Some gay folk celebrated Reverend Jerry Falwell‘s death, but not The Advocate‘s fagling homo-journo, Tully Satre.
Satre, who once spilled ink admonishing so-called bisexuals, writes that we homos must preserve our “dignity” whilst discussing the homo-hating reverend’s death, “It is in times like these that our wit and will is tested and we must stand with dignity”.
Of course, Satre understands that it’s hard to keep a straight face in the face of our enemy’s death, so he sucks inspiration from the holiest of holy books: The Lord of the Rings. Except, of course, being a young gun, he prefers his books in film form.
I am reminded of a quote from the film Lord of the Rings, when Gandalf says that “Many that live deserve death and some that die deserve lifeâ€¦do not be too eager to deal out death and judgment.” As minorities, we ask to be respected as human beings. We expect people to treat us with dignity and to look beyond our sexual orientation or gender identity. Why then do so many people focus on the politics of Mr. Falwell and find in them reason to celebrate his death?
That’s an easy one. We focus on Falwell’s politics because, as far as we know, he didn’t have an actual soul to mourn. He had become nothing more than an over-inflated ideologue hellbent on celebrating our own deaths. It’s only fair, really.