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April 12, 1985 | United Press International
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 | Associated Press
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.
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 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.
November 8, 1989 | Associated Press
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.
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.
October 29, 1985
Cal Thomas irresponsibly exaggerates the extent to which the Boy Scouts of America was ever an agency of the Divine; and his willing it so does not make it so. As a spokesman for Jerry Falwell & Co., Thomas should be the first to know that the mysteries of faith and the character of God's Spirit are necessarily profaned when they are pressed into the service of a secular and patriotic corporation with aspirations to a national following....
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