The Rev. Jerry Falwell, the television evangelist who founded the Moral Majority and used it to mold the religious right into a political force, died Tuesday shortly after being found unconscious in his office at Liberty University. He was 73.
I was quite distressed to hear the news of Rev. Falwell’s death. Each time the news came on, the reporter brought up something he had said that was controversial. And? What’s the point? He did a great deal of good work during his lifetime, and just because I didn’t always agree with his tactics, it doesn’t mean I can’t honor him as a good and decent man.
Rest in peace, sir, rest in peace.