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Madspirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:42 PM
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September 13, 2001 Falwell and Robertson chat
Partial transcript of comments from the
September 13, 2001 telecast of the 700 Club

http://www.actupny.org/YELL/falwell.html

JERRY FALWELL: And I agree totally with you that the Lord has protected us so wonderfully these 225 years. And since 1812, this is the first time that we've been attacked on our soil and by far the worst results. And I fear, as Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense, said yesterday, that this is only the beginning. And with biological warfare available to these monsters -- the Husseins, the Bin Ladens, the Arafats -- what we saw on Tuesday, as terrible as it is, could be miniscule if, in fact -- if, in fact -- God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve.

PAT ROBERTSON: Jerry, that's my feeling. I think we've just seen the antechamber to terror. We haven't even begun to see what they can do to the major population.

JERRY FALWELL: The ACLU's got to take a lot of blame for this.

PAT ROBERTSON: Well yes.

JERRY FALWELL: And, I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. 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."

PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I totally concur, and the problem is we have adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government. And so we're responsible as a free society for what the top people do. And, the top people, of course, is the court system..

JERRY FALWELL: Pat, did you notice yesterday the ACLU and all the Christ-haters, People For the American Way, NOW, etc. were totally disregarded by the Democrats and the Republicans in both houses of Congress as they went out on the steps and called out on to God in prayer and sang "God Bless America" and said "let the ACLU be hanged". In other words, when the nation is on its knees, the only normal and natural and spiritual thing to do is what we ought to be doing all the time - calling upon God. ~~~

PAT ROBERTSON: Amen

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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:49 PM
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1. And Yet WE are so evil for speaking poorly of the dead
falwell was a fucking monster. Unfortunately his hate won't die with him, it is alive and well in "christian conservatives."
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Madspirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:54 PM
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3. Evidently
Evidently, from what I've seen around here lately, the Christian conservatives aren't the only ones we have to fear.
Lee
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:10 PM
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5. I guess
you may be referring to the likes of me, but no one in this country has to be concerned with me taking away their constitutional liberties or using the constitution as a weapon against them or sanctimoniously hating them in the name of Jesus Christ with a smarmy smile on my face.

Those who fear the fairness doctrine or fear hate crimes legislation or fear swearing to tell the truth probably would have difficulty with me eventually.
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Madspirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:31 PM
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6. Not You!
Edited on Thu May-17-07 02:32 PM by Madspirit
You've been a great ally in this. Why would I be pointing a waggy finger at you dude. You're a friend and an ally! ...even though you are named after a Dukes of Hazard character...<g>
Lee
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:14 PM
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7. Thank you my Friend
I do tend to get in and stay in the doghouse of christians here at DU. I can live with that. Actually my name is a combination of my Naval Career and my Alma Mater. Sailors lovingly called me Bosshog (behind my back and in hushed tones.) My contemporaries proudly called me that because they knew they could depend on me
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:16 PM
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9. And bet me his lawyer son and his "pastor" son don't have a plan
to franchise the Falwell brand.

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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 04:58 PM
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14. scary... look how that little freak Joel Osteen
took his father's not-so-huge Houston "ministry" and turned it into a national brand. Falwell's spawn will be looking closely at the Osteen Fils business model, i'm sure.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:26 PM
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16. I didn't know how scary until a couple of DUers challenged me
on the family issue. But I found exactly what I expected. This POS made hatred into a product and his spawn are positioned to capitalize on it. :puke:
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:49 PM
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2. Then Pat Robertson tried to say he wasn't even paying attention.
"Rev. Falwell's initial remarks were completely in accord with what had been said in preceding parts of the program, and then, unexpectedly, he uttered a political statement of blame directed at certain segments of the population that was severe and harsh in tone and, frankly, not fully understood by the three hosts of The 700 Club who were watching Rev. Falwell on a monitor."

'chyea right. Didn't sound like that when he said it.
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:58 PM
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4. I point my finger in his lifeless face and say "you (and your gluttony) helped this happen."
Do I get to choose the finger?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:15 PM
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8. Well done. Lee.
K&R
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Sapere aude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:18 PM
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10. The man is dead. Ding Dong the witch is dead, which old witch?
Edited on Thu May-17-07 03:18 PM by Sapere aude
The wicked witch. Ding Dong the wicked witch is dead.
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Madspirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 05:07 PM
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15. ...and PS
Have you noticed how many recommendations most of the Falwell posts got? One almost made it to 100. I guess we're all pathological.
Lee
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SayWhatYo Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:35 PM
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17. Oh please....
This post is obviously in response to those who are saying we need to respect this guy. Now, I'm not dancing on his grave and don't give a shit that he died, but I can understand why many despise him.

I actually wouldn't have replied if did't include "I feel for you that your pain is so great", that crap always gets me going.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 09:49 PM
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18. There is probably a CODA meeting in your area. n/t
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:44 PM
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20. Why are you here?
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 03:25 PM
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12. Hateful, fear-mongering, self-righteous asshole n/t
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 10:41 PM
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19. K&R.
Thanks Madspirit.

His own words seem to damn him at every turn.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-18-07 08:23 PM
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21. "since 1812, this is the first time that we've been attacked on our soil"???
Edited on Fri May-18-07 08:27 PM by eppur_se_muova
ummmmmm ... Pearl Harbor? :shrug:

And lot's not even get into that whole "War Between the States" thingy, where we were busy attacking our own.

Oh, excuse me. Logic doesn't come into it.



/eta ???'s and snarkiness
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