|Jerry Lamon Falwell Sr. Jerry Lamon Falwell Jr (born June 17 1962) is the Chancellor of Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia, appointed in May 2007|
|Born||August 11, 1933|
|Died||May 15, 2007 (aged 73)|
|Occupation||Protestant Christian Evangelist|
Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lynchburg is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the Papal bull Ad exstirpanda, which authorizes but also limits the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Lynchburg is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation. Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings Evangelism is the Christian practice of proselytisation. The intention of most evangelism is to effect Eternal salvation to those who do not follow the (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) was an American evangelical Christian pastor and televangelist. Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the Papal bull Ad exstirpanda, which authorizes but also limits the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Evangelicalism is a theological movement tradition and system of beliefs most closely associated with Protestant Christianity, which identifies with the Gospel A pastor is an official person within a Protestant group of people and related to the positions of Priest or Bishop within the Anglican, Roman Catholic Televangelism is the use of Television to communicate the Christian faith He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. Thomas Road Baptist Church is a Megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. A megachurch is a church having around 2000 attendants for a typical weekly service Lynchburg is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He founded Liberty University in 1971 and co-founded the Moral Majority in 1979. Liberty University is a Christian Liberal arts University in Lynchburg Virginia. The Moral Majority was a political organization of the United States which had an Agenda of evangelical Christian -oriented political Lobbying
Falwell led services at Thomas Road for many years. During his tenure, it changed affiliations from Baptist Bible Fellowship International to the mainly conservative Southern Baptist Convention, and Falwell himself ended his self-identification with fundamentalism in favor of evangelicalism. The Baptist Bible Fellowship International (BBFI is a separatist Fundamentalist organization formed in 1950 by members who separated from the World Baptist Fellowship The Southern Baptist Convention ( SBC) is a United States -based mostly conservative Christian denomination Fundamentalist Christianity, also known as Christian Fundamentalism or Fundamentalist Evangelicalism, is a movement that arose mainly within British and Evangelicalism is a theological movement tradition and system of beliefs most closely associated with Protestant Christianity, which identifies with the Gospel Falwell's legacy today is mixed; while supporters praise his advancement of his conservative message, many statements and positions remain controversial. This never bothered him during his lifetime, however, and he often stated, "I'm not called to be popular; I'm called to be faithful. "
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Prior to the founding of his church, Falwell attended Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, but left during his sophomore year. Lynchburg College is a private college in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA, related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ with approximately He then transferred to and graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri in 1956. Baptist Bible College is a conservative bible college affiliated and owned by the Baptist Bible Fellowship International, founded in 1950 and located in Springfield Springfield is a city in Christian and Greene Counties in the U 
Although he sometimes used the title "Doctor," Falwell held no earned doctorate. A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement He held three honorary degrees: an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Tennessee Temple Theological Seminary , an honorary Doctor of Letters from California Graduate School of Theology, and an honorary Doctor of Laws from Central University in Seoul, South Korea. Temple Baptist Seminary is the Christian graduate school of theology in Chattanooga Tennessee of Tennessee Temple University. Doctor of Letters ( Latin: Litterarum doctor; DLitt; or Litt D California Graduate School of Theology is a Christian institution of higher learning in La Habra CA. Doctor of Laws ( Latin: Legum Doctor, LLD) is a Doctorate -level Academic degree in Law. Seoul ( soʊl is the Capital and largest City of South Korea. South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː 
In 1956, at age 22, Falwell became the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church of Lynchburg (TRBC). Thomas Road Baptist Church is a Megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. Thomas Road Baptist Church is a Megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia.
In 1971, Jerry Falwell founded Liberty University, a Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Virginia. Liberty University is a Christian Liberal arts University in Lynchburg Virginia. Liberty University is a Christian Liberal arts University in Lynchburg Virginia.
The U. S. News and World Report U.S. News and World Report ranked Liberty University a "Tier-4" (bottom 25%) school. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D 
In 1979, Falwell founded the Moral Majority, which became one of the largest political lobby groups for evangelical Christians in the United States during the 1980s. The Moral Majority was a political organization of the United States which had an Agenda of evangelical Christian -oriented political Lobbying The Moral Majority was a political organization of the United States which had an Agenda of evangelical Christian -oriented political Lobbying The group is credited with delivering two-thirds of the white, evangelical Christian vote to Ronald Reagan during the 1980 presidential election. The United States presidential election of 1980 featured a contest between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and his Republican opponent Ronald Reagan 
Falwell strongly advocated beliefs and practices he believed were taught by the Bible.  He believed in the quintessential patriarchal family in which, ideally, the father is the primary bread-winner and the wife takes care of the home and raises the children until they’re old enough to leave the home. The entire family was expected to play an active role in their local church. Falwell's company "The Moral Majority" was founded on four basic tenets, 1) pro-family, 2) pro-life, 3) pro-defense and 4) pro-Israel. .
