April 12, 1985 |
The Rev. Jerry Falwell said Thursday that although he opposes acts of violence against abortion clinics, he sympathizes with four persons facing trial next week on charges of bombing several clinics and would consider donating money to their defense. Falwell said that the four charged in the bombings "are probably sincere people" and added that they helped focus national attention on abortion.
April 12, 2000 |
In a rare split with religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, the Rev. Jerry Falwell said Tuesday he cannot support his fellow conservative's call for a moratorium on the death penalty. In fact, Falwell said, he believes the appeals process for prisoners should be speeded up. "I personally believe that we need to reduce the time between conviction and execution," Falwell said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1987
Good ole boy, Cal Thomas is mad at Oral Roberts for his incredible sales pitch: The Lord tells me I'm gonna die if you don't send me $100. Anyone who accidentally or masochistically tunes in Cal's mentor, Jerry Falwell, on the TV knows too well about sales pitches. Is Cal just mad that Oral got there first? SANDY WOHLGEMUTH Reseda
May 16, 2007 |
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.
May 23, 2007 |
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.
November 8, 1989 |
The Rev. Jerry Falwell has decided to stop publication of his monthly Fundamentalist Journal with the December issue, a spokesman says. The magazine, started by Falwell in 1982, "did not make money and it's not something that Rev. Falwell was willing to personally put in the time and energy to make the magazine stand on its own," said Mark DeMoss, a spokesman. The Moral Majority, which Falwell founded, stopped publishing its monthly newsletter when it was disbanded earlier this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1989
Bless Cal Thomas' heart! In his article "Moral Majority--an Epitaph" (Op-Ed Page, June 13), Thomas cites a "kindness" of Jerry Falwell in giving a young black boy his unlisted home number and promising the boy a scholarship upon his graduation from high school if he would but give him a call. Why, Cal, you devil. And I thought that the good old saying "some of my best friends are colored" had been laid to rest. Shows just how out of touch I am with today's liberal conservatives.