Tuesday, August 28, 2007



D. James Kennedy, the head of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian megachurch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is leaving his position due to ill-health, according to the Palm Beach Post:

Kennedy, 76, had a heart attack in late December and has been in poor health since then. His daughter, Jennifer Kennedy Cassidy, announced on Sunday in her father's church that he was stepping down.

There is this bit of insight into the man:

A former ballroom dance instructor, Kennedy retained a dancer's regal posture and dressed in elegant suits.
Kennedy was one of the worst of the Righteous Right, a Dominionist and antirationalist of the first rank. But I don't feel any joy at his illness ... nor any great sorrow either. To her credit, the reporter, Lona O'Connor, in a piece that could easily be just a bit of puffery for an old, sick man, includes this about Kennedy's execrable pseudohistorical television program:

His outspoken views have put him at the center of controversies too. Last year, the Anti-Defamation League and others denounced Kennedy for producing "Darwin's Deadly Legacy," a documentary that linked Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to Adolf Hitler.
Wanna bet his specialty was tap dancing?

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