Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Jerry Falwell Dies...
I happened to jump over to Rod 2.0's Blog this afternoon and caught the snippet that the infamous televangelist died today. While I hold no malice towards him, I know there are many out in GLBT community that do. I wonder though, now that he has met his Maker, will his God he so fervently worshipped all these years, be the same Creator of the Universe? Falwell has preached some very negative sermons in his day and I wonder what surprises are in store him when he reaches Heaven. Do I think he'll be in Heaven? For some time, yes. I believe we all will stand before God someday and answer for the deeds we did in life. I'm sure if I'm beliefs jive with what Falwell believed, but I do believe the Creator will hold us all accountable for our actions. I'm not sure if everything written or taught from the Bible is accurate, its all a matter of interpretation.
Falwell founded the Moral Majority in 1979. Falwell credited the Moral Majority with getting millions of conservative voters registered, aiding in Ronald Reagan's election as President in 1980 and giving Republicans control of the Senate. The rise of Christian conservatism — and the Moral Majority's condemnation of homosexuality, abortion and pornography — made Falwell perhaps the most recognizable figure on the evangelical right, and one of the most controversial ones, too. His remarks a few days after Sept. 11, 2001, essentially blaming feminists, gays and liberals for bringing on the terrorist attacks drew a rebuke from the White House, similar to comments that Pat Robertson had made about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina that the wrath of God was brought upon gays and immorality.
What I remember most about Falwell in recent years was his preposterous remarks about the Teletubbies. Falwell accused Tinky Winky as a gay role model and morally damaging to children. Whoa Nelly! I won't begin to touch upon that issue again. Will he be right all along??? Probably not.
Who knows what the other side holds, death hold all the final answers and unfortunately none of us will no anything until we cross beyond the veil. I'm in no rush to meet my maker! My life may not be everything I've wanted it to be, but I have too much living and there is a Divine purpose and reason for my continued existence. Only time will reveal what the purpose of any of our existences mean. Is homosexuality wrong? Is it immoral? I can't answer that. I only live my life according to what feel right and I try to be an upstanding person where possible. There is the old adage "Let your conscious be your guide." I try to live by those words and believe me, my conscious often feels guilty for the most mundane trivialities.
While this blog is not really intended to show adult content, I can't guarantee that an occasional image of male nudity won't appear. Be advised that this blog is intended to be read by people with an open mind. I don't claim any rights to the images nor do I have any knowledge of the sexuality of persons featured (unless they are openly gay...duh). Enjoy yourself and take a small step in my every day life and pondering... Feel free to email any comments or opinions.