Falwell folderol


    Davis Horowitz’s remarks, printed here, were first published at FrontPage on the Internet in response to an article in a Rev. Jerry Falwell publication that stated Tinky Winky, a character on “Teletubbies,” is gay.

    Jerry Falwell thinks that the “Teletubbies” are a homosexual plot to corrupt children. Apparently Tinky Winky, who is purple and carries a magic bag that looks like a purse, was designed to “role model the gay lifestyle [which] is damaging to the moral lives of children.” Actually it’s Falwell who is role modeling conservatives in a way that is damaging to the life of the conservative cause (not to mention the Republican future). What timing, Jerry! The Senate is deliberating the fate of the President. The left is claiming that the whole impeachment process is a mean-spirited invasion of someone’s private life, something that Americans think should be protected and that conservatives used to think was sacrosanct.

    It would be comforting to think that Jerry Falwell had just lost his marbles. Unfortunately, this is (as the House managers like to say) a pattern where the reverend is concerned. If this Falwell moment doesn’t prove that he deserves to be “removed” as a conservative spokesman, I don’t know what would.

    David Horowitz