The church, Falwell asserted, was the cornerstone of a successful family. Not only was it a place for spiritual learning and guidance, but also a gathering place for fellowship and socializing with like-minded individuals. The dialogs started one-on-one after service among parishioners would often build into more focused speeches or organized goals Falwell could then present to a larger audience via his various media outlets.
During an appearance on MSNBC, Falwell said he was not troubled by reports that Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts had done volunteer legal work for gay rights activists on the case of Romer v. Evans. MSNBC is a 24-hour cable television news channel based in the United States and available in Canada. John Glover Roberts Jr (born January 27 1955) is the seventeenth and current Chief Justice of the United States. Romer v Evans, 517 US 620 ( 1996) was a United States Supreme Court case dealing with civil rights and state laws Falwell told MSNBC's Tucker Carlson that if he were a lawyer, he too would argue for civil rights for gays. Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American political news correspondent and commentator who formerly co-hosted CNN 's "I may not agree with the lifestyle, but that has nothing to do with the civil rights of that part of our constituency," Falwell said. When Carlson countered that conservatives "are always arguing against 'special rights' for gays," Falwell said that equal access to housing, civil marriage, and employment are basic rights, not special rights. "Civil rights for all Americans, black, white, red, yellow, the rich, poor, young, old, gay, straight, et cetera, is not a liberal or conservative value. It's an American value that I would think that we pretty much all agree on. "
Falwell supported Anita Bryant's 1977 "Save Our Children" campaign to overturn an ordinance in Dade County, Florida that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and a similar movement in California. Anita Jane Bryant (born March 25, 1940, in Barnsdall Oklahoma) is an American Singer. Miami-Dade County (often referred to as simply Miami or Dade) is a County located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida Unlike most discrimination policies discrimination between, which is the discernment of qualities and recognition of the differences focused here discrimination against is Sexual orientation is believed to refer to "an enduring pattern of emotional romantic and/or sexual attractions to men women or both sexes 
Falwell grew up in a strongly segregationist setting and supported racial segregation. In 1965, he gave a sermon at his Thomas Road Baptist Church criticizing Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil rights movement, which he sometimes referred to as the "Civil Wrongs Movement". Martin Luther King Jr ( January 15, 1929 April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, Activist and prominent leader See also Protests of 1968 Historically the civil rights movement was a concentrated period of time around the world of approximately twenty years (1960-1980 in On his Evangelist program The Old-Time Gospel Hour in the mid 1960s, he regularly featured segregationist politicians like Lester Maddox and George Wallace. The Old Time Gospel Hour is a ministry program broadcast from Thomas Road Baptist Church. Lester Garfield Maddox ( September 30, 1915 – June 25, 2003) was an American Democratic Party politician who was George Corley Wallace Jr (August 25 1919 September 13 1998 was a Democratic Governor of Alabama for four terms (1963-1967 1971-1979 and 1983-1987 and ran for  He said this about Martin Luther King: "I do question the sincerity and non-violent intentions of some civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr ( January 15, 1929 April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, Activist and prominent leader Martin Luther King, Jr. , Mr. James Farmer, and others, who are known to have left wing associations. James Leonard Farmer Jr ( January 12, 1920 – July 9, 1999) was a Black civil rights activist who was one of the "big 4" leaders "
Falwell's views eventually shifted and he became one of the first Pastors to favor an interracial congregation. 
