Falwell legacy lives on in Virginia

LYNCHBURG, Va., May 23 (UPI) -- The Virginia family legacy of the late Moral Majority leader Jerry Falwell has taken a new turn as his sons assume leadership of his university and church.

Family releases Falwell funeral details

LYNCHBURG, Va., May 16 (UPI) -- The family of the evangelical leader of the Moral Majority, Rev. Jerry Falwell, announced his Virginia funeral plans for next week on Wednesday.

The Rev. Jerry Falwell collapses, dies

LYNCHBURG, Va., May 15 (UPI) -- Leading U.S. television evangelist, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, collapsed and died Tuesday in his Lynchburg, Va., office. He was 73.

The Rev. Falwell dead at 73

LYNCHBURG, Va., May 15 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell, a leading fundamentalist television evangelist, died Tuesday in Lynchburg, Va. He was 73.

Falwell: Hillary more feared than Satan

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- If Satan ran for U.S. president, he couldn't rally conservative Christians more than Sen. Hillary Clinton, the Rev. Jerry Falwell said in Washington.

McCain straight-talk faces analysis

PHOENIX, April 15 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is touring the country, preparing to run for president prompting analysis of his reputation as a straight talker, ABC News said.

Falwell: Anyone but Hillary

CHARLESTON, W.Va., April 7 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell told a group of West Virginia Baptists his main goal for 2008 is to prevent Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., from becoming president.

Falwell says he'll sue for Christmas snubs

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Conservative U.S. evangelist Jerry Falwell has announced he will sue any group that alters or forbids traditional Christmas events.

Falwell's hospital stay not over yet

LYNCHBURG, Va., April 4 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell said he will be hospitalized in Lynchburg, Va., for "a little while yet" while doctors treat him for respiratory arrest.

Jerry Falwell hospitalized and critical

LYNCHBURG, Va., March 29 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jerry Falwell was in critical condition Tuesday at Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg, Va., suffering from a respiratory aliment.

Falwell faces campaign finance fight

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- A nonpartisan group has filed a campaign finance complaint against a group controlled by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, the New York Times said Tuesday.
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Jerry Falwell

Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) was an evangelical fundamentalist Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and a conservative commentator from the United States. He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. He founded Lynchburg Christian Academy (now Liberty Christian Academy) in 1967, Liberty University in 1971, and cofounded the Moral Majority in 1979.

Falwell was one of twin brothers born in Lynchburg, Virginia, the son of Helen and Carey Hezekiah Falwell. His father was an entrepreneur and onetime bootlegger who was agnostic. His grandfather was a staunch atheist.Falwell married the former Macel Pate on April 12, 1958. The couple had two sons and a daughter (Jerry Falwell, Jr., a lawyer; Jonathan Falwell, a pastor; Jeannie, a surgeon).

He graduated from Brookville High School in Lynchburg, Va. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1956. This Bible college was unaccredited until 2001. Falwell was eventually awarded three honorary doctoral degrees, and he sometimes used the title "doctor". The honorary doctorates were Doctor of Divinity from Tennessee Temple Theological Seminary,Doctor of Letters from California Graduate School of Theology, and Doctor of Laws from Central University in Seoul, South Korea.

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