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  NPR : Religion, Politics a Potent Mix for Jerry Falwell
The Rev. Jerry Falwell speaks at a rally in Philadelphia on Jan. 8, 2006, before the start of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
Falwell says he purchased this Bible "the day after I became a Christian in 1952" and used it while training to be a pastor at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Mo.
Falwell was criticized for those remarks, and for calling the United States a Christian nation, and for saying the devil is Jewish.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5522064   (1502 words)

  Falwell’s Folly by Laurence M. Vance
Falwell’s first distortion is the inappropriate use of that portion of Scripture that prefaces his article: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born.
Falwell’s second distortion is the title of his article itself: "God is pro-war." To say that because God permitted wars to take place, and even commanded the nation of Israel in the Old Testament to conduct them, that he is "pro-war" is ludicrous.
Falwell’s shameless pseudo-patriotism is a violation of the third commandment in the Bible he professes to believe: "Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain" (Exodus 20:7).
www.lewrockwell.com /orig4/vance6.html   (1506 words)

 Jerry Falwell - MSN Encarta
Jerry Falwell, born in 1933, American evangelist, born in Lynchburg, Virginia.
As a political activist, Falwell is regarded to have been a key figure in the election victories of Ronald Reagan and other conservative Republicans.
Falwell replaced scandal-ridden evangelist Jim Bakker in 1988 as head of the PTL television ministry but soon resigned that post.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554020/Falwell_Jerry.html   (200 words)

 Jerry Falwell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jerry Lamon Falwell (born August 11, 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an evangelical pastor and televangelist from the United States.
Jerry Falwell attended high school at Brookville High School in Lynchburg, VA, where he was a student athlete (a "multi-letterman" as described in the terms of the time), playing on both the football and the basketball teams as a starter.
Falwell's organization said the author of the article was simply repeating what others in the media were already saying about the nature of the character [24].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jerry_Falwell   (2790 words)

 Jerry Falwell Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Jerry Falwell (born 1933) is a fundamentalist religious leader who combined his religious activities, which included a nationwide television program, with promotion of a variety of right-wing political causes.
Jerry Falwell was born on August 11, 1933, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Falwell appeared on an infomercial for a videocassette bible-study course sold by his ministry, in which he asserted that it was possible that human beings and dinosaurs once coexisted.
www.bookrags.com /biography/jerry-falwell   (1308 words)

 Rev. Falwell Blames for Terrorist Attacks
The Rev. Jerry Falwell said yesterday that the American Civil Liberties Union, with abortion providers, gay rights proponents and federal courts that had banned school prayer and legalized abortion, had so weakened the United States spiritually that the nation was left exposed to Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
Falwell, a Baptist minister who is chancellor of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., said that "the A.C.L.U.'s got to take a lot of blame for this," according to a partial transcript of remarks he made on "The 700 Club," Pat Robertson's religious program.
Falwell said, a spokesman for the civil liberties union said, "We are not are not dignifying it with a response." In a statement, People for the American Way did not address Mr.
www.actupny.org /YELL/falwell.html   (2009 words)

 Jerry Falwell
Jerry Falwell spoke from the pulpit regarding the anti-violence forum held at his Thomas Road Baptist Church over the weekend of Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999 in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell said if his own child were gay, he would still love him unconditionally and welcome him in his home.
Falwell, chancellor of Liberty University, is co-hosting a summit of gay leaders in Lynchburg, Va. Saturday along with Rev. Mel White,a gay cleric and co-founder of an outspoken gay rights group, Soulforce.
Falwell had ``become one of the nation's primary sources of misinformation about homosexuality and homosexuals,'' and urged him to show that he was sincere in calling for an end to inflammatory language, White said.
www.gospelgrace.com /falseprophets/jerryfalwell/JerryFalwell.html   (1098 words)

 My Way News - TV Evangelist Jerry Falwell Dies at 73
In 1984, Falwell sued Hustler for $45 million, charging that he was libeled by an liquor-ad parody that quoted him as saying he lost his virginity to his mother in an outhouse.
Falwell quit the Moral Majority in 1987, saying he was tired of being "a lightning rod" and wanted to devote his time to his ministry and Liberty University.
Falwell had made careful preparations for a transition of his leadership to his two sons, Jerry Falwell, Jr., now vice chancellor of Liberty University, and Jonathan Falwell, executive the pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church.
apnews.myway.com /article/20070515/D8P52S100.html   (1407 words)

