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Jerry Falwell Biography

Title:
Late National Chairman of the Moral Majority Coalition
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“In the days prior to September 11, patriotism had been characterized as a useless sentiment. We are witnessing continuing pockets of this activity. It’s up to those of us who love this nation and the freedoms our Founders secured for us to ensure that the spirit of 1776 lives on in the years to come.

Let us continue to boldly beseech God to bless America. And let us never apologize for doing so or ever again relinquish the battle for the heart and soul of America to those who would purge God from our society.”

Falwell Confidential, Dec. 13, 2001

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • National Chairman, The Moral Majority Coalition, 2004-2007
  • Founder, Publisher and Editor, National Liberty Journal, 1995-2007
  • Founder and Chancellor, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, 1973-2007
  • Founder and Chancellor, Liberty Bible Institute, 1972-2007
  • Founder and Chancellor, Liberty University, 1971-2007
  • Founder, Lynchburg Christian Academy, 1967-2007
  • Pastor, Thomas Road Baptist Church, 1956-2007
  • President, Old Time Gospel Hour, Inc, 1956-2007
  • Founder and Leader, Moral Majority, 1979-1989
  • Most Influential People in America, U.S. News & World Report, 1983 – 25
  • Most Admired Man Not in Congress, Conservative Digest, 1983
  • Christian Humanitarian of the Year, Food for the Hungry International, 1981
  • Clergyman of the Year in America, Religious Heritage of America, 1979
  • Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Tennessee Temple Theological Seminar
  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, California Graduate School of Theology
  • Education:
  • BTh, Baptist Bible College, 1956
  • Other:
  • Born: Aug. 11, 1933
  • Deceased: May 15, 2007
  • Quoted in:
    1. Is the United States a Christian Nation?