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San Franciscans Dance On Falwell’s Grave

From South Florida’s NBC affiliate WTVJ:

Protestors Dance On Grave For Anti-Falwell Memorial

May 16, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO — About a dozen people gathered in the Castro District of San Francisco Tuesday evening to mark the death of Jerry Falwell.

Falwell, the folksy, small-town preacher who used the power of television to found the Moral Majority and turn the Christian right into a mighty force in American politics during the Reagan years, died Tuesday at 73.

Michael Petrelis organized the so-called “anti-memorial” and said gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders said would speak out about Falwell’s past efforts to demonize the gay community.

A makeshift grave was surrounded by an assortment of signs, rainbow flags and teletubbies dolls at Castro and 18th streets.

One signed read, “Falwell dies, but the rainbow lives.”

At least one person danced on the makeshift grave.

Petrelis said he organized the event because Falwell “spent a number of decades working to deny gays full equality.” …

How pathetic.

And typical.

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