chronicle of my journey through my matriarch years - love , work, dreams, frustrations, poems, paradoxes
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.