for the dead when myself and others had no respect for him when he was alive. He mixed religion and politics. He shoulda chose one or the other.
     
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    My condolences to his family. As far as the man himself, the world is a better place today that he is gone.
     
  12. Mare Tranquillity

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    I have far more respect for him now that he's dead than I did when he was alive. I respect the fact that he in no longer lying about people he didn't know, discriminating against people he didn't like, and his incessant bigoted bleating has finally come to an end. I respect his silence.

    While I do not intend to go to his funeral, I hope that no one thinks thereby that I do not approve of it.
     
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    Yeah, your day will come too. Death of another toad.
     
  14. Good riddance he gave religion a bad name
     
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