Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Jerry Falwell

From The News and Advance...

Reverend Falwell is no alien to the public spotlight for shooting off his mouth. As much as I love his zeal for Jesus, he has a habit of being too blunt.

However, this time the Anti-Defamation League is in the wrong.

"Rev. Falwell's recent statements are directly at odds with the American ideal and should be rejected," said ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman. "Understanding the danger of combining religion and politics, our founding fathers wisely cre-ated a political system based on individual merit and religious inclusiveness."

The group called on Falwell to retract his statement, which it termed "divisive and un-American."

Mr. Foxman is historically incorrect in his statement regarding our founding fathers and religious inclusiveness. Specifically, our nation was built on Christian principals and values. The founding fathers though, didn't want to force citizens to partake in any particular Christian denomination.

Rev. Falwell is right as he wants Christians to vote for those candidates with Christian values, ie pro-life and pro-family. These are the real American values. Outside of the history lesson, Mr. Foxman would have been wise to seek clarity from Rev. Falwell before speaking to the press.

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