Old Time Gospel Hour

Record No.

924

Call No.

516

PFAW Series Name

TELEVANGELIST

PFAW Series No.

539

Title

Old Time Gospel Hour

Date

3/14/1993

Description

Jerry Falwell: "A Christian feminist to me is like saying 'a Christian evolutionist' or 'a Christian prostitute.' They are a contradiction in terms." "Feminism is anti-Christian." Falwell's sermon this week was titled, "Why True Christian Women Do Not Participate in the Feminist Movement." Following are other relevant quotations: "Will these feminists, who do not represent the American women, succeed in the passage of a new homosexual and lesbian [sic] civil rights legislation?" "An assistant secretary in the president's Cabinet right now is a feminist who lives with her female lover, and they're raising a seven-year-old son right in the White House." Falwell offered the transcript of today's message for a $35 donation. "Most of these feminists are radical, frustrated lesbians -- many of them -- and man-haters, and failures in their relationships with men, who have declared war on the male gender. The Biblical condemnation of feminism has to do with its radical philosophy and goals. That's the bottom line." "A woman certainly should have reproductive freedom. We believe that. We simply believe that she should exercise that freedom before she goes to bed." "They have these meetings, you know. They counsel, they get together and they think, 'how can we con the public? What is the best way to con the American public into thinking we're nice people? Because the media has agreed they'll help us,' because the media is as big a bunch of jerks as the feminists are." "Their goal is to humiliate men, to put women in all positions of power and authority because they simply don't like men." Falwell listed feminist organizations: NOW, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, People for the American Way, the ACLU, the National Education Association, Bill and Hillary Clinton, the American entertainment industry, the national news media, public education. "And then there's Norman Lear's People for the American Way. They were started back in the early eighties to oppose evangelical Christians and Moral Majority, and Norman Lear funded and it's still going on. It's just a little office up there, two or three people, they get a lot of press and they have different people running it from time to time." "Just a few short months ago Bill Clinton thought his biggest problem was Jennifer Flowers. But now it turns out it's his wife Hillary, with whom he's trying to conduct a co-presidency, except he's on the short end of the 'co' right now ... and now as her aggressive feminism reveals itself on television, the more we see of Hillary the better we like Barbara Bush. You remember the cookie gaffe, which illustrates Hillary's personality quite clearly. Instead of responding factually to a question about conflict of interest with her law firm and the governor's office in Arkansas, she answered with a typical feminist response: a put-down of full-time housekeepers and homemakers." "God made the woman a 'help meet,' she is a 'help meet.'" "To be a feminist, a person must reject the literal teaching of the Bible." "Feminist philosophy is a big lie. Satan is in the business of telling big lies." "They've asked for the kind of equality that God never intended." "How may the church defeat and eliminate feminism? Well, the first place to begin, I do believe with my heart, is to win young people to Christ."