Toronto Sun | September 29, 2001 | Orest Slepokura
Letters to the Editor

Jerry the jerk

RE "FALWELL the foolish," (Michael Coren, Sept. 22, 2001):

Falwell the foolish? Try, Falwell the canny. Jerry Falwell is a show-business personality, who happens to be a salesman whose product is salvation through Jesus Christ. Like Michael Coren (another show-business personality), he, too, has an adversarial streak which may at times get the better of him, when he really "steps in it," as they say. Seems, he "realized" comments he made to fellow salesman Pat Robertson, linking the WTC atrocity to behaviours by homosexuals and others, were over the top and he recanted. A wise career move. Mind you, saying provocative things is part of his attention-getting modus operandi, which is simply to be talked about.

Give my regards to Broadway, Jerry!

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alta.

(Editor's comment: Falwell the foolish? More like Jerry the jerk)