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Jerry Falwell

November 8, 1991
So Falwell says gay marchers made him fear for his life. I don't know what they call it in your neck of the woods, Jerry, but here we call it karma. Falwell's ministry of hate has implicitly encouraged gay-bashings. Gays have learned to live with such fear on a daily basis. STEVE HOLLEY, Los Angeles
May 13, 2012 | By Morgan Little
Reaching out to a 30,000-strong Christian crowd at Liberty University on Saturday, Mitt Romney delivered the school's commencement address, half congratulating the students, and half delivering campaign remarks. In the speech, Romney reiterated his opposition to gay marriage in the wake of President Obama's announcement of personal support for the issue, and made tacit references to his own Mormon faith. For Romney's full remarks, read below: For the graduates, this moment marks a clear ending and a clear beginning.
October 12, 2009 | Richard Fausset
This small city's namesake military base was decommissioned after World War II, but over the years Fort Oglethorpe, population 7,000, has retained its utilitarian, base-town ambience. Public life here unfolds on two busy four-lane thoroughfares clogged with used-car lots, fast-food joints and pawnshops. All that's missing are the troops. What Fort Oglethorpe does not lack is churches -- enough churches, in an array of Protestant flavors, to deliver salvation to brigades of sinners.
November 9, 2007
Politics is all about coalition building. So it isn't surprising that Rudolph W. Giuliani, a self-described pro-choice candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has been courting religious conservatives who disagree with him on legalized abortion. And it can be argued that if Christian conservatives shouldn't insist on a litmus test in evaluating Giuliani's candidacy, the former New York City mayor shouldn't insist that everyone whose endorsement he accepts agree with him 100%.
May 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Rev. Jerry Falwell was remembered by thousands of mourners as a champion of conservative Christian values who fearlessly galvanized the religious right into a powerful force in American politics. His funeral returned Falwell to his roots -- the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, where he started as a young preacher in 1956 with just 35 parishioners. "He was a champion of the fundamental values that we hold dear," fellow evangelist Pat Robertson said as he entered the sanctuary.
May 20, 2007 | Larry Flynt, LARRY FLYNT is the publisher of Hustler magazine and the author of "Sex, Lies and Politics."
THE FIRST TIME the Rev. Jerry Falwell put his hands on me, I was stunned. Not only had we been archenemies for 15 years, his beliefs and mine traveling in different solar systems, and not only had he sued me for $50 million (a case I lost repeatedly yet eventually won in the Supreme Court), but now he was hugging me in front of millions on the Larry King show. It was 1997. My autobiography, "An Unseemly Man," had just been published, describing my life as a publisher of pornography.
May 19, 2007 | TIM RUTTEN
IN a week filled with interesting political stories, two stood out because they have more than a seven-day shelf life and suggest something important about the way the American media cover politics today. One, of course, was the death of the fundamentalist preacher Jerry Falwell, a founding father of the religious right. The other is the continuing sniping at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his adherence to the Mormon faith.
May 17, 2007
TELEVANGELIST Jerry Falwell is being remembered (depending on your worldview) as an inspiring religious leader, a shrewd political tactician or a demented demagogue who blamed 9/11 on "the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and lesbians." But perhaps the best epitaph for Falwell is, "Only in America." Falwell rode to political influence on Christian resentment of secular culture.
May 16, 2007 | Zev Chafets, ZEV CHAFETS is the author of many books, including "A Match Made in Heaven," about the relationship between the Christian evangelical movement and American Jews.
IN THE MAIN building of the Liberty University campus in Lynchburg, Va., there is a Jerry Falwell museum. The first exhibit you see when you walk through the door is devoted to Falwell's father. Carey Falwell was a nonbeliever, a successful entrepreneur, a hoodlum, bootlegger and gunman who shot his own brother dead two years before the end of Prohibition -- not the kind of family skeleton usually put on public display by a university founder. But the Rev.
May 16, 2007 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, the fundamentalist preacher who transformed American politics by rallying the religious right into an electoral force, died Tuesday of apparent heart failure shortly after collapsing in his office at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. He was 73. Falwell had suffered several cardiac and respiratory problems in recent years. He was found unconscious in his office Tuesday morning and was pronounced dead about an hour later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
September 24, 2006 | Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
Nothing will motivate conservative evangelical Christians to vote Republican in the 2008 presidential election more than a Democratic nominee named Hillary Rodham Clinton -- not even a run by the devil himself. That was the sentiment expressed by the Rev.
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