ALEXANDRIA, VA Jerry Falwell, the
television evangelist, Moral Majority founder, and long-time leader
in the conservative movement, died today at the age of 73. Media
Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following
statement about Rev. Falwell:
Rev. Jerry Falwell gave his heart and soul to his family, his faith and his country. This is obvious when one looks at the decades of work he completed to grow his ministry, nurture his university, and advance the conservative movement throughout the culture and in politics.
Rev. Falwell was a great leader who helped organize grassroots conservatives across America, and who was instrumental in the presidential election of Ronald Reagan. His inspiring presence and moral insight will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and closest friends. May God bless them and Jerry Falwell.
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