JerryFalwell.com takes on Fallwell.com

In America there seem to be many ways to get the message out. Fallwell.com is a site operated by Christopher Lamparello. The web site is critical of conservative evangelist Rev Jerry Falwell's views on gays. Falwell's lawyers are claiming their trademark copyright has been violated. See Lamparello's Lawsuit page here.

Fallwell.com uses a common misspelling of Rev. Falwell's name. Lower courts have held that this is a an infringement of the trademark.

It is pretty clear when you go to Fallwell.com that it is not Jerry Falwell's site. The following disclaimer is at the top of the page when you get there...
This website is NOT affiliated with Rev. Dr. Jerry Falwell or his ministry. If you would like to visit Rev. Falwell's website, you may click here.

The disclaimer clearly points you to Falwell's official site with a direct link. I cannot imagine being more helpful.

Below the disclaimer is this message...
I was just 12 years old. My family and I were on vacation in Virginia. My dad and I were watching television in our motel room. Jerry Falwell's "Old Time Gospel Hour" was on. Reverend Falwell looked into the camera and, preaching against gay people, said, "Even animals don't do that." That was the first time in my life that I ever felt unworthy of the love of God.

Continue to fallwell.com

The message at Fallwell.com is an important one that should be protected and permitted to continue. Jerry Falwell is one of the richest and most powerful people in the United States. His message is often distorts rational thought to the point he often has to retract his statements, but the damage is done.

After 911 Falwell claimed it was God's wrath, that gays and lesbians brought this punishment on. His retraction received much less press and he accomplished his mission. To spread fear, lies and distortions about gay and lesbian people to further his causes of further persecution of those groups.

Fallwell.com has several great links and is a good resource for those dealing with anti-gay Christians or conservatives. Here are some examples...
The Reverend Dr. Jerry Falwell is completely wrong when he says that gay and lesbian people are sinning and can change. Please take a moment to read why...
What does Dr. Falwell say about gay and lesbian people?
The real unmistakable danger of misinterpreting the Bible
Proof that fundamentalists selectively quote the Bible ~ Fallwell.com
Check it out and or email your support to FallwellComments@aol.com

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