Monday, July 23, 2007

Tammy Faye as Gay Rights Activist -- Who Knew...?

Who knew?

Yikes! has a great post on Tammy Faye and writes:

In a documentary of her life, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," Tammy Faye talked about how the couple was tricked out of their ministry by rival televangelist Jerry Falwell.

No surprise there. Falwell was a spiritual thief and an absolute hypocrite.

Yikes notes the "documentary presented Tammy Faye as an icon in the gay community" and then quotes Tammy Faye from an article in the Washington Post:
"How sad that we as Christians, who are to be the salt of the earth, and we who are supposed to be able to love everyone, are afraid so badly of an AIDS patient that we will not go up and put our arm around them."
Howling Latina always sensed the presence of the Lord in Tammy Faye and now she knows there was nothing phony about her; she was right in her judgment.
In 1996, she co-hosted another TV talk show entitled The Jim J. and Tammy Faye Show, with Jim J. Bullock, an HIV-positive and openly gay actor. The syndicated show ended when Tammy Faye chose to leave after being diagnosed with colon cancer.Tammy Faye was criticized by evangelicals for co-hosting the program with a gay man. Her response to them was "God doesn't make any junk."
H/T for the lovely picture of Tammy Faye to Yikes!

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