Serving as Ronald Reagan's de facto archbishop, Falwell's insistence AIDS was God's punishment for homosexuals criminally slowed officialdom's reactions to an emergency health crisis. He remained smug as 500,000 Americans lost their lives and he helped fuel world impotence in the face of 100 million infections.
The blood on Falwell's hands isn't any different from that on the hands of Nazi war criminals responsible for the Holocaust.
This is why I protested at Lynchburg saying I wouldn't sit at the same table with Falwell, let alone crawl to him , betraying, as the gay Reverend Mel White has done, all of Falwell's victims by staging a sham to rescue Falwell's faltering public image and to help him pursue his shameless scams. Mel White, hawking his own cultish two-step, is like a Nazi-Falwell collaborator.
This is the same Falwell who, on the Today Show (10/24/99) anointed White the 'titular head of the Gay and Lesbian Movement'. One dirty hand washed the other.
This is the same White who took electric shocks and 25 years of anti-gay therapy; who ghostwrote for Falwell, Pat Robertson, Ollie North, ad nauseum. Falwell had then joined my Miami opponent, the hysterical Anita Bryant, equating Gay Love with necrophilia and bestiality.
Non-violence in action.
In Volusia County, February 1999, the Oral Majority co-sponsored an "Impeach the GOP" rally of 500. We've done 37 events this year and over 400 media interviews to help end the GOP's stranglehold in 2000.
On November 2, 1999, in Volusia County, 14 Democrats were elected. Only one Republican won. Two others were defeated by Independents.
Thus we've proven that Falwell is in the minority. Seventy percent of the American people oppose Falwellian-style sexual witch hunts.
Falwell was drowning in his own foolishness and needed gay religionists' support so White resurrected his own career by playing up Falwell's redemption to the media.
Falwell's Armageddon games justify his doomsday 'prophecies', while we, who have hope for this world, do love our fellow men, cherish freedom, enjoy multiple choice and spontaneity, are creative and are helping everyone, we are the objects of Falwell's intolerance.
Many sincere Christians perceive that Falwell is in conflict with what they know to be true. Falwell's our "wanted" poster that is helping bring down the GOP's Right Wing in 2000.
We've won the Cultural War with most of the public willing to support equal rights for same-sex lovers. The issue is and has always been 'taxation with representation'.
Following his meeting with White, Falwell's afterword titled "Why I Did It" called me a "sinner" and "dangerous". I see myself instead as a "lover" and as "effective". This is why G-d, Tinky-Winky and 9 women gathered with me in Lynchburg, to rally believers in those divine twins: love and freedom.
People who attack others' sexuality are least secure with their own. They mask it with quotes from "Romans" to justify their homophobia, as they did justifying racism and anti-Semitism. It's the same old sad disease mixed this time with Falwell's fundraising greed.
Bob Kunst, President
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