Jerry Falwell, a conservative evangelist, has recently passed away. Falwell was probably one of the most politically influential evangelists in the US, who has been credited for basically “mobilizing” the religious right, making them realize how much power they had, as a block of voters.
Falwell has always been a very controvercial figure. This is painfully obvious as, around the world and the net, people are bitterly celebrating his death.
I’ll admit, I wasn’t a fan of Falwell, but I can’t believe that people would actually celebrate the death of this man. I think that’s extremely poor taste. There are a lot of people who didn’t like him, but the truth is, he wasn’t that different than the plethora of evangelicals out there, and the people he influenced are still registered to vote, and still of the same mindset.
His death is not a victory, no matter what your beliefs are. How can people rejoice in someone’s death? Honestly, it makes me sick beyond words.