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Jerry Falwell being defended by ACLU.(via FARK)
November 29, 2001 10:43 AM   Subscribe

Jerry Falwell being defended by ACLU.(via FARK) Now I've heard everything. Now, I like Falwell about as much as the rest of you, but he may have a case. To give the ACLU their due, they always stand by their principles regardless of whose rights are being violated and whose political sensibilitie it might offend. I hope however, this will keep ol' Jerry from villifying the group in his sermons from here on out.
posted by jonmc (9 comments total)

 
This isn't any different than when the ACLU supported the Aryan Nation who are just as concerned about civil liberties as Jerry or Jerry Jr. are.
posted by skallas at 11:01 AM on November 29, 2001


Will Falwell stop vilifying the ACLU? Of course he won't- Falwell's a moron. He was on PI last night, and continued being a moron. Frankly, I don't see any change in this prognosis....

And what's the deal with the AP copy?
Though Falwell often chides the activist group

Falwell is a longtime critic of the ACLU. Two days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he said on Pat Robertson's "The 700 Club" show that God allowed the attack because of the work of abortion rights supporters, feminists and civil liberties groups, specifically the ACLU.
"Chides" the ACLU? Yah sure, and bin Laden "firmly scolded" the US back a couple of months ago....
posted by hincandenza at 11:03 AM on November 29, 2001


Of course Fallwell will continue to critcize the ACLU. And isn't that the point?
posted by eyeballkid at 11:18 AM on November 29, 2001


Eyeballkid-amen, halleujah!
posted by jonmc at 11:20 AM on November 29, 2001


Jerry Falwell continues to find new ways to make me sick. To have said what he did after Sept. 11 and then to accept the ACLU's help, he's told me that he either a) is a big fat hypocrite, or b) he wants more planes to fly into more buildings.

Cheeeeee-yarming. Just charming.
posted by MonkeyMeat at 11:23 AM on November 29, 2001


And what's the deal with the AP copy?

The AP, for all its ubiquity and thoroughness, is the wire-service champion of timid writing. They may be good reporters, but a lot of the AP's writers can suck the life right out of the most interesting stories.
posted by diddlegnome at 12:41 PM on November 29, 2001


Falwell is a longtime critic of the ACLU. Two days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he said on Pat Robertson's "The 700 Club" show that God allowed the attack because of the work of abortion rights supporters, feminists and civil liberties groups, specifically the ACLU. Falwell later apologized.

They should have added, maybe, sort of, kinda, well, maybe not!
posted by Rastafari at 12:52 PM on November 29, 2001


The devil must be shivering in hell.
posted by aacheson at 2:49 PM on November 29, 2001


You mean The Evil One? No, they think he's cowering in some cave along the Tora Bora ridge.
posted by verdezza at 6:28 PM on November 29, 2001


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