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Tuesday, May 22nd 2007

2:48 PM

You'd think he was famous, or something...

Jerry Falwell's funeral is being held at Thomas Road Baptist Church as I write this entry.  Liberty University and Lynchburg City law enforcement are expecting several thousand people to show up to pay their respects to Uncle Jerry, in what can only be described as a rock star-like tribute(More than 33,000 viewed his body while it lay in state this past week). Since the church seats a "paltry" 6000,  the overflow crowd is  being sent up to LU where they can watch the service on the Jumbotrons set up in the basketball arena and the football stadium, which seat an additional 16,000 or so. And the local ABC affiliate, WSET, is broadcasting the service. There was a rumor that at least one former President might show up, but it was just that; a rumor. And Dubya decided to stay home, as well.
According to the station's website, people started lining up around Thomas Road Baptist Church as early as 3:00 AM this morning.  For those of you who don't live here in Lynchburg (which is everyone), let me paint a small picture of where TRBC is located. Thomas Road is actually a narrow, two-lane street in the western part of town(not far from where I live, actually), and the church, itself, is located at the top of the hill(naturally) at the three-way intersection. This is still a residential neighborhood, with houses directly across the street from TRBC(one is owned by the mother of a family friend), despite unsuccessful attempts by Jerry and his peeps to buy  up all the property
So you can imagine what the scene must have been like overnight. I certainly feel for those people; I would've been pissed.
I'll say this; I'm not venturing anywhere near either Thomas Road or Liberty Mountain today(not that they're regular stops, but you get my drift). The store where I pay my US Cellular bill is located at the base of the "mountain", so I'll just have to wait another day, I guess. Damn you, Jerry; damn you to Hell. Even in death, you're screwing with me.
OK, I'm getting off my now.
5 message(s) left at the beep.

Posted by Bar Bar A:

Are you serious? THAT MANY PEOPLE? I don't get it.
Tuesday, May 22nd 2007 @ 6:14 PM

Posted by grafs:

Nice new site!
Tuesday, May 22nd 2007 @ 9:20 PM

Posted by Fuzz:

Maybe they were attending to make sure that he was dead.
Sunday, May 27th 2007 @ 9:16 PM

Posted by itsjim:

fuzz -- really funny, sick, but really funny
Monday, May 28th 2007 @ 5:01 PM

Posted by dusterella:

I don't think he was looking forward to meeting his maker..because the devil's digs ain't nothing to shout about. May that worthless bastard rot in hell with all the rest of the liars and hatemongers.
Tuesday, May 29th 2007 @ 2:26 AM

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