He says he wants a revolution


Geraldine Sealey
November 10, 2004 9:42PM (UTC)

Seeing an opening after last Tuesday's evangelical turnout, Jerry Falwell reveals his plans: An "evangelical revolution."

From the AP: "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.

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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 anti-abortion 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."

So Falwell is on the hunt for another "George Bush-type conservative." Let's help him out and write the help wanted ad for him:

Help Wanted: A "conservative" who believes the government should have its fingers in the personal lives of Americans, and then spends government money and time to enshrine this meddling in the nation's most sacred document. This "conservative" should generally spend taxpayers' money willy-nilly with no concern for the deficit, eroding government services or the next generation. Ideally, this conservative also should have a George Bush-like disdain for facts, the reality-based community, science and rational thought. Equal Opportunity Employer -- as long as you're on board with the "evangelical revolution."

Note to Falwell: We know white evangelical voters have been all the rage since last week, but you're only 23 percent of the electorate. That's not a revolution, nor a majority.


Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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