July 29, 2004

Falwell Invocation?

AMERICAblog is claiming that Jerry Falwell has announced he is giving the invocation at the Republican National Convention. This can’t be true, can it? Would the Republicans really do that?

The guy who said such insane things in the wake of the 9-11 tragedy (though not confined to that time) surely can’t be who they are choosing to set the moral tone.

A couple of days ago, a new complaint was lodged against Falwell for using his non-profit organization to raise money for Bush’s re-election. Story here and here.

In an e-mail newsletter sent to followers July 1, Falwell urged conservatives to vote for Bush and “flood Campaign for Working Families with financial help.” The Campaign for Working Families is run by Gary Bauer, a conservative activist who opposes abortion and gay marriage.

Falwell’s newsletter appeared on the ministries’ official Web site, and also included a link to the contribution site for the Campaign for Working Families.

Perhaps the question ought to be, could Republicans possibly find a more representative person to give their invocation. I can’t believe they’ve chosen him, and it can’t be verified, but he seems like the perfect choice to drive home some of the things we most dislike about Bush. For that, he’s noteworthy.

Just for fun and outrage, a link to Falwell quotes.

Posted by James at July 29, 2004 2:37 PM
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By the way, I'm still waiting for any other source to verify this. It seems unlikely and until I hear it from somewhere else, I remain extremely skeptical.

Posted by: James at July 29, 2004 5:25 PM

More on this story at Lloydletta.

Apparently, he confirmed that people have witnessed Falwell claiming he will give an invocation at the RNC.

Posted by: James at July 29, 2004 6:36 PM

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