"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals." -Jerry Falwell (1993)
"AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals. To oppose it would be like an Israelite jumping in the Red Sea to save one of Pharoah's charioteers." -Jerry Falwell (1991)
"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." -Jerry Falwell, blaming liberals, feminists, and gays for 9/11 (2001)
I know many will and have said that someone's being relieved (or even happy) at someone's death is in poor taste. I respect that view (my parents have certainly taught me better). Nonetheless, count me among those happy Jerry Falwell is room temperature.
I'll feel reverence at his death as soon as I'm done revering the deaths of the people Falwell's rhetoric helped murder: Matthew Shepard, Jacob Orosco, Eddie Garzon, and the many others who have been beaten and killed, as well as the many more who will no doubt continue to be hurt by his hate mongering.
Jerry, may the afterlife be a place where you feel and see all the pain you caused others every single day.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some dancing to do.
*with apologies to Kina