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  • Falwell's insurance policies pay off Liberty University debt

    08/27/2007 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 33 replies · 1,318+ views
    Falwell's insurance policies pay off Liberty University debt Associated Press Staff Reports OneNewsNow.com August 26, 2007 LYNCHBURG, Va. - Dr. Jerry Falwell had life insurance policies worth $34 million and the money has been used to erase the debt of Liberty University, the school he founded. The televangelist's son, Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., says his father named the university and Lynchburg's Thomas Road Baptist Church as beneficiaries to protect their future. The policies left $29 million to Liberty and another $5 million to the 22,000-member Thomas Road congregation, which Falwell had led, according to the News & Advance of...
  • Falwell Life Insurance Policy Erases Liberty Univ. Debt

    08/23/2007 9:59:34 PM PDT · by Between the Lines · 7 replies · 315+ views
    The Chruch Report ^ | Aug 24, 2007
    The Rev. Jerry Falwell had life insurance policies worth $34 million and the money has been used to erase the debt of Liberty University, the school he founded. The televangelist's son, Liberty Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., said his father had named the university and the Thomas Road Baptist Church as beneficiaries to protect their future. The policies left $29 million to Liberty; its debt had reached $82 million in 1992, but the school had succeeded in paying off a significant amount before the elder Falwell's death. Another $5 million went to the 22,000-member Thomas Road congregation, which Falwell had led,...
  • Christians and Muslims in historic meeting (Jonathan Falwell)

    07/09/2007 6:59:15 AM PDT · by holidayidol · 19 replies · 682+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | July 7, 2007 | Jonathan Falwell
    On Monday, July 2, I attended what I can only pray may become a historic meeting. Several weeks ago, I received a call about attending a meeting at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C. I was told this meeting would be hosted by the ambassador from Egypt and might be attended by representatives of other Arab nations, as well as by 10-15 pastors, evangelists and Christian media representatives. My interest stirred, I agreed to attend the meeting even though I was not quite sure of its purpose. I asked Dr. Ron Godwin, Liberty University's executive vice president, to attend with...
  • Proposal To Name Part of Highway in Front of Liberty University After Dr. Jerry Falwell (VANITY)

    06/14/2007 6:22:45 PM PDT · by conservativeinferno · 4 replies · 255+ views
    The News and Advance ^ | 06/14/07 | conservativeinferno
    There is a proposal to name part of the highway that borders Falwell's Liberty University after him. The local newspaper, very influential in the community of Lynchburg, is taking a poll. I attend Liberty's law school, and would like to see this proposal put into action. If you have time, please vote on the online poll. It is located on the left-hand side of the page. Thank you Freepers.
  • Gingrich: Challenge 'radical secularism' (Liberty University commencement speech)

    05/19/2007 10:54:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 604+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/07 | Bob Lewis - ap
    LYNCHBURG, Va. - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Liberty University's graduating class Saturday to honor the spirit of school founder Jerry Falwell by confronting "the growing culture of radical secularism" with Christian ideals. Gingrich, who is considering a 2008 presidential run, quoted Bible passages to a crowd of about 17,000 packed into the university's football stadium four days after Falwell's death. Despite the somber tone of the day, graduates who covered the football field chanted "Jerry! Jerry!" in tribute to Falwell. "A growing culture of radical secularism declares that the nation cannot profess the truths on which it was...
  • Thousands pay their last respects (Jerry Falwell)

    05/18/2007 6:42:50 AM PDT · by xjcsa · 6 replies · 543+ views
    Even in death, the Rev. Jerry Falwell on Thursday was clutching a Bible, which had been his centerpiece for most of his adult life. And to the thousands who filed past his body in the grand lobby of Liberty University’s Arthur S. DeMoss Learning Center, remembrances were deeply personal. They remembered the man who loved to laugh, lived to minister, or simply scared the daylights out of you with his loud truck horn. Beyond his résumé - which includes being the founding father of LU, Thomas Road Baptist Church and the Moral Majority - Falwell’s legacy is built on little...
  • Liberty University Highlighted by U.S. News & World Report

    08/19/2006 7:37:01 AM PDT · by WVNan · 57 replies · 1,726+ views
    E-mail | 8/18/06 | Jerry Falwell
    FALWELL CONFIDENTIAL Insider weekly newsletter to The Moral Majority Coalition and The Liberty Alliance http://www.moralmajority.com From: Jerry Falwell Date: August 18, 2006 UCLA, Cornell and Liberty In 1971, I started Liberty University (then Lynchburg Baptist College) because of a dream I believe God planted in my heart. In our first year, we had 154 students and four faculty members, including me. Many people said my dream was an impossible one. But I continued to believe that God had directed me to initiate an institution of higher learning where academic excellence, athletic competition at the highest level and Judeo-Christian values could...
  • Dr. Ergun Caner at Thomas Rd. Baptist Church this Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m.

    07/25/2006 8:53:43 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 1 replies · 396+ views
    http://home.trbc.org/ ^ | Jul 25, 2006 | Dr. Jerry Falwell
    From: Dr. Jerry Falwell Date: July 25, 2006 Dr. Ergun Caner at TRBC this Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. This Sunday, July 30, Dr. Ergun Caner, a former Muslim who is today the president of Liberty Theological Seminary, will be speaking in the beautiful new Thomas Road Baptist Church Worship Center. Dr. Caner, who has been described as the “Intellectual Pit Bull of the evangelical world,” will be addressing the present turbulence in the Middle East and examining the historic connotations of the Covenant between God and Abraham, a key issue in today’s ongoing turmoil in the Holy Land. Dr....
  • McCain swallows pride to persuade Christian Right to back White House run

    05/15/2006 7:44:01 AM PDT · by Grendel9 · 85 replies · 1,133+ views
    The maverick senator seen as the Republicans' best hope for succeeding President George W Bush has taken a major step towards becoming his party's next leader by reaching out to the powerful Christian Right. John McCain swallowed his pride on Saturday when he spoke at Liberty University in Virginia, run by the ultra-conservative television evangelist Jerry Falwell, who he once said had an "evil influence" on the party. His attempt to win over Mr Falwell and other Christian leaders - whose millions of followers dominate the party's grass roots - was a deeply controversial choice as a way-station on the...
  • McCain Makes Stop at Falwell's University

    05/13/2006 8:46:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 359+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/06 | Sue Lindsey - ap
    LYNCHBURG, Va. - Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record), looking to heal a rift with the religious conservatives who undermined his 2000 White House