Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Fundamentalist demagogue Jerry Fallwell died today. I never wished him dead, and do believe strongly in freedo of speech and of religion, but I'm glad his voice is silenced. He claimed that AIDS was God's retribution for homosexualty and in general preached a harsh, sexist, nonuniversalist religion, nothing like the Christianity of the Sermon on the Mount. I hope the influence of the Christian right is beginning to fade - that more and more people will reject its oversimplifications.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

I'm still in shock. As much as I want a return to true Christianity I am having some trouble imagining a world without Fallwell in it.