Falwell’s funeral was yesterday, and apparently there were demonstrations — which seems highly inappropriate to me, now matter which side they were arguing — and a Liberty University student was arrested for bringing homemade bombs to the funeral. Bombs. To a funeral. There’s just something insanely religious about that.
Worse still was his excuse: “to stop protesters from disrupting the funeral service.” Yeah, people waving signs and chanting slogans at a funeral is tacky and disruptive, but you don’t enhance the solemnity of the moment by setting off explosions. Replacing chanting with the screams of the maimed isn’t in keeping with the spirit of the event. Well, except maybe in Falwell’s case…but hey, let’s not stoop to his level.
It’s not even clear who attended that funeral. The Republicans snubbed him. Was it just Liberty University drones and the Rev. Godhates Phelps and his crew? If so, maybe a pitched battle with a little bombthrowing would have left the world a better place.