Friday, December 19, 2008

Paul Weyrich Dies, Gay Activists Ecstatic

Paul Weyrich, a central figure in the modern conservative movement, passed away yesterday in northern Virginia.

This morning's Los Angeles Times features
a thoughtful obituary, "Paul Weyrich, Religious Conservative and Ex-President of Heritage Foundation, Dies at 66."

It turns out that Weyrich, who suffered from multiple illnesses, and who lost both his legs to amputation in 2005, continued to write commentaries up to the time of his death. He published an essay yesterday at Townhall, "
The Next Conservatism, A Serious Agenda for the Future." In 1979, Weyrich coined the notion of the "moral majority" during a discussion with the Rev. Jerry Falwell:

Falwell "turned to his people and said, 'That's the name of our organization,' " Weyrich recalled in an interview last year with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel."
One can see why Weyrich's passing would be a cause for celebration on the left.

It happens whenever a conservative icon passes away. Yesterday,
at Pam's House Blend, gay activists cheered the death of Weyrich in classic fashion:

- "Good Riddance ... At least Falwell won't be lonely in hell."

- "I know it's poor taste to speak ill of the dead, but I truly believe that the world has lost nothing with Weyrich's passing and probably experienced a net gain. Hopefully, if there is a hereafter, he gets judged the way he so harshly judged others."

- "You're only supposed to say good things about the dead? Okay. He'd dead. Good."

- "He shall not be missed ... A truly evil, hateful wingnut."

- "YAY ... And the world is a tiny bit better today."

- "Young too ... He was only 66 y.o."

"He died too late, ... Like 65 years too late, IMO."

- "I was always taught to respect the dead, but ... Seriously, I'm not shedding any tears over this scumbag. Good riddance, ya toad."

The thread reveals a couple of commenters trying to be respectful, and the remarks here are mild compares to the left's demonization of Jesse Helms when he passed away earlier this year.

If you missed it earlier, check out
Ben Johnson's essay on the left's secular demonology, where he writes:

Leftists lack the religious grounding to recognize everyone as a divine soul and a tradition that teaches them to “hate the sin but love the sinner.


Average American said...

I guess I shouldn't throw stones about this post, because when the likes of Pelosi, Reid, and NObama kick the bucket, I'll be at least thinking if not saying the exact same things.

AmPowerBlog said...

Well, Average Americans, there's plenty of time to attack the Democrats right now. Don't sink to the level of the radical left's demonization campaigns.

Laura Lee - Grace Explosion said...
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Righty64 said...

DISGUSTING! But, this is the level that the left has stooped to over the past eight years. It is this that makes it very hard for sane people not to react. But, we do have an obligation NOT to stoop to such a personal level of attack. It must always be on the substance of the issues. That is why the left can never really win. Notice how to the center President-elect Obama has tried to portray himself?

Tom the Redhunter said...

The behavior of the gay activists is enough to oppose their agenda.

Average American - No. Set yourself above that attitude. Two wrongs don't make a right.

Grace, however, has it about right. We may have to kill a terrorist or criminal, but should not rejoice in his death.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Gee, what a shock that they would say things like that! Say it isn't so!

\end sarcasm