A Castro Goodbye to Falwell



In response to the death of the man who said, “AIDS is not just God’s punishment for homosexuals; it is God’s punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.” People were actually laughing and dancing on the “grave” set up at the corner of Castro and 18th. A couple more pics after the jump; I especially think the Tinky-Winky is a nice touch.





20 Comments so far

  1. puhleez (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 1:13 am


  2. Alyx (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 4:02 am

    This is seriously not cool. It’s gross to celebrate a death. I’m not sad he’s dead either, but show some basic dignity. Some tact, some human compassion.

    This is the sort of thing that’ll lead to Drudge headlines like SAN FRANCISCO CELEBRATES FALWELL DEATH, media coverage which does us no favors. And conservatives can point to this to prove they were right about us godless liberals and queers all along. I have to wonder, are we really so much better than them if we behave like this at a man’s passing?

  3. SEAN (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 6:32 am

    thanks violet! i needed that. that, plus my morning coffee, was the ‘best part of waking up’.

  4. rocco (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 11:32 am

    Yeah, I am a little uneasy about this as well. Falwell is a putz, no doubt, but still.

  5. Charles r.Sears II (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 12:57 pm

    I am a little mixed about these images.I am sorry that the Rev. Falwell has met his death,and I hope he came face to face with God and was sent the other way,and is now in the burning pits of Hell,for all the hatred he sprewed on us gay people and thus I hold him responsible for some of the hate crimes and groups committed across this country in God’s name.I do not think dancing on a grave is “cool”. and I think we should just be glad he is gone,but there are more out there,still preaching hate against gay people and not just us,but against all races different than the ones worshiping in that church that day.Sin is sin,whether gay people are committing it,or heterosexuals! And we all commit sin during the week and go to church on Sunday for absolution.Only God can and will judge us,through his son Jesus,when he comes again.Let us all live our lives with the knowledge that that day is coming and we must be kind and neighborly to that stranger who is begging for food..buy them food,don’t give them money,and give them clothing or give it to your local thrift store[Goodwill,Salvation Army,etc]so that they can help others through you and your donations.Write letters to your Senators and Representatives with your feelings about the poor and Iraq expressed and about what you want them to do in your community also.If you see people getting on the back door of a Muni bus,tell them to get on the front.Be a responsible person yourself and it will “pass up” to those around you and to the community you live in,and to those people you associate with.Thank you.

  6. boo hoo brigade (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

    i am glad the internet has so many bored, yet verbose, arbiters of good taste and accuracy floating about…

    if it wasn’t for the comments of these powerfully influential people, the internet might cease to exist.

    it’s inspiring to know that even though they can’t find time to run their own websites, they always have time to improve others.

    ex. because of them today we can be secure in the knowledge a drag queen dancing on astroturf might be offensive to Matt Drudge and hurts San Francisco.

    I also now know that anyone who does not keep up with hand held gadgets & know what video games John Kerry enjoys is lame…

    that city hall is boring…

    or that college kids who shoot & kill someone over a video game are actually just sidetracked future role models…

    oh and more good news

    i just checked and these same people are also improving youtube via their valuable and incisive comments daily as well…

  7. Jason D- (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 2:50 pm

    RE: the comments about bad taste and celebrating the death of this man…

    I generally feel bad when I’m giddy about someone dying but this is a case where there should be dancing in the streets! This man was nothing but a stain on the human condition and all I’m sad about is that it didn’t happen sooner.

    *looks for dancing shoes*

  8. Miriam Owen (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 7:25 pm

    Falwell was a flaming Christian hypocrite who managed to get a nation of followers to believe in his bile. Hooray for San Franciscians for their response.
    Alyx, go live somewhere else if people using their free speech rights embarrass you.

  9. Miriam Owen (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    OOPs I mean Puleeze go live somewher else, wrong by line sighted sorry Alyx.

  10. Miriam Owen (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    OOPs I mean Puleeze go live somewher else, wrong by line sighted sorry Alyx.

  11. dln (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

    Oh come on. Nobody is celebrating falwell’s death, we’re celebrating his nonpresence!

  12. Just Cirroc (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 12:21 pm

    Yannow….it’s pretty sad when a pornographer shows more class than the gay community of Than Franthisco.

    Tolerance, indeed.

  13. Daniel (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

    Good job guys, but Fred Phelps is still the master of mocking the dead!

  14. Kelly (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

    Miriam Owen, so when Falwell expressed his free speech it was wrong, but in this context it’s OK?

    Maybe you should look up the word hypocrisy…

  15. iRi (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 1:20 pm

    Falwell didn’t hate homosexuals. Falwell hated homosexuality. I’m sure most of you in your rare moments of anxiety free reflection might feel the same way. He was a good man, not a perfect man and I’m sure God will judge him rightly. From the looks of some of these comments I am certainly glad that it is God that judges when it really counts and not y’all. May you all come to a point where God will have as much mercy on you as He has for Jerry Falwell.

  16. anna (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

    I love the Castro, for its humor. Falwell dug his own grave. Har har. I’m a tad superstitious – make that very superstitious- and would feel years of bad luck if I did dance on a grave. But, I certainly enjoy celebrating the same hatred of the same person!

  17. SondraK (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 3:22 pm

    So now you’re all even with Falwell.

  18. Creative Cha0s (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 3:36 pm

    so its ok to dance on the graves of the gays who died from AIDS?

    just checking.

  19. Just Cirroc (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

    Creative Chaos: Apparently so.

    *looks for dancing shoes*

  20. Paddy (unregistered) on May 18th, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

    I curbed my dog on Falwell’s Castro Memorial today. Amazing how much pee the little fellow had for this corner…

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