Developing Story- Televangelist and founder of the Moral Majority Rev. Jerry Falwell has passed away, he was 73 years old. Rev. Falwell was found unconscious in his office on the campus of Liberty University this morning around 11 AM. He was pronounced dead about an hour later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Falwell has been a vocal opponent of equal rights for gays and lesbians for years, often citing scripture to support his views.The most infamous quote regarding the LGBT community came after the 9-11 attacks. Fellow bloggerRod McCollum revists that unfortunate quote by Rev. Falwell on his site.
Over the next few days I'm sure we're going to hear statements from The White House since Jerry Falwell and his followers had so much influence on the politics of the current administration. Stay tuned...
UPDATE: I've spent much of the afternoon trying to figure out how to address Falwell's legacy without disrespecting him now that he's gone and I've decided to live by the childhood rule "if you don't have something nice to say about someone, then don't say anything at all. Instead I would like to draw your attention to an article from The Associated Press that chronicles Rev. Falwell's early years to his final hours.