Talk:Jerry Falwell

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Some of this crap is outrageously partisan. "Falwell routinely abuses Scripture to advance his political agenda." What a bunch of goddamn hippies.

I agree in that it appears that his most aggregious hateful statements have been left out. 00:50, 16 May 2007 (UTC)


  • GOD doesn't believe in ATHEISTS!
  • The ACLU is to Christians what the American Nazi party is to Jews.
  • He who stands against Israel stands against God.
    • (1981)
  • If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being.
  • The Bible is the inerrant... word of the living God. It is absolutely infallible, without error in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as well as in areas such as geography, science, history, etc.
  • There is no separation of church and state. Modern U.S. Supreme Courts have raped the Constitution and raped the Christian faith and raped the churches by misinterpreting what the Founders had in mind in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
  • We're fighting against humanism, we're fighting against liberalism... we are fighting against all the systems of Satan that are destroying our nation today... our battle is with Satan himself.
  • His message of peace and reconciliation under almost all circumstances is simply incompatible with Christian teachings as I interpret them. This 'turn the other cheek' business is all well and good but it's not what Jesus fought and died for. What we need to do is take the battle to the Muslim heathens and do unto them before they do unto us.

About Jerry Falwell[edit]

  • Death...isn't always sad!
  • I think it’s a pity there isn’t a hell for him to go to. The empty life of this ugly little charlatan proves only one thing: that you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and to truth in this country if you’ll just get yourself called Reverend. Who would, even at your network, have invited on such a little toad to tell us that the attacks of September 11th were the result of our sinfulness and were God’s punishment if they hadn’t got some kind of clerical qualification. People like that should be out in the street, shouting and hollering with a cardboard sign and selling pencils from a cup. The whole consideration of this horrible little person is offensive to very, very many of us who have some regard for truth and for morality and who think that ethics do not require that lies be told to children by evil old men, that we’re not told that people who believe like Falwell will be snatched up into heaven - I’m glad to see he skipped the rapture and was found on the floor of his office – while the rest of us go to hell. How dare they talk to children like this, how dare they raise money from credulous people on their huckster-like Elmer Gantry radio stations and fly around in private jets as he did, giggling and snickering all the time at what he was getting away with?…How dare he say, for example, that the Antichrist is already present amongst us and is an adult male Jew, while all the time fawning on the worst elements in Israel, with his other hand pumping anti-Semitic innuendos into American politics along with his friends Robertson and Graham, encouraging the most extreme theocratic fanatics and maniacs on the West Bank and in Gaza not to give an inch of what he thought of as holy land to the people who already lived there, undercutting and ruining every democrat and secularist in the Jewish state in the name of God? He’s done us an enormous, enormous disservice by this sort of demagoguery…the fact is that the country suffers to a considerable extent from paying too much by way of compliment to anyone who can describe themselves as a person of faith – Jimmy Swaggart, Ted Haggard: Chaucerian frauds, people who are simply pickpockets and frauds who prey on the gullible…He woke up every morning, as I say, pinching his chubby little flanks and thinking “I’ve got away with it again!”…I think he was a conscious charlatan and bully and fraud and I think if he read the Bible at all – and I would doubt whether he could actually read any long book at all – that he did so only in the most hucksterish, as we say, Bible-pounding way. I’m gonna repeat what I said before about the Israeli question. It’s very important. Jerry Falwell kept saying to his own crowd “Yeah you gotta like the Jews cos they can make more money in ten minutes than you can make in a lifetime.” He was also full, as his friends Robertson and Graham are and were, of anti-Semitic innuendo, yet, in the most base and hypocritical way, he encouraged the worst elements among Jewry. He got Menachim Begin to give him the Jabotinsky Medal, celebrating an alliance between Christian fundamentalism and Jewish fanaticism that has ruined the chances for peace in the Middle East. Lots of people are going to die and are already leading miserable lives because of the nonsense preached by this man
    • Christopher Hitchens

The People vs. Larry Flynt[edit]

There are some interesting quotes about Falwell in the film The People vs. Larry Flynt.  My guess is that some of the quotes about him presented in the film are either paraphased or verbatim quotes from actual people.  They would seem worth including.  E.g., did Althea Flynt actually say something to the effect of "Jerry Falwell is always an asshole"?  If so, that would seem like something worth adding.  (That said, even if the real Althea Flynt never said that, we could still quote the film.  But, methinks we should see if we can scrounge up an actual Althea Flynt quote to that effect first.)  allixpeeke (talk) 03:27, 14 March 2015 (UTC)