Skip to comments.Racism Propelled Falwell's Career (Moonbat Hate Alert)
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.
Zak, get right with God. It’s not the Rev. Falwell who you’re angry at...
If not for murder and perversion, the liberals wouldn’t hold congress.
Robert Byrd did what?
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.
He modeled the white hood and sheet ensemble for the Democrat party.
How pathetic it is that you have to pull out a 50 year sermon to smear Falwell
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.
Any wagers on where in the metro area Mr. Zacs resides? (Bet it ain’t Hilliard or Pickerington!)
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.”
This braindead dork makes a living writing this non-sensical bilgewater?
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.
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.
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.
Robert Byrd was a recruiter for the KKK. Wonder what sort of crimes the racists he recruited were responsible for.
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.
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