At the moment of passing..

Reverend's comments:
This was the scene in the Papal Situation Room at the Black Vatican on Tuesday morning when Reverend Jerry Falwell shuffled off this mortal coil. Even though the height of his power was in the mid to late '80s, he was still a player in Conservative politics until his death, and he managed to remain a major homophobe and bigot right to the end as well. You youngsters might remember how he blamed the 9/11 attacks on gays, abortion providers, and a host of others, but the older members of the Flock will recall that it was he who coined that oft quoted, "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" line.

Falwell founded the Moral Majority (which, incidentally, was neither) back in the early '80s, and under his guidance the religious right began to grow in cohesion and political clout. Although he eventually dismantled the Moral Majority, it was the seed that grew into the political monster that is the Religious Right today. Since there is no clear-cut successor to his throne, I hope the fundies will be "off-line" for a good long time.

Let me make one thing very clear - the death of the man gives me no pleasure, and his family and friends have my sincere condolences. The death of his rhetoric, however, thrills me, and I hope all of the other hatemongers from "Camp Homophobe" are silenced soon as well.

Artist's Comments:
This comic was a bit of a rush job. We wanted to make sure that it
got published while the stories were still in the news.
I'm fairly happy with it over all. The Pope was a re-use, but I
edited him up a little, so I don't feel bad about it (most comic
artists don't approve of the copy & past technique). NgTU's character
has been worked on a little. I think it's getting better. Ng and I
will be continuing to work with her characters image for a bit, but I
think this is an improvement. As for the images on the screens, they
were run through a simple photo filter to give them a semi-animated
look. And yes, that is David Hasselhoff...


Modig_Bjorn said...

Why is HSBP looking at Oprah and "the Hoff"? Why?

Oh and kudos for the Vader pic!

His Sinfulness said...

The motto of the Black Vatican Intelligence agency is, "In God we trust - others we monitor." We must remain vigilant if we are to protect the Flock's way of life. Why do you hate freedom, Modig?

Modig_Bjorn said...

If "the Hoff" = freedom than I do indeed hate freedom.


His Sinfulness said...

All the more reason to monitor him! In those vids he's waxing poetic about his addictive personality, and luring young women into his car... pure evil.

WNG said...

I love Flynn.

That is all.

Thank you.

mist1 said...

Wait, are you telling me that Eve was a transgendered guy named Steve?

Mark Travis said...

I think it more appropriate to use the "Why to you hate Jesus?" line here. Since Mr. Falwell was such a big advocate for Christ, right?

Great comic. And I totally would not worry about critiquing it too much. The content of the comic makes the artwork shine.

Mayren said...

this was funny! Mebbe Rushed isn't such a bad thing once in awhile.. i must mean you go with your gut instinct more which is usually right on??!! hmm?

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