 USATODAY.com - Falwell says he's 'making progress,'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The Rev. Jerry Falwell, hospitalized in serious condition, is on the mend from his latest health crisis, able to sit in an armchair, take a call from the White House and visit with his grandchildren, officials said Thursday.
Falwell stopped breathing late Monday and had to be resuscitated when he arrived at the hospital, but he had recovered enough Thursday to sit in armchair and visit with his family, including grandchildren, the hospital said in a statement.
Falwell founded the Moral Majority in 1979 and became the face of the religious right as his political lobbying organization grew to 6.5 million members and raised millions for conservative politicians.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-03-31-falwell-progress_x.htm   (487 words)

 Jerry Falwel (Satan's Friend)
Jerry Falwell, blaming civil libertarians, feminists, homosexuals, and abortion rights supporters for the terrorist attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, to which Rev. Pat Robertson agreed, quoted from John F. Harris, "God Gave U.S. 'What We Deserve,' Falwell Says," The Washington Post (September 14, 2001) And, I know that I'll hear from them for this.
Jerry Falwell The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief.
Jerry Falwell "As a Christian I feel that role modelling the gay lifestyle is damaging to the moral lives of children." Rev.
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 CNN.com - Falwell apologizes to gays, feminists, lesbians - September 14, 2001
LYNCHBURG, Virginia (CNN) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell said late Thursday he did not mean to blame feminists, gays or lesbians for bringing on the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington this week, in remarks on a television program earlier in the day.
Falwell, pastor of the 22,000-member Thomas Road Baptist Church, viewed the attacks as God's judgment on America for "throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools.
Falwell said he believes the ACLU and other organizations "which have attempted to secularize America, have removed our nation from its relationship with Christ on which it was founded."
archives.cnn.com /2001/US/09/14/Falwell.apology   (572 words)

 Jerry Falwell, the Antichrist, attacks Jews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Falwell's idea that the Antichrist is a Jew seems to have been invented by Falwell himself.
Falwell concludes his website with the statement that his remark that the Antichrist is a Jew is neither anti-Jewish nor anti-Semitic and that some of his best friends are Jewish.
Falwell, the chancellor of Liberty University in Lynchburg and founder of the now-defunct Moral Majority, said Friday in Williamsburg that he did not intend for his statement to be anti-Jewish.
www.sullivan-county.com /news/rel_war/falwell_jews.htm   (2029 words)

 Falwell says evangelicals control GOP, Bush's fate | The San Diego Union-Tribune
WASHINGTON – The Rev. Jerry Falwell said yesterday that evangelical Christians, after nearly 25 years of increasing political activism, now control the Republican Party and the fate of President Bush in the November election.
Falwell said evangelical Christians are now "by far the largest constituency" within the Republican Party, their route to dominance beginning in 1979 with his founding of the Moral Majority, a precursor to the Christian Coalition.
Falwell was among roughly a dozen speakers at the Christian Coalition workshop, which was held in a Senate auditorium, a courtesy arranged by Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the majority whip, the No. 2 Republican position in the Senate.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20040925/news_1n25christ.html   (385 words)

 Houstonvoice.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Falwell, the high profile televangelist, founder of the Moral Majority and of the Liberty University, recently discussed potential Supreme Court nominees with President Bush before a pick was named.
Falwell, who in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, blamed the terrorist attacks on “the pagans, the abortionists, and the feminists and the gays and lesbians,” and who describes himself as “very conservative,” told Carlson that if he were a lawyer, he too would argue for civil rights for gays.
Falwell was not available this week to discuss his views on gay issues.
www.houstonvoice.com /2005/8-26/news/national/falwell.cfm   (1392 words)

 Controversial comments by Jerry Falwell
Jerry Falwell was one of the leading Fundamentalist Christian leaders in America.
Falwell appealed, with his attorney charging that the Jewish judge in the case was prejudiced.
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority, looked ahead to 2008 and the possibility that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton might be the Democratic presidential candidate.
www.religioustolerance.org /falwell.htm   (1946 words)

 Le Magazine, October 2003 - As We See It: Jerry Falwell Attacks Life Extension Foundation
Jerry Falwell is the TV evangelist who set up an organization called “The Moral Majority.” One purpose of this organization was to induce Congress to enact laws that would impose the “moral” standards of Jerry Falwell on the entire U.S. population.
Jerry Falwell is famous for making ignorant and offensive pronouncements that are often followed by retractions and half-hearted apologies.
Jerry Falwell is using bogus scare tactics to imply that the American marketplace will be flooded with “bizarre and unethical medications”.
www.lef.org /magazine/mag2003/oct2003_awsi_01.html   (1358 words)

