He's still an idiot....but here's a thought to stew over.
"Fantastic doctrines (like Christianity or Islam or Marxism) require unanimity of belief. One dissenter casts doubt on the creed of millions. Thus the fear and the hate; thus the torture chamber, the iron stake, the gallows, the labor camp, the psychiatric ward." - Edward Abbey
But he's still an idiot. Falwell is just a rich christian who happens to get his ugly mug on television and put most of the rest of Christianity in a bad bad light.
The French surrendered against the Prussians in a week in the Franco/Prussian War, and they surrendered within a month of German attack in World War II. And then of course, the four years of brilliant collaboration by the proud Vichy Government.