Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The passing of Jerry Falwell had me thinking...

Wasn't he very anti-pornography?

Wouldn't he have been outraged by some of the sexed-up comic book product being put out nowadays?

Wouldn't he want to have them banned?

We'd all have been pretty outraged if someone like him had started a campaign to ban and suppress such images, wouldn't we?


Couldn't feminists and evangelists temporarily bury the hatchet and go after pornography?

Like, it could be a superhero team.

Falwell could be like Professor X.

And then they can go out kicking ass, ridding the world of "Hustler" and "Penthouse."

Larry Flynt could be like Magneto or something.

And then when the two groups get rid of all the porn,

they could duke it out over reproductive rights

That could be a 4-issue limited series. Or maybe stretched out into a "52" type event.

Just a germ of an idea.


  1. Upon hearing of his death, Larry Flynt released the following statement to Access Hollywood:

    "The Reverend Jerry Falwell and I were arch enemies for fifteen years. We became involved in a lawsuit concerning First Amendment rights and Hustler magazine. Without question, this was my most important battle – the l988 Hustler Magazine, Inc., v. Jerry Falwell case, where after millions of dollars and much deliberation, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in my favor.

    My mother always told me that no matter how much you dislike a person, when you meet them face to face you will find characteristics about them that you like. Jerry Falwell was a perfect example of that. I hated everything he stood for, but after meeting him in person, years after the trial, Jerry Falwell and I became good friends. He would visit me in

    California and we would debate together on college campuses. I always appreciated his sincerity even though I knew what he was selling and he knew what I was selling.

    The most important result of our relationship was the landmark decision from the Supreme Court that made parody protected speech, and the fact that much of what we see on television and hear on the radio today is a direct result of my having won that now famous case which Falwell played such an important role in."

  2. Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale was largely a critique of feminists making alliances with the religious right to ban pornography.