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After September 11, Falwell famously declared that "the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way--ail of them who have tried to secularize America" had helped cause the attacks.
Plinker thinks that the biblical Canticles (lyric rather than apocalyptic, carnal rather than holy) secularize these pagan analogues (the second stage of this tradition).
I really believe," Falwell said, with Robertson's concurrence, "that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way--all of them who have tried to secularize America--I point the finger in their face and say `you helped this happen.
who have tried to secularize America" helped set the stage for the attacks.