 AlterNet: Falwell To Jesus Get A Hummer
But I do believe now is the moment to initiate excommunication proceedings against Jerry Falwell, not to drive him out of the Baptist church (any church that will have him for a leader deserves him), but to expel him from public discourse.
Fine, Falwell is free to be foolish, and CNN is free to exploit his foolishness to achieve that much-sought-after image of fair-and-balanced.
Falwell could have tried to counter Sider by citing the uncertainties of climate science or referring to those few scientists who (unconvincingly) challenge the overwhelming scientific consensus.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=14606   (1052 words)

 CNN.com - Falwell apologizes to gays, feminists, lesbians - September 14, 2001
LYNCHBURG, Virginia (CNN) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell said late Thursday he did not mean to blame feminists, gays or lesbians for bringing on the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington this week, in remarks on a television program earlier in the day.
Falwell, pastor of the 22,000-member Thomas Road Baptist Church, viewed the attacks as God's judgment on America for "throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools.
Falwell said he believes the ACLU and other organizations "which have attempted to secularize America, have removed our nation from its relationship with Christ on which it was founded."
www.cnn.com /2001/US/09/14/Falwell.apology/index.html   (572 words)

 National Council of Churches Board Repudiates Jerry Falwell's "60 Minutes" Comments on Islam, Asks President Bush To ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Noting that "Falwell implied in his comments that he and his constituency control President Bush's policies toward Israel and Palestine," the leaders of U.S. Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican denominations called on President Bush to repudiate and condemn Falwell's remarks.
Falwell's "hateful and destructive" statements - among others, that "Muhammed was a terrorist" - "are NOT those of the majority of Christians in this country nor in the rest of the world," said the governing body of the NCC, whose 36 member denominations comprise 50 million adherents.
The board further characterized Falwell's words as "not Christian and shockingly uninformed." Falwell's comments "create ideal conditions for breeding terrorism among those who may not understand that he does not represent the majority of Christians or Americans," the Executive Board said.
www.ucc.org /news/u101102.htm   (611 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Rumors of War (Falwell and Above)
  Television evangelists Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson said that liberal civil liberties groups, feminists, pagans, homosexuals, and abortion rights supporters bear partial responsibility for the terrorist attacks on the USA because their actions have turned God's anger against America.
press release in which they maintained that the whole thing was Jerry Falwell's fault, claimed that they didn't understand what he was saying, and blamed People for the American Way for "taking statements out of context and spinning them to the press for their own political ends." (If Mr.
Falwell attempted to quell the furor he caused by issuing a series of increasingly insincere "I didn't do anything wrong, but I'm really sorry people are mad at me" apologies.
www.snopes.com /rumors/falwell.htm   (334 words)

 Hospitalized Falwell Said to Be Improving (washingtonpost.com)
At a news conference, Khoury said Falwell does not have pneumonia, as he did when he was hospitalized Feb. 20 to March 4, and had not suffered a heart attack.
Falwell's illness has been especially sobering news in his home town, where he is known simply as "Jerry." The Jerry Falwell Ministries empire includes two landmark Lynchburg institutions that are among the town's largest employers: a 20,000-member church and Liberty University, which has 8,000 undergraduates.
Falwell, who is still senior pastor at Thomas Road Baptist, has turned over the daily administration of the church to his son, Jonathan, and 15 other pastors.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A14426-2005Mar30.html   (666 words)

 Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, views on September 11-Truth!
Some say that in an Interview on Pat Robertson's 700 Club telecast, Robertson and the Rev. Jerry Falwell seemed to be resting the blame for the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks on 9/11/01 on their political and moral enemies rather than the terrorists themselves.
On 9/14/01, Falwell issued an apology for his comments and said he believes that the terrorists alone were responsible for the attacks.
Falwell can't seem to figure out that it was terrorists who are responsible for the World Trade Center attack, not gays and abortionists.
www.truthorfiction.com /rumors/f/falwell-robertson-wtc.htm   (824 words)

 WorldNetDaily Speaker's Bureau - Jerry Falwell
Falwell has often stated his desire to provide for evangelical Christian young people what Brigham Young and Notre Dame have provided for Mormon and Catholic young people - a world-class university.
In 1979, Falwell founded the Moral Majority in response to a desire to mobilize the Christian church and encourage participation in the political process.
Falwell led the Moral Majority for 10 years, traveling more than three million miles across the nation to speak in churches, conduct rallies in civic centers and on state capitol steps, direct voter registration efforts and mobilize concerned citizens who would join forces to prevent the continued downward moral spiral in society.
www.worldnetdaily.com /speakers/jfalwell.asp   (388 words)

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