Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Falwell Quote

From a USA Today chat:

“I do not believe the homosexual community deserves minority status. One’s misbehavior does not qualify him or her for minority status. Blacks, Hispanics, women, etc. are God-ordained minorities who do indeed deserve minority status.”

There’s something bizarre about this statement. Several things, actually. First of all, Jerry, “minority status” comes from a simple mathematical calculation. You either have over 50% of a given population or you don’t. If you don’t, you are a minority within the defined group. Second, the phrase “God-ordained minorities” may be the single most ridiculous combination of words I’ve ever encountered. Just weird.


  1. #1 NBarnes
    June 25, 2004

    Women make up 52% of the US population…..

  2. #2 DonM
    June 25, 2004

    I can see how that would fit within Jerry’s definition of a minority 🙂


  3. #3 Jon Rowe, Esq.
    June 26, 2004

    Huh…I never knew that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was written into the Bible thousands of years before enshrined into our federal law in 1964. Now if Falwell could give us those verses and chapters….

  4. #4 tim gueguen
    June 26, 2004

    Well, if Falwell thinks that “misbehaviour” disqualifies one from minority status I guess he won’t mind when he and his fellow fundies are discriminated against. After all I’m sure the majority of Americans would consider his version of Christianity to involve “misbehaviour” of some form or another ie some devout Catholics would think him an apostate for not obeying the Pope.

  5. #5 Jos del Solar
    July 2, 2004

    So God told me: “I pronounce thee a minority…”

    Are there any limits to the idiocy of that man?

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