LYNCHBURG, Va. - The Rev. Jerry Falwell, who founded the Moral Majority and built the religious right into a political force, died Tuesday shortly after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University, a school executive said. He was 73.
Ron Godwin, the university's executive vice president, said Falwell, 73, was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. "CPR efforts were unsuccessful," he said
It will be interesting to see how the left and the MSM will treat this.
RICHMOND – Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling today issued the following statement in response to the death of Dr. Jerry Falwell.
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my good friend, Dr. Jerry Falwell. Dr. Falwell was a great Virginian and a great American who made significant contributions to our Commonwealth and our nation. He was a man of strong, unwavering faith whose leadership helped advance Christian and conservative values.”
“Dr. Falwell will be greatly missed, but his legacy will not be forgotten. He started Thomas Road Baptist Church and grew a congregation from 35 to over 24,000 members. He founded Liberty University and built it into the preeminent Christian university in the United States .”
“My heart and prayers go out to Dr. Falwell’s wife Macel, his children Jerry, Jr, Jeannie and Jonathan and the entire Liberty University and Thomas Road communities. I know they will all be strengthened by the knowledge that while Dr. Falwell has left us he has now gone home to be with the Lord.”
Richmond- Attorney General Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this afternoon upon news of the passing of Dr. Jerry Falwell.
“Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Dr. Jerry Falwell, and the many thousands of Virginians whose lives he touched. Through Thomas Road Baptist Church and Liberty University , and his other ministries, Dr. Falwell became a friend to individuals all across the world. Through his strong Christian ministry and his philanthropic efforts, the lives of individuals across the world were improved. His love for our state and nation was extraordinary. He was a man of strong faith and values which will guide Dr. Falwell’s family and friends, and the Thomas Road Baptist Church and Liberty University community, through this difficult time.”