The Anti-Defamation League, and its leader Abraham Foxman, have expressed strong support for Falwell's staunch pro-Israel stand, sometimes referred to as "Christian Zionism," despite repeatedly condemning what they perceive as intolerance towards Muslims in Falwell's public statements. The Anti-Defamation League ( ADL) is an Interest group founded in 1913 by B'nai B'rith in the United States whose stated aim is "to stop Abraham Foxman is the current National Director and Chairman of the Anti-Defamation League. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. for Christians who belong to Zionist denominations in southern Africa see Zionist Churches Christian Zionism or Restorationism, is a belief 
Falwell repeatedly denounced certain teachings in public schools and secular education in general, calling them breeding grounds for atheism, secularism, and humanism, which he claimed to be in contradiction with Christian morality. The term public school has two distinct (and virtually opposite meanings depending on the location of usage in the United States, Australia and Secular education is a term that refers to the system of public education in countries with a Secular government or separation between Religion and Atheism Secularism is generally the assertion that governmental practices or institutions should exist separately from Religion or religious beliefs Humanism is a broad category of ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people based on the ability to determine right and wrong by appealing to universal Morality (from the Latin la moralitas "manner character proper behavior" has three principal meanings He advocated that the United States change its public education system by implementing a school voucher system which would allow parents to send their children to either public or private schools. A school voucher, also called an education voucher, is a certificate issued by the government by which parents can pay for the Education of their children at a Jerry Falwell wrote in America Can Be Saved that "I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. "
Falwell supported President George W. Bush's Faith Based Initiative, but had strong reservations concerning where the funding would go and the restrictions placed on churches. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives ( OFBCI) is a department under the Office of the President of the United States that was established "My problem is where it might go under his successors. . . I would not want to put any of the Jerry Falwell Ministries in a position where we might be subservient to a future Bill Clinton, God forbid. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States . . It also concerns me that once the pork barrel is filled, suddenly the Church of Scientology, the Jehovah Witnesses [sic], the various and many denominations and religious groups — and I don’t say those words in a pejorative way — begin applying for money — and I don’t see how any can be turned down because of their radical and unpopular views. In United States Politics, the term " pork barrel " refers to the appropriation of government spending for projects that are intended primarily The Church of Scientology is the largest organization devoted to the practice and the promotion of the Scientology belief system. Jehovah's Witnesses is a restorationist, millenialist Christian denomination I don’t know where that would take us. "
In the 1980s Jerry Falwell was critical of sanctions against the apartheid regime of South Africa. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa He stated that while he was opposed to apartheid, he feared that sanctions would result in a worse situation, with either a more oppressive white minority government or a Soviet-backed revolution. A soviet (сове́т, "council" originally was a workers' local council in late Imperial Russia. He drew the ire of many when he called Nobel Peace Prize winner and Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu a phony "as far as representing the black people of South Africa. The Nobel Peace Prize ( Swedish, Danish and Nobels fredspris is one of five Nobel Prizes Bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Anglicanism is a tradition of Christian faith Churches in this tradition either have historical connections to the Church of England or have similar beliefs Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African Cleric and activist who rose to Worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent " He later apologized for that remark and claimed that he had misspoken.  He also urged his followers to buy up gold Krugerrands and push U. A Krugerrand is a South African Gold coin, first minted in 1967 in order to help market South African gold S. "reinvestment" in South Africa. 
In 1994, Falwell promoted and distributed the video documentary The Clinton Chronicles: An Investigation into the Alleged Criminal Activities of Bill Clinton. The Clinton Chronicles An Investigation into the Alleged Criminal Activities of Bill Clinton is a 1994 film created by Patrick Matrisciana The video connected Bill Clinton to a conspiracy involving Vincent Foster, James McDougall, Ron Brown, and a cocaine-smuggling operation. William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States Vincent Walker Foster Jr ( January 15, 1945 &ndash July 20, 1993) was a Deputy White House Counsel during the first term of President James B (Jim McDougal ( August 25, 1940 – March 8, 1998) a native of White County Arkansas, and his wife Susan McDougal Ronald Harmon Brown ( August 1, 1941 &ndash April 3, 1996) was the United States Secretary of Commerce, serving during the first Cocaine ( benzoylmethyl ecgonine) is a Crystalline Tropane Alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the Coca plant Smuggling, also known as trafficking, is the clandestine transportation of goods or persons past a point where prohibited such as out of a building into a Prison The theory was discredited, but the video served as effective exposure, and it sold over 150,000 copies. 
Funding for the film was provided by "Citizens for Honest Government," to which Jerry Falwell paid $200,000 in 1994 and 1995.  In 1995 Citizens for Honest Government interviewed two Arkansas state troopers regarding the conspiracy about Vincent Foster. These two troopers Roger Perry and Larry Patterson also gave information regarding the allegations in the Paula Jones affair. Larry Paula Corbin Jones (born Paula Rosalee Corbin on September 17, 1966, in Lonoke Arkansas) is a former Arkansas state employee who (See: Troopergate) claims. 
