PRESS RELEASE: A PICKET OF REVEREND JERRY FALWELL'S CHURCH ON AUG.17
July 10, 2003,
Contact: Charles E. Carlson
Project Strait Gate
We Hold These Truths (www.whtt.org/straitgate)
P O Box 14491
Scottsdale, AZ 85267 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Weekdays, 480 947 3329, After hours and at the site, 602 741 4650
A PICKET WILL BE HELD at THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH, Perrymont Avenue
and Thomas Road, Lynchburg, Virginia, on Sunday morning, August 17,
2003, 7:55 AM to 11:30 AM August 17, 2003.
Strait Gate Director, Charles E. Carlson states:
CHRISTIAN APOSTASY ENABLES WAR
Jerry Falwell is one of the most prominent self-
proclaimed “Christian-Zionist” leaders . He has openly blessed both
Bush Iraq wars, and he blesses every act of Israel’s brutal
occupation of Palestine. He may do that in his own name if he
wished, but Falwell is blessing war and racism in Jesus Christ’s
name. This we must not accept.
Project Strait Gate is visiting Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist
Church, because he sells radical Christian Racism, which kills
Palistinians and Iraqis. But there is a higher reason for us to be
there. FALWELL IS A BLIGHT ON THE WORDS AND TEACHINGS OF JESUS
CHRIST. Pastor Fallwell and those like him make the LAST TEMPTATION
OF CHRIST look LIKE Christmas caroling in the park.
Falwell is high (and wide) profile, therefore he is a major insult to
Christ Followers. CBS introduced Jerry Fallwell as "one of the
leaders of the Christian Right" on ZIONS CHIRSTIAN SOLDERS, a 60-
Minute special on June 8, 2003,watched by 10s of millions. CBS noted
that Falwell claims he speaks for 70 million "Christians." Falwell
also denigrated and endangers Muslims by stating: "I think Mohammed
was a terrorist..."
Falwell pronounced: "It is my belief that the Bible Belt in America
is Israel's only safety belt right now...There are 70 million of
us,"..."And if there's one thing that brings us together quickly it's
whenever we begin to detect our government becoming a little anti-
ED McAteer, a Falwell's financial angel added: "Every grain of sand
between the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, and the Mediterranean Sea
belongs to the Jews."
CBS even wondered about this noting: "What about the three million
Palestinians who live on the West Bank and Gaza?"