On a sad day for most, we lost Rev. Jerry Falwell yesterday.
Rev. Falwell, the man who's work was critical in getting President Reagon elected, passed away yesterday at 73 where he was still hard at work in his Liberty University office.
World Net Daily reports --
Rev. Jerry Falwell (Baptiststandard.com).Rev. Jerry Falwell's legacy will continue long into the 21st century, not only as the launcher of a movement bringing evangelical and fundamentalist Christians into the political sphere but as the founder of a university he hoped one day would become a "Protestant Notre Dame."
Falwell, a WND columnist, died yesterday at age 73 after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., where he served as chancellor.
Falwell founded the Moral Majority in 1979 to support lawmakers who opposed abortion, homosexuality, pornography and bans on school prayer. The organization grew to 6.5 million members before he stepped down as president in 1987. He credited it with registering millions of conservative voters that helped elect Ronald Reagan and give Republicans control of the Senate in 1980.
"I shudder to think where the country would be right now if the religious right had not evolved," Falwell said he resigned from the group.
Falwell launched an independent Baptist church in 1956 with 35 people that grew into the 22,000-member Thomas Road Baptist Church. His "Old Time Gospel Hour" television show was carried on stations nationwide. He founded Lynchburg Baptist College in Lynchburg in 1971, which became Liberty University. The school now has 7,700 students. More.....
And as usual the No Class democrats and liberal left wing bloggers are taking cheap shots at a dead man unable to defend himself. Even some who were not Falwell fans, find the anti-Falwell venom on some left blogs, disgusting and out of line ...... Bob Owens of NewsBusters.org, a blog hosted by the Media Research Center, said he was not a fan of Falwell but was "quite disgusted with the pathological hatred displayed by liberal bloggers in their reactions to his death." More....