Jerry Falwell Passes
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who founded the Moral Majority and built the religious right into a political force, died Tuesday shortly after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University, a school executive said. He was 73.
Ron Godwin, the university’s executive vice president, said Falwell, 73, was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. “CPR efforts were unsuccessful,” he said.
Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but he said Falwell “has a history of heart challenges.”
“I had breakfast with him, and he was fine at breakfast,” Godwin said. “He went to his office, I went to mine, and they found him unresponsive.”
Graduation weekend at Liberty University is this weekend.
* Gawker– “We guess if you say enough ignorant, intolerant sh*t over enough time, God finally does call you home.”
* AmericaBlog does not disappoint with their hate- “Falwell is a nasty man. He is one of the worst anti-gay bigots of the religious right. I don’t like speaking ill of someone who may be dying, but there is no way to discuss this incredibly offensive religious extremist without discussing the hate that made up so much of his life.”
* Crooks and Liars pleads with their Leftist commenters to be nice- Oh well, at least they asked.
* Democratic Underground– It’s good that the sob is dead.
–Jerry Falwell has been dead for two hours.
I may not agree with everything that Rev. Falwell said or did, but I know that spitting on a man two hours after his death is a vile practice.
UPDATE: HotAir has a clip of MSNBC using a quote from a Bush-Bash website in their report on Falwell!