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Racism Propelled Falwell's Career (Moonbat Hate Alert)
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 30, 2007 | ALLEN ZAK

Posted on 05/30/2007 5:32:12 PM PDT by buccaneer81

Racism propelled Falwell's career Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:55 AM

In his May 17 Dispatch Forum column, "Rev. Falwell changed the face of politics," appraising the late minister's legacy, Cal Thomas disingenuously characterized the Rev. Jerry Falwell's 1965 sermon, "Ministers and marches," as a critique of religious political activism. The sermon was actually an expression of Falwell's white-supremacist ideology. Falwell was an outspoken segregationist.

Racism, not "values," launched Falwell and the Christian Right into politics. In a 1958 sermon to his Lynchburg, Va., congregation, one of many decrying civil rights, Falwell said, "When God has drawn a line of distinction, we should not attempt to cross that line . . . (Integration) will destroy our race eventually."

When overt white supremacy became untenable, Falwell switched targets, attacking an array of perceived social ills, including gay rights and secular public education.

Times have changed, but Falwell's legacy remains. After civil-rights gains in the 1960s, the Republican Party successfully launched its "Southern strategy" to lure disaffected white Southerners. Although former party Chairman Ken Mehlman apologized for the strategy, most Southern states became Republican strongholds. If not for racism, George W. Bush would never have become president.

ALLEN ZAK

Columbus


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Ohio; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: antichristian; bilgewater; falwell; jerryfalwell; leftisthate; moonbat
This guy must be a relative of Morris Dees.
1 posted on 05/30/2007 5:32:13 PM PDT by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81

Zak, get right with God. It’s not the Rev. Falwell who you’re angry at...


2 posted on 05/30/2007 5:34:03 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (See HiJinx's tag line....then DO it!!!!)
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To: buccaneer81

If not for murder and perversion, the liberals wouldn’t hold congress.


3 posted on 05/30/2007 5:35:10 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: buccaneer81
Times have changed, but Falwell's legacy remains.

Times have changed, but Byrd's legacy remains.
4 posted on 05/30/2007 5:37:32 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: buccaneer81

Robert Byrd did what?


5 posted on 05/30/2007 5:39:21 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle (I think Jamie Dupree is annoying.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Brer Zak here undoubtedly thinks highly of the proposed amnesty for illegal aliens ~ at the same time simply accepting that it will serve to discourage Buddhist and Hindu immigration.

Did Zak know that Latin Americans tend to be virulently anti-semitic?

No doubt he'll find out personally.

He has far greater problems than whatever it was that made him angry with Falwell and Bush.

Unfortunately we live in a time where there are no soul, heart or spirit transplants available to heal what's wrong with you.

6 posted on 05/30/2007 5:40:55 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: The Worthless Miracle
Robert Byrd did what?

He modeled the white hood and sheet ensemble for the Democrat party.

7 posted on 05/30/2007 5:41:52 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81
In a 1958 sermon to his Lynchburg, Va., congregation,

How pathetic it is that you have to pull out a 50 year sermon to smear Falwell

8 posted on 05/30/2007 5:42:10 PM PDT by Popman (New American Dream: Move to Mexican, cross the border, become an illegal. free everything)
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To: buccaneer81
"God used him to cause a spiritual awakening in America," said Mahito Oi, a 32-year-old graduate student and native of Japan studying counseling. "I want to do the same thing Jerry did, in Japan."

Michael Tait, a former Liberty student and famous Christian singer with the now-disbanded dc Talk, attended the funeral and called Falwell a second father who inspired him.

Tait, who is African American, said he realizes Falwell years ago preached against the civil-rights movement but believes he had a sincere change of heart.

"I'll speak well of him till the day I die," Tait said, adding that his former band's first concert took place in the backyard of Falwell's home.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA052307.3A.falwell.2d43c4f.html

10 posted on 05/30/2007 5:52:03 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: TonyRo76

Any wagers on where in the metro area Mr. Zacs resides? (Bet it ain’t Hilliard or Pickerington!)


11 posted on 05/30/2007 5:53:17 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Meanwhile Robert Byrd throws around the N-word on NATIONAL TELEVISION, but somehow no racism is ever imputed to him, no one ever questions Byrd’s “change of heart.”


13 posted on 05/30/2007 6:01:13 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: buccaneer81

This braindead dork makes a living writing this non-sensical bilgewater?


14 posted on 05/30/2007 6:02:06 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: buccaneer81; Popman
In a 1958

Give me a break. Since then many have decided that racism was wrong. People like Lyndon Johnson and William Fulbright. Blacks entering the Democratic Party back then were green and intent on displacing whites, not working with them. That's why there became a "Southern Strategy". The attitude of Blacks have changed since back then, but not for Mr. Zak.

15 posted on 05/30/2007 6:13:03 PM PDT by oyez
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To: buccaneer81; wideawake; cyborg
When overt white supremacy became untenable, Falwell switched targets, attacking an array of perceived social ills, including gay rights and secular public education.

If not for racism, George W. Bush would never have become president.

Oh sure. Every single time I say "I believe every single human being who has ever lived or ever will live is descended from two people created by the Hands of G-d" I'm actually saying "I hate black people." It's so freaking obvious!

Meanwhile, the vast majority of Black chr*stians remain Biblical literalists who believe that homosexuality is wrong, but they have special permission. I s'pose all that matters is if you vote right. After all, no one ever complains about racist white Southerners voting as a bloc for Adlai E. Stevenson.

16 posted on 05/30/2007 6:36:44 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator ("Qumah HaShem, veyafutzu 'oyeveykha, veyanusu mesan'eykha mippaneykha!")
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To: buccaneer81

I will bet that more black people go to Jerry Falwell’s church than go to the church of the writer here if the writer even goes to church.


17 posted on 05/30/2007 6:53:01 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Is it football season yet????????)
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To: The Worthless Miracle

Robert Byrd was a recruiter for the KKK. Wonder what sort of crimes the racists he recruited were responsible for.


18 posted on 05/30/2007 8:50:18 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: denydenydeny

That’s because in one of those televised interviews, Mr. Byrdt*rd (D-KKK) said that their are white n***ers as well as black n***ers so it was a perfectly good word. NO sarcasm from him, no outrage from the media.


19 posted on 05/30/2007 8:52:47 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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