Falwell's infomercial for the 80-minute tape included footage of Falwell interviewing a silhouetted journalist who claimed to be afraid for his life. Infomercials (or informercials are Television commercials that run for one minute or for as long as a typical Television program The journalist accused Clinton of orchestrating the deaths of several reporters and personal confidants who had gotten too close to his illegalities. It was subsequently revealed, however, that the silhouetted journalist was, in fact, Patrick Matrisciana, the producer of the video and president of Citizens for Honest Government.  "Obviously, I'm not an investigative reporter," Matrisciana admitted to investigative journalist Murray Waas. Murray S Waas (born circa 1961 is an American Freelance investigative journalist known most recently for his coverage of the White House planning  Later, Falwell seemed to back away from personally trusting the video. In an interview for the 2005 documentary The Hunting of the President, Falwell admitted, "to this day I do not know the accuracy of the claims made in The Clinton Chronicles. The Hunting of the President is a 2004 English language documentary film about Bill Clinton. "
Falwell has been called an "agent of intolerance" and "the founder of the anti-gay industry" for statements he's made and for campaigning against LGBT social movements. Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender social movements share related goals of social acceptance of Homosexuality, Bisexuality and Transgenderism Lesbian  Falwell supported Anita Bryant's 1977 "Save Our Children" campaign to overturn a Florida ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and a similar movement in California. Anita Jane Bryant (born March 25, 1940, in Barnsdall Oklahoma) is an American Singer. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Unlike most discrimination policies discrimination between, which is the discernment of qualities and recognition of the differences focused here discrimination against is Sexual orientation is believed to refer to "an enduring pattern of emotional romantic and/or sexual attractions to men women or both sexes  In urging the repeal of the ordinance, Falwell told one crowd, "Gay folks would just as soon kill you as look at you. " When the mostly gay Metropolitan Community Church was almost accepted into the World Council of Churches, Falwell called them "brute beasts" and stated, "this vile and satanic system will one day be utterly annihilated and there'll be a celebration in heaven. The Metropolitan Community Church (in full The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches or UFMCC or more commonly MCC is an international fellowship of The World Council of Churches ( WCC) is an international " He later denied this and was sued and lost the case.  Falwell also regularly linked the AIDS pandemic to LGBT issues and stated, “AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals, it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals. ” Amongst many remarks over the years he is probably most known for statements attributed to him about a Teletubby being a gay role model for homosexual recruitment and stating that gays and lesbians were amongst those in some way responsible for the September 11 attacks. Teletubbies is a BBC BAFTA winning Children's television series, primarily aimed at Pre-school viewers produced from 1997 to Homosexual recruitment is a term used disapprovingly for perceived activities of LGBT people to actively target impressionable individuals to persuade them to identify 
After Ellen DeGeneres came out as a lesbian, televangelist Jerry Falwell referred to her in a sermon as "Ellen DeGenerate. Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26 1958 is an eleven time Emmy Award -winning American stand-up comedian, Television host and actress " Ellen responded dismissively: "Really, he called me that? Ellen DeGenerate? I've been getting that since the fourth grade. "
In February 1999 an unattributed National Liberty Journal article that media outlets attributed to Falwell, claimed that Tinky Winky, a Teletubby, was intended as a gay role model. Teletubbies is a BBC BAFTA winning Children's television series, primarily aimed at Pre-school viewers produced from 1997 to In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality.  A 1998 Salon.com article previously had noted Tinky Winky's status as a gay icon. Saloncom, part of Salon Media Group ( often just called Salon, is an online  In response, Steve Rice, spokesperson for Itsy Bitsy Entertainment, which licenses the Teletubbies in the US, said, "I really find it absurd and kind of offensive. " The immensely popular UK show was aimed at pre-school children, but the article stated "he is purple - the gay pride color; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay-pride symbol. Purple is a general term for the range of shades of Color occurring between Red and Blue. LGBT pride or gay pride refers to a world wide movement and philosophy asserting that LGBT ( Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and A triangle is one of the basic Shapes of Geometry: a Polygon with three corners or vertices and three sides or edges which are Line " Apart from those characteristics Tinky Winky also carries a magic bag which the NLJ article said was a purse. Falwell added "role modelling the gay lifestyle is damaging to the moral lives of children. "
