Television evangelist Falwell dies at 73

  1. The Rev. Jerry Falwell, the television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority and used it to mold the religious right into a political force, died Tuesday shortly after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University. He was 73.
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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    I just heard about this during lunch.

    While my personal feelings about what Dr. Falwell hath wrought in this country during the past 25 years or so shall remain private, I will say that he was an incredibly influential man, if not one of THE most influential of our time.

    Rest in peace, Reverend.
  4. by   Tweety
    Marla, you can be polite if you choose, but as I've said before if I've spoken ill about a person prior to their death, their dying doesn't change it. I despised the man. I'm glad he's silenced.

    Please don't read that to mean that I'm glad he's dead. I'm not that heartless. I realized he was loved by many and my condolences to his loved ones.
  5. by   ElvishDNP
    While I wish his family peace, I have mixed feelings about him.

    I have agreed with most of what he said his beliefs were on issues. But sometimes I think he went over the line with what he said. It's possible to have unapologetically conservative beliefs without making inflammatory statements. It's my personal opinion that sometimes he blurred that line.

    That said, I agree with mjlrn that he was a very influential man, whether you liked him or not.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Arwen_U
    While I wish his family peace, I have mixed feelings about him.

    I have agreed with most of what he said his beliefs were on issues. But sometimes I think he went over the line with what he said. It's possible to have unapologetically conservative beliefs without making inflammatory statements. It's my personal opinion that sometimes he blurred that line.

    That said, I agree with mjlrn that he was a very influential man, whether you liked him or not.
    I agree with you - as a fellow conservative.

    steph
  7. by   CHATSDALE
    some people like bill mahr and michael moore like to make outrageous statements to get media attention, i think falwell was like this
    they don't realize or don't care how hurtful their statements can be
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I wish his family peace and condolences. I will not miss him, however. I disagreed with so much of what he said, even considered it hateful. But he had his convictions, and I guess, anyone can respect that much. RIP Reverend Falwell.
  9. by   sanctuary
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I wish his family peace and condolences. I will not miss him, however. I disagreed with so much of what he said, even considered it hateful. But he had his convictions, and I guess, anyone can respect that much. RIP Reverend Falwell.

    :yeahthat:[S]Well and truly said[/S] :yeahthat:
  10. by   canoehead
    glad he's gone
  11. by   mercyteapot
    He was a hate monger, and you wonder how he's squared that with his maker. Like Tweety, I won't say I'm glad he's dead, but I do think the world will be a better place without his rhetoric.
  12. by   suzy253
    Quote from mercyteapot
    He was a hate monger, and you wonder how he's squared that with his maker. Like Tweety, I won't say I'm glad he's dead, but I do think the world will be a better place without his rhetoric.

    :yeahthat: Agree 100%
  13. by   Ted
    I wonder if he's met my friend Bob Diskin, yet, who died 9 years ago this month and is up in Heavan now?? I hope so. Bob is a wonderful teacher about life, love and respect towards one's fellow human-beings. It's never too late to learn.

    Bob was a gifted singer and song writer. I wonder if Bob has sung one of his best written and favored songs to Jerry yet?? Bob wrote this very beautiful love song for his life-long companion, Steve. The song is titled, "Just While We're Here".

    I wonder a lot of things. . .


    Mr. Falwell, you will be meeting some great teachers. You will reap the benefit of sincere forgiveness. Rest in Peace, Mr. Falwell.
    Last edit by Ted on May 18, '07
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Hey Ted, so nice to see ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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