Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Jerry Falwell is dead

LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Rev. Jerry Falwell — founder of the Moral Majority and the face of the religious right in the 1980s — died Tuesday after being found unconscious in his office, a Liberty University executive said.

Ron Godwin, Liberty's executive vice president, said Falwell, 73, had been found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.

Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but noted that Falwell had “a history of heart challenges.”

I'm in shock.


Jerry Falwell was pivotal in fostering the pro-life movement. He was responsible for firing up Evangelicals into a political powerhouse. He will be remembered as an important figure in American history, and as a pioneer in the fight for fetal rights and other social conservative causes.

Rest in Peace, Jerry.

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