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Falwell said on The 700 Club, "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. The 700 Club is the flagship news Talk show of the Christian Broadcasting Network, airing on cable's ABC Family and in syndication Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning "country dweller rustic" is a word used to refer to various religions and religious beliefs from across the world An Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. A lesbian is a Woman who is romantically or sexually attracted only to other women The American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU) consists of two separate Non-profit organizations the ACLU Foundation a 501(c(3 organization which focuses People For the American Way (People For is a progressive, politically liberal Advocacy organization in the United States. Secularity ( adjective form secular) is the state of being separate from Religion. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen. '" Fellow evangelist Pat Robertson concurred with his sentiment. Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22 1930 is a controversial Televangelist from the United States. After heavy criticism, Falwell apologized, though he later said that he stood by his statement, stating "If we decide to change all the rules on which this Judeo-Christian nation was built, we cannot expect the Lord to put his shield of protection around us as he has in the past. Judeo-Christian (or Judaeo-Christian, sometimes written as Judæo-Christian) is a term used to describe the body of concepts and values which are thought to be held "
Falwell has also said, "Labor unions should study and read the Bible instead of asking for more money. A trade union or labour union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages hours and working conditions forming When people get right with God, they are better workers. "
In 1972 , the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launched an investigation of bonds issued by Falwell's organizations. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (commonly known as the SEC) is an independent agency of the United States government which holds primary responsibility BOND (Building Object Network Databases started development in late 2000 as a Rapid application development tool for the GNOME Desktop by Treshna The SEC charged Falwell's church with "fraud and deceit" in the issuance of $6. In the broadest sense a fraud is a Deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual Deception (also called beguilement or subterfuge) is the act of convincing another to believe Information that is not true or not the whole truth as in 5 million in unsecured church bonds.  The church won a 1973 federal court case prosecuted at the behest of the SEC, in which the Court exonerated the church and ruled that there had been no intentional wrong-doing.
According to Falwell, the survival of the University could be attributed to the work of Daniel Reber and Jimmy Thomas, as leaders of the non-profit Reber-Thomas Christian Heritage Foundation in Forest, Virginia. Forest is a Census-designated place (CDP in Bedford County, Virginia, United States. It bought Liberty University's debt for $2. 5 million, "a fraction of its face value. " Sun Myung Moon "funnelled $3. Sun Myung Moon (born January 6 1920) is the Korean founder and leader of the world-wide Unification Church and of the larger Unification 5 million to the Reber-Thomas Christian Heritage Foundation" to purchase the debt and prevent Liberty from going bankrupt.
Falwell filed a $10 million lawsuit against Penthouse Magazine for publishing an article based upon interviews he gave to freelance reporters, after failing to convince a federal court to place an injunction upon the publication of that article. Penthouse, a Men 's Magazine founded by Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and Soft-core pornographic pictorials A freelancer, freelance worker, or freelance is a person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any one employer The suit was dismissed in Federal district court on the grounds that the article was not defamatory or an invasion of Falwell's privacy. Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves or information about themselves and thereby reveal themselves selectively 
In November 1983, Larry Flynt's pornographic magazine Hustler carried a parody advertisement of a Campari ad, featuring a fake interview with Falwell in which he admits that his "first time" was incest with his mother in an outhouse while drunk. In Hustler Magazine Inc v Falwell, 485 US 46 ( 1988) the United States Supreme Court held in a unanimous 8-0 decision (Justice Kennedy Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Larry Claxton Flynt Jr (born November 1, 1942) is an American Publisher and the head of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer Hustler is a monthly pornographic Magazine aimed at heterosexual men and published in the United States. A parody advertisement is a fictional advertisement for a non-existent product either done within another advertisement for an actual product or done simply as parody of Campari is an alcoholic (alcohol 205% 41 proof Aperitif obtained from the infusion of sixty ingredients combined and macerated in a blend of distilled water Incest refers to any sexual activity between closely related persons (often within the immediate family that is illegal or socially Taboo. An outhouse, usually refers to a type of Toilet in a small structure separate from the main building which does not have a flush or sewer attached Drunkenness or inebriation is the state of being intoxicated by consumption of Alcoholic beverages to a degree that mental and physical faculties are noticeably Falwell sued for $45 million in compensation alleging invasion of privacy, libel, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  A jury rejected the invasion of privacy and libel claims, holding that the parody could not have reasonably been taken to describe true events, but ruled in favor of Falwell on the emotional distress claim. A jury a sworn body of persons convened to render a rational, impartial Verdict (a finding of fact on a question officially submitted to them This was upheld on appeal. Flynt then appealed to the Supreme Court, winning a unanimous decision on February 24, 1988. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The ruling held that public figures cannot circumvent First Amendment protections by attempting to recover damages based on emotional distress suffered from parodies. Public figure is a legal term applied in the context of Defamation actions ( Libel and Slander) as well as Invasion of privacy. The decision in favor of Flynt strengthened free speech rights in the United States in relation to parodies of public figures. Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without Censorship or Limitation.
