Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Jerry Falwell: Dead

Later, Hater!

I've been trying to decide what to say about the death of America's premier evangelical charlatan. Instead I'll let Christopher Hitchens do it.

The evil that he did will live after him. This is not just because of the wickedness that he actually preached, but because of the hole that he made in the "wall of separation" that ought to divide religion from politics. In his dingy racist past, Falwell attacked those churchmen who mixed the two worlds of faith and politics and called for civil rights. Then he realized that two could play at this game and learned to play it himself.

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