8.27.2005

Even Though They Caused 9-11 & Will Destroy America, Sodomites Gays Find Unexpected Ally...in Jerry Falwell!

Jerry Falwell Has Gay Epiphany

from 365Gay.com

Lynchburg, Virginia - The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who once blamed gays and feminists for 9-11, now says he supports basic civil rights for gays and lesbians - but with conditions.

In an MSNBC interview Falwell was asked by conservative host Tucker Carlson about complaints from the religious right that gays are always asking for special rights.

''Falwell responded, “Well, housing and employment are not special rights. I think - I think the right to live somewhere and to live where you please or to work where you please, as long as you’re not bothering anybody else, is a basic right, not a - not a special right.”

He repeated the remarks Thursday in an interview with the Lynchburg, Virginia News & Advance.

“I have always believed that all Americans should have basic human rights,” Falwell told the paper. “I’ve made it clear that I don’t consider the right to fair housing or employment a conservative or liberal value. Those are American values.”

It is a marked departure from his earlier position. Falwell frequently referred in the past to "special rights" sought by gays in job protections, housing, and in hate crime laws.

Following 9-11 in an appearance on the religious program The 700 Club, Falwell said: "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen'."

Falwell's newfound support for gay civil rights has won praise from the nation's largest LGBT civil rights group.

"You spoke with passion for the civil rights of all Americans — regardless of if they’re gay or straight. Thank you. Fairness is something that we should all agree on so in many ways this was no surprise. One day, I hope you’ll even join me on a trip to Capitol Hill to argue for this basic right," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese in a letter to Falwell.

In a media statement Solmonese said that “in recognizing his support, I also hope he supports legislation that would deliver on these values.”

Solmonese and the LGBT community may have to wait some time for that though.

The evangelist told the News & Advance that his support for basic rights does not mean he favors enshrining it in law.

“I don’t think homosexuals should be granted a special minority status,” he told the paper. However, he said that gays, including teachers, should not be denied jobs solely because of their sexuality.

“As long as a person obeys the law and doesn’t recruit a student to a certain lifestyle, they shouldn’t be prevented from teaching,” Falwell said. “Every American should be allowed to work wherever he or she wishes as long as they obey the law.”

He has a caveat for that too, though. He said he is not going to hire gays for teaching positions at Liberty Christian Academy or Liberty University.

2 Comments:

Blogger Davide said...

hi, i would like to disagree with you stating that "there is no god". that is grossly a misunderstanding on your part. as far as i know (and i know everything and as far as i like) i happen to be god. ok, now you know. you stand corrected.

btw, cool stuff on your blog. i almost cracked a smile. too bad i am paralysed...i was truly laughing inside.

August 27, 2005 8:52 PM  
Blogger Darren said...

So you're God!? Finally! Dude, I have some of your mail.

Odd that God A) is paralyzed, B) yet can type, and C) subscibes to some magazine called Chix with Dix. You do work in mysterious ways...

August 30, 2005 3:23 PM  

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