Friday, April 07, 2006

I'm Not A Card Carrying Member

Reverend Jerry Falwell spoke to the congregation of Cross Lanes Baptist Church in Cross Lanes, WV this week. I found it interesting that the local news media had little to report about his visit. I suppose they are busy covering the filming of We Are... Marshall, and the whereabouts of the movie's hot cast.

In his speech, Falwell told members of the congregation that we must "turn this nation back to the faith of our fathers," and explained how ministers and church pastors are the only hope for the survival of the Unites States.

I'm not a fan of Falwell. In fact, I find him offensive and dangerous. His self-righteousness is divisive, and his beliefs so narrow that he discounts large cross-sections of Americans. Falwell publicly blames homosexuals, liberals and anyone without a Moral Majority club card for the problems our country is experiencing. I blame Falwell and those like him for many of the problems, particularly those that have occurred in the last eight years. Falwell stumped hard for Bush during the election years, and often commented on the Prez's strong Christian faith as a reason to elect him. I suppose, then, that it is the policies and philosophies of the Bush administration to which Falwell is referring when he made his 'faith of our fathers' remark.

Enough said...

Wonder if Matthew Fox is back in town today?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I blame those damn liberals too!

The Film Geek said...

Do you get any benefits with the Moral Majority membership besides just the card?

Hoyt said...

How come he doesn't mention the "faith of our mothers?" What's up with that.

Yeah, when is Matt Fox in town?

The Film Geek said...

There was a Matt Fox sighting at the Red Lobster Friday night at 6pm. Dyed red hair and all.

Cara said...

Basil Iwanyk was in Hanks on Sunday night with a girl too young to drink. They had to leave because she didn't have her ID. (Completely unrelated to your Papaw story...but still found it interesting)