Friday, May 18, 2007

Tinky Winky says bye-bye to Jerry Falwell

on Salon.com:

Tinky Winky says bye-bye to Jerry Falwell

The former TV star recalls the trauma of being called gay by the conservative preacher.

By King Kaufman

May 16, 2007 Eight years ago the Rev. Jerry Falwell warned parents that BBC children's television star Tinky Winky was a hidden symbol of homosexuality. Falwell died Tuesday at 73, and the world wanted to talk to Tinky Winky.

2 comments:

  1. The Chicago Tribune says Jerry Falwell was "an influential man with a booming voice and a penchant for provocative statements."

    So was Goebbels.

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  2. I really struggled with my feeling about JF's passing as I felt his demonizing of those unlike him was not the heart of the Gospel and so I was angry--but I didn't want to fall into the trap of demonizing JF either. I commented on a blog about it and the blog author was quite kind and pastoral. She thought God was probably engaged in some serious corrective teaching, but that was between God and JF and none of our business. That was really freeing.

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