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On the death of Ted Kennedy

Posted by Lissa on August 27, 2009

It’s hardly news to anyone, by now, that Ted Kennedy has passed away.

When the story broke, the Intrawebz were filled with fawning and adulation on one side, and venom-filled gloating on the other side.

Wasn’t it?

Well, the fawning was certainly there.  So was the adulation.

As for the hateful and hate-filled spitting on the man’s grave . . . well, here’s what a few of my regular reads had to say:

Jay G held himself to “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”  TOTWTYTR said the same.

Bruce sent sympathy for Ted’s daughter.

Bookworm set herself the goal of holding her tongue, though she later changed her mind.

Ed Morrissey added Ted to his prayers.

And that hate-mongering hate-monger race-traitorist evil-racist Michelle Malkin calls on people to mark his passing with appropriate solemnity and restraint.

But don’t forget — we Evil Conservatives are the haters!!!ELEVENTY!

4 Responses to “On the death of Ted Kennedy”

  1. Jay G. said

    The silence will not last. I need at least this weekend to pull everything together. But there will be something.

  2. Today is a day of sadness and grief for Ted Kennedy has passed away. As other articles have reported, Senator Kennedy is the last of the 3 brothers and this is grievious to the family. Friends and enemies alike must agree that regardless of his politics he was a larger than life figure and a tireless fighter for what he believed to be the right thing to do!

    My grief for this man rests on the terrible fact that he was an enemy of the Cross of Christ, a hater of the Bible; and as such has gone into a Christless eternity. Only those who have an inkling about hell can understand my grief for this man. Say what you will, bring up the past, speak of his fight for homosexual rights; these are petty things when compared to his loathing of Jesus Christ and his hatred of the Holy Scriptures.

    I do not speak lightly of hell; it is an unpleasant subject to say the least…but the reality of the situation is this; Senator Ted Kennedy is dead, has stepped out of time and into eternity…and that without Jesus Christ. For him there is no hope for there is no sanctification in the grave! The scriptures declare that “it is appointed unto man to die once and after that the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27)

    My greatest grief is this; I did not pray for him! I am not saying that my prayers hold sway with God…I am saying that Jesus commanded us to pray for our enemies…Senator Kennedy was not a personal enemy but one who hated my Savior…he had set himself up as an enemy of Jesus and my affiliation with Jesus would make me his enemy. And I did not pray for him.

    Senator Kennedy had a son, just as Robert and John had. These men (with the exception of John Jr.) are in the halls of Congress, and hold to the same ipolitical views as their fathers. I am resolved to pray for them, that God would have mercy upon them and grant them salvation that leads to eternal life.

    Ps 89:48 declares: “What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.” These men are in danger for they are already under the wrath of God for their sins just like everyone else who has not believed in the name of the Son of God. Jesus said that they are condemned already.

    Christians who read this message; Pray for our leaders, those who love Jesus and those who don’t. Pray that those who are Christians will seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness while they serve those who elected them. Pray for those who are sworn enemies of the Cross of Christ, that God will visit them with His mercy “and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.” 2Tim 2:26

    Today is a day of grief as one has gone out into eternity. He is lost forever.

    • Mike said

      I understand that these are your religious beliefs, but your post is really dumb.

      By your logic, aren’t you now an enemy of Jesus because you didn’t pray for Ted Kennedy? You were commanded to, after all. By opposing such a command, are you not in opposition to Jesus?

      And why would God take revenge on Ted Kennedy’s soul because you chose not to pray for it? That’s kind of messed up.

  3. ASM826 said


    It wasn’t even Mary Jo that was the worst of it. Ted Kennedy tried to undermine Pr. Reagan by making contact with the Soviet Union in the early 1980’s. The link is what I had to say. If the Dems are going to sanctify him and then bury him in Arlington, it is reasonable and fair to tell the truth. He committed treason for political advantage.

    To speak to the previous comment, I do hope he is forgiven, I hope he receives mercy, because when my time comes, I want mercy, too. None of that changes who he was and the things he did. I can pray for the repose of his soul without pretending that he was some sort of American hero.

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