Late yesterday it was reported that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, did the world a huge favor when he helped prevent the release of x-rated photos of antigay activist Jerry Falwell Jr. about three years ago.
According to Reuters, in the months before Falwell endorsed Trump’s presidential bid in 2016, the evangelical leader contacted Cohen seeking help regarding an “embarrassing personal matter.”
Falwell, president of Liberty University, one of the world’s largest Christian universities, said someone had come into possession of what Cohen described as racy “personal” photographs — the sort that would typically be kept “between husband and wife.”
Cohen later told actor Tom Arnold about the photographs, who shared a recording of their conversation with The Washington Post yesterday.
In the recording, Cohen is heard saying, “There’s a bunch of photographs–you know, personal photographs–that somehow, the guy ended up getting.”
Cohen goes on to say that the man was demanding cash from the Falwells in exchange for the photos being destroyed.
“I actually have one of the photos,” Cohen said. “It’s terrible.”
Naturally, this has people feeling all sorts of ways. From complete shock (Jerry Falwell has sex?!) to utter horror (Please, God, don’t let us ever see those photos!), the whole world seems to have an opinion on the matter.
And now, the responses…
Tom Arnold secretly taping Michael Cohen discussing a cover up involving Jerry Falwell Jr., racy photos to help Donald Trump win the presidency is truly the purest expression of our Mad Libs nightmare.
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) May 7, 2019
I think the most shocking photos of Jerry Falwell Jr out there would be of him actually praying
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) May 7, 2019
I’m pretty emotionally invested in rejecting the idea that Jerry Falwell Jr. has an interesting sex life.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 7, 2019
Jerry Falwell Jr has officially left Christianity #IdolatryIsReal
— Bill Mefford (@billmefford) May 6, 2019
I don’t think anyone should spread the rumor that Jerry Falwell Jr made a tape where his wife is pegging him while wearing a trump mask. That would be irresponsible and hilarious.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) May 7, 2019
Jerry Falwell Jr is a disgrace to his father.
And his father was a segregationist who built whites-only schools & defended apartheid.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 8, 2019
But they don’t stop there…
I don’t suppose Jerry Falwell Jr. racy photos would be photos of Jerry racing to be the best Christian he could be, would they?
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) May 7, 2019
You mean to tell me that this religious bigot has skeletons in his closet?
Who would have guess!?!?!https://t.co/rRZBH3qacf
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) May 8, 2019
The only thing worse than the hypocrisy of Jerry Falwell Jr. is the thought of him participating in literally any sex act.
— Susie Meister (@susie_meister) May 7, 2019
My greatest worry is that Jerry Falwell Jr. is going to ruin threesomes.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) May 8, 2019
I’m not a religious person, but please God save us from having to see Jerry Falwell Jr’s nudes. Amen.
— Evan DeSimone (@Smorgasboredom) May 7, 2019
“And do you, Jerry Falwell, Jr. promise to keep all your racy photos between you and your lawfully wedded wife?”
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) May 8, 2019