Rev. Jerry Falwell founded the Moral Majority around 1980, and he was a major player in helping to elect President Reagan. Here is a little of what Yahoo News has written about him:
The fundamentalist church that Falwell started in an abandoned bottling plant in 1956 grew into a religious empire that includes the 22,000-member Thomas Road Baptist Church, the "Old Time Gospel Hour" carried on television stations around the country and 7,700-student Liberty University. He built Christian elementary schools, homes for unwed mothers and a home for alcoholics.
He also founded Liberty University in Lynchburg, which began as Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971. [Continue reading.]
This is where they found Rev. Falwell unconscious. They rushed him to the hospital, applied CPR, but it did not bring back our beloved friend. You will be missed, Rev. Falwell. May you rest in piece.
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