Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Googlebomb Jerry Falwell

UPDATE: Welcome to Wonkette readers. I have a list of my best Falwell posts on my main blog.

Original Post: Jerry Falwell is one of the most noxious and unrepentant members of the sectarian right. When Falwell was a preacher in the 1960's, he was critical of the political activity of Martin Luther King, claiming that ministers should be saving souls, not being involved in politics (Falwell also thought King was on the wrong side of the issue based on his belief that blacks were stricken with "The curse of Ham" and were meant to be subservient to whites; Falwell tried to cover up his racist views by recalling all of her sermons made prior to 1970). Falwell's view of religion and politics changed when he founded the Moral Majority in 1979. In 1985, Falwell visited South Africa and put his support behind the apartheid regime of P.W. Botha (Falwell called anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu a "phony"). When Bill Clinton became president, Falwell and Patrick Matrisciana bilked Falwell's congregants out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling them videos claiming that Clinton was involved in drug running and murder (Falwell and Matrisciana used a fraudulent infomercial to sell the phony videos to Falwell's unsuspecting flock). When Falwell's Liberty University faced financial woes, Falwell received financial support from Sun Myung Moon--whom Falwell had previously (and accurately) denounced as a cult leader. Right after the September 11 attacks, Falwell tried to blame gays, People for the American Way, and other groups for allowing God to lift His shield of protection from the United States. Let's Google bomb him:

1. Copy and paste the following to your web site or on an internet bulletin board:

<a href="http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/usa/vince-foster/">Jerry Falwell</a>
<a href="http://www.tylwythteg.com/enemies/falwell.html">Jerry Falwell</a>
<a href="http://www.salon.com/news/1998/03/cov_11news.html">Jerry Falwell</a>
<a href="http://www.consortiumnews.com/archive/moon3.html">Jerry Falwell</a>
<a href="http://www.ctlibrary.com/ct/1998/feb9/8t2082.html">Jerry Falwell</a>
<a href="http://home.att.net/~jrhsc/devil.html">Jerry Falwell</a>
<a href="http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/5717/">Jerry Falwell</a>
<a href="http://www.seekgod.ca/cnp.f.htm">Jerry Falwell</a>
<a href="http://www.skepticfiles.org/fw/falwell.htm">Jerry Falwell</a>
<a href="http://onepeoplesproject.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=75&Itemid=29">Jerry Falwell</a>

The results will look like this:

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