I met Jerry Falwell at work! (was: Re: Think, don't pray)

From: John Grigg (starman2100@lycos.com)
Date: Thu Sep 20 2001 - 01:03:04 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Will you hold each person that uses such tools,
> with or without much belief in the tenets of this or that faith, as
> somehow responsible for 9/11? - samantha

Spike wrote:
>Thats already been done by Falwell and Robertson. Im
>suggesting pray in private.

I wonder what Billy Graham's view is on the terrorist attack? My mother would have me watch his sermons on tv as a child. I have always seen him as being on a much higher level then Falwell, and especially Robertson.

As a preboarding screener is Alaska about six years ago, I had the experience of screening Rev. Falwell himself for possible weapons at the checkpoint(he beeped!). The man would not give me his full cooperation, and came across to me as a first-class smiling jerk. He would not stand up straight, fully extend arms, or come to the center of the checkpoint where wand screenings are done.

If I could go back in time I would really have put him in his place. The good reverend would be getting a proper screening, or simply not board his plane. And depending on which airport police responded, he would probably not be too molly-coddled.

Now, when a the leader of the Russian Orthodox church came through, I got the cooperation I needed.

I must admit that when Falwell's Alaskan protege came through, the Rev. Jerry Prevo(another Jerry,!), I was surprised by the fact he was very personable, and even charming. He also likes to stir things up, and gets vilified in the local press.

Personally, I believe in prayer. I just don't buy into tele-evangelists who feel they can claim to represent all Christians.

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