Tammy Faye Dies

July 22, 2007 at 8:50 am 2 comments

Tammy Faye Messner died on Friday from inoperable cancer. She was cremated and interred in Kansas.

In recent appearance on the Larry King Show, Tammy Faye appeared weak and in pain. She told King that she weighed only 65 lbs.

She was one of the few evangelists to who did not demonize members of the LGBT community. She was one of the first evangelists to talk about HIV/AIDS in a non-judgmental and compassionate way in the early 1980s when President Ronald Reagan refused to even acknowledge the disease.

On her love for the love for the gays:

“When I went — when we lost everything, it was the gay people that came to my rescue, and I will always love them for that.”

Here are a few excerpts from Tammy Faye’s interview with King:

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  • 1. Paul  |  July 22, 2007 at 10:12 am

    I don’t believe in the heaven she professed to, but for some reason I hope she is at peace, whatever that may mean. She was part of that awful Fundie community sure, but somehow I find some sympathy and even respect for the woman. I’m still not sure why. She was one of them, but at the same time not one of them…need to sleep now obviously, getting too confused.

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  • 2. beau  |  July 22, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    This just rips your heart out. She was what Christians claim every day to be about, only she lived it instead of saying it. She was the Grand Marshal at the Gay Pride parade in Dallas about 5 years ago, and we heard her speak afterwards. She never had a bad thing to say about gay people. She didn’t have much bad to say about anyone. I don’t pray per se, but I’ll be thinking of her tonight when I go to bed; that ‘s for sure.

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