Fundamentalist Christian minister Jerry Falwell is dead at 73.

It’s probably churlish to use the occasion of someone’s death to point out that said person was a paranoid, avaricious, hate-spewing enabler of America’s basest lizard-brain impulses, so I won’t go there. I will, however, note that one of the proudest moments of my young career was being cited by name in the course of a rambling, delusional Falwell sermon on global warming, which apparently is “Satan’s Attempt to Re-direct the Church’s Primary Focus.” Clever, Satan! Very clever.

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Update [2007-5-15 15:0:8 by David Roberts]: Carpetbagger brings us Falwell’s “greatest” hits.

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