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Can someone shut this Falwell f*cker up?



Heil Jerry. (WP):

Seeking to take advantage of the momentum from an election where moral values proved important to voters, the Rev. Jerry Falwell announced Tuesday he has formed a new coalition to guide an “evangelical revolution.”

Falwell, a religious broadcaster based in Lynchburg, Va., said the Faith and Values Coalition will be a “21st century resurrection of the Moral Majority,” the organization he founded in 1979. Falwell said he would serve as the coalition’s national chairman for four years.

He added that the new group’s mission would be to lobby for pro-life conservatives to fill openings on the Supreme Court and lower courts, a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, and the election of another “George Bush-type” conservative in 2008.

“We all, for the first time, began to realize the potential of religious conservatives, particularly evangelicals, when something over 30 million of them went to the polls,” he said, noting most supported the president and pro-life candidates and helped vote down 11 same-sex marriage initiatives around the country.

Also, a decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court allowing gay marriages “helped energize our people,” Falwell said.

And when San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom began performing gay marriages, it “really caught the attention of people of faith in this country, and what we have been saying could happen actually happened,” he said.

“The timing could not have been better. That, along with the abortion issues and the terrorism issue, helped us to get our people awakened.”

Oh, and the last line of the article was the best part of the story…”Theologian Tim LaHaye will be the board chairman.” As BlogActive points out, Tim and his wife Beverly are the parents of Lee LaHaye, Chief Financial Officer of Concerned Women for America, another wingnut organization. Lee LaHaye is an openly gay man. Hmmm. Hypocritical homos are everywhere, especially in the evangelical family closet.

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