Jerry Falwell, "agent of intolerance," dead at 73

"Pagans, abortionists, and feminists" will fondly remember some of the preacher's greatest hits


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Andrew Leonard
May 15, 2007 11:54PM (UTC)

Some quotes to remember Jerry Falwell by:

In reference to 9/11: "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.'"

"I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them."

"AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals."

"Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them."

And much, much more.


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