Bil Browning

Jerry Falwell in favor of gay rights

Filed By Bil Browning | August 26, 2005 8:47 AM | comments

Filed in: Living

While on MSNBC's "The Situation" on August 5th, the Rev. Jerry Falwell recently made some interesting comments. Falwell said, "But civil -- civil rights for all Americans, black, white, red, yellow, the rich, poor, young, old, gay, straight, et cetera, is not a liberal or a conservative value. It's an American value that I would think that we pretty much all agree on."

When asked by host Tucker Carlson if "conservatives are always arguing against special rights for gays," 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."

With Micah Clark and the American Family Organization recently spamming the Indianapolis City-County Council with e-mails from religious zealots (who aren't even Indy residents!), maybe it's time someone showed Micah some true Christian love. After all, Micah's recent email to his minions is full of lies - which is clearly a sin in front of God.

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DATE: 8/26/2005 11:54:45 AM

I am stunned.


DATE: 8/26/2005 12:00:18 PM

There has just got to be more to this story ...

AUTHOR: bilerico

DATE: 8/26/2005 04:16:47 PM

You can read the entire transcripts here.


DATE: 8/26/2005 04:29:56 PM

I didn't mean my comment as an affront to you, Bil. (I actually did read the entire transcipt of that show well, numerous other blog commentaries) My comment was one of disbelief concerning Falwell's HUGE 20+ year shift...and done it was done as if it was no biggie.

AUTHOR: bilerico

DATE: 8/26/2005 04:39:00 PM

Oh, no offense taken. I came across the link to the transcripts while I was out on the web today and thought I'd post it as a comment to the story. :)


DATE: 8/26/2005 04:58:48 PM

Good to know.