After the death of Falwell, Larry Flynt released a comment regarding his friendship over the years with Falwell.
"My mother always told me that no matter how much you dislike a person, when you meet them face to face you will find characteristics about them that you like. Jerry Falwell was a perfect example of that. I hated everything he stood for, but after meeting him in person, years after the trial, Jerry Falwell and I became good friends. He would visit me in California and we would debate together on college campuses. I always appreciated his sincerity even though I knew what he was selling and he knew what I was selling. " - Larry Flynt 
In 1984, Falwell was ordered to pay gay activist and former Baptist Bible College classmate Jerry Sloan $5,000 after losing a court battle. In the English language, gay is an Adjective that in modern usage refers to Homosexuality. In July, 1984 during a TV debate in Sacramento, California, Falwell denied calling the mostly gay Metropolitan Community Churches "brute beasts" and "a vile and Satanic system" that will "one day be utterly annihilated and there will be a celebration in heaven". California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The Metropolitan Community Church (in full The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches or UFMCC or more commonly MCC is an international fellowship of For other uses of the word see Satanism (disambiguation. Satanism can refer to a number of belief systems depending on the user and context  When Sloan insisted he had a tape, Falwell promised $5,000 if he could produce it. Sloan did, Falwell refused to pay, and Sloan successfully sued. The money was donated to build Sacramento's first gay community center, the Lambda Community Center, serving "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex" communities. A lesbian is a Woman who is romantically or sexually attracted only to other women Bisexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of both sexes or to a bisexual orientation Transgender (trænzˈdʒɛndɚ from ( Latin) derivatives Intersexuality is the state of a living thing of a gonochoristic species whose Sex chromosomes, Genitalia, and/or Secondary sex characteristics  Falwell appealed the decision with his attorney charging that the judge in the case was prejudiced. In Law, an appeal is a process for requesting a formal change to an official decision He lost again and was made to pay an additional $2,875 in sanctions and court fees.
On April 17, 2006, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case ruling of a lower court that Christopher Lamparello's usage of the Internet domain "Fallwell. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. Certiorari (ˌsɚʃioʊ('rɛri 'rɑri is a legal term in Roman, English, Philippine and American law referring to a type of Writ com" was legal. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit had held that Lamparello "clearly created his Web site intending only to provide a forum to criticize ideas, not to steal customers. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is a federal court located in Richmond Virginia with Appellate jurisdiction over the " Lamparello's website describes itself as not being connected to Jerry Falwell and is critical of Falwell's views on homosexuality. Homosexuality refers to sexual behavior with or attraction to people of the same sex or to a Homosexual orientation.  Previous to this, "Falwell's attorneys have fought over domain names in the past" with a man turning over jerryfalwell. com and jerryfallwell. com "after Falwell threatened to sue for trademark infringement. Trademark infringement is a violation of the Exclusive rights attaching to a Trademark without the authorization of the trademark owner or any licensees (provided that " Lawyers for Public Citizen Litigation Group's Internet Free Speech project represented the domain name owners in both cases. Public Citizen Litigation Group is the litigating arm of the non-profit consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen.
On July 31, 2006, Cable News Network's (CNN) Paula Zahn Now program featured a segment on "whether the crisis in the Middle East is actually a prelude to the end of the world," "marking the third time in eight days that CNN ha[d] devoted airtime to those claiming that the ongoing Mideast violence signal[ed] the coming of the Apocalypse. Events 30 BC - Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian 's forces but most of his army subsequently Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner Paula Zahn (born February 24, 1956 in Omaha Nebraska) is an American newscaster, most recently the host of Paula Zahn Now The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. " In an interview Falwell claimed, "I believe in the premillennial, pre-tribulational coming of Christ for all of his church, and to summarize that, your first poll, do you believe Jesus coming the second time will be in the future, I would vote yes with the 59 percent and with Billy Graham and most evangelicals. Jesus of Nazareth (7–2 BC / BCE —26–36 AD / CE) William Franklin Graham Jr KBE (born November 7 1918 better known as Billy Graham, is an evangelist and an Evangelical Christian "
In 1999, Falwell declared the Antichrist would probably arrive within a decade and "Of course he'll be Jewish. For other uses see Antichrist (disambiguation In Christian eschatology, the Antichrist or anti-Christ means a person office PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ " After anti-Semitism charges Falwell apologized and explained that he was simply expressing the theological tenet that the Antichrist and Christ share many attributes. Christ is the English term for the Greek ( Khristós) meaning "the anointed " 
In early 2005, Falwell was hospitalized for two weeks with a viral infection, discharged, and then rehospitalized on May 30, 2005, in respiratory arrest. An infection is the detrimental Colonization of a host Organism by a foreign Species. Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Respiratory arrest is the cessation of Breathing. It is a Medical emergency and it usually is related to or coincides with a Cardiac arrest.  President George W. Bush contacted Falwell to "wish him well. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. " He was subsequently released from the hospital and returned to his duties. Later in 2005, a stent was implanted to treat a 70% blockage in his coronary arteries. In Medicine, a stent is a tube that is inserted into a natural conduit of the body to prevent or counteract a disease-induced localized flow constriction Coronary circulation is the circulation of blood in the Blood vessels that supply Blood to and from the Heart muscle 
On May 15, 2007, Falwell was found without pulse and unconscious in his office about 10:45 am after missing a morning appointment and was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Events 1252 - Pope Innocent IV issues the Papal bull Ad exstirpanda, which authorizes but also limits the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
"I had breakfast with him, and he was fine at breakfast… He went to his office, I went to mine and they found him unresponsive. " said Godwin, the executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University. 
His condition was initially reported as "gravely serious"; CPR was administered unsuccessfully.  As of 2:10 pm, during a live press conference, a doctor for the hospital confirmed that Falwell had died of "cardiac arrhythmia, or sudden cardiac death. Dysrhythmia redirects here For the American band see Dysrhythmia (band. The term sudden cardiac death refers to Natural death from cardiac causes heralded by abrupt loss of Consciousness within one hour of the onset of acute symptoms " A statement issued by the hospital reported he was pronounced dead at Lynchburg General Hospital at 12:40 pm, EST.  Falwell’s family, including his wife Macel and sons Jerry Falwell, Jr. Jerry Lamon Falwell Jr (born June 17 1962) is the Chancellor of Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia, appointed in May 2007 and Jonathan Falwell, were with him at the hospital. Jonathan Pate Falwell (born 1966) is the senior Pastor at the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg Virginia. 
Falwell's funeral took place at 1:00 PM EDT on May 22, 2007 at Thomas Road Baptist Church after lying in repose at both the church and Liberty University. Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  Falwell's burial service was private. Burial, also called interment and inhumation, is the act of placing a person or object into the ground It took place at a spot on the Liberty University campus near the Carter Glass Mansion, near his office. Carter Glass ( January 4, 1858 &ndash May 28, 1946) was a Newspaper publisher and a American politician from Lynchburg  Buried nearby is the late B. R. Lakin. Bascom Ray Lakin ( January 5, 1901 - March 15, 1984) was a Baptist preacher and evangelist 
After his death, his two sons succeeded him at his two posts; Jerry Falwell, Jr. took over as Chancellor of Liberty University while Jonathan Falwell became the Senior Pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church. Jerry Lamon Falwell Jr (born June 17 1962) is the Chancellor of Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia, appointed in May 2007 Jonathan Pate Falwell (born 1966) is the senior Pastor at the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg Virginia.
The last televised interview with Jerry Falwell was conducted by Christiane Amanpour for the CNN original series CNN Presents: God's Warriors. Christiane Amanpour, CBE, (born January 12, 1958) ( کریستین امانپور is the chief international correspondent for CNN. Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner CNN Presents God's Warriors was a three-part CNN Presents documentary produced by Christiane Amanpour in which He had been interviewed on May 8th, one week before his death - and a copy of this footage can be viewed online here.
|NAME||Falwell, Jerry Laymon, Sr. The Notable Names Database ( NNDB) produced by Soylent Communications, is an Online database of biographical details of over 33000 people|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Protestant Christian Evangelist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 11, 1933|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lynchburg, Virginia, United States|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 15, 2007|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Lynchburg, Virginia, United States|