I don't think we should venerate Falwell any more than we should venerate Dobson, or Robertson because they have done such harm to the glbt community. Should we venerate Torquemada?
I feel for his family, because THEY lost a loved one. But I didn't lose a loved one. He didn't love me, or those I am part of. He had a deep, abiding fear of us. That is nothing to venerate. That is something we should endeavor to fight against, educate, and live as normally as possible in order to combat. He helped institute a battle of civil rights. What's to venerate?
I feel sorry for his family, but if they continue his legacy of fear and prejudice, they can keep it.
If everyone cared and nobody cried, if everyone loved and nobody lied, if everyone shared and swallowed their pride, we'd see the day when nobody died. IF EVERYONE CARED/Nickelback