Media Matters for America pointed out this one — man he knows how to step in it… Freepers have been worrying that Falwell would just not be able to shut himself up; he’s providing the richest quotes and punchlines of late.
Reverend Jerry Falwell, national chairman of the Faith and Values Coalition and Moral Majority founder, labeled the National Organization for Women (NOW) the “National Order of Witches,” said he was going to invite People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to Christian men’s gatherings called “Wild Game Night” so that they “can sit there and suffer,” and called Americans United for Separation of Church and State “an anti-Christ” group.
From Falwell’s November 21 televised service, broadcast from his Thomas Road Baptist Church:
And we’re going to invite PETA [to “Wild Game Night”] as our special guest, P-E-T-A — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. We want you to come, we’re going to give you a top seat there, so you can sit there and suffer. This is one of my special groups, another one’s the ACLU, another is the NOW — the National Order of Witches [sic]. We’ve got — I’ve got a lot of special groups.
From the November 22 edition of FOX News Channel’s Hannity & Colmes:
FALWELL: Up until this generation with the influence of the American Civil Liberties Union and anti-Christ groups like Americans United for Separation of Church and State —
COLMES: Oh “anti,” that’s not true, Reverend. They’re not “anti-Christ.”
FALWELL: It is true. I know those guys and the fact is they’re so anti-religious, anti-Christian that they have tried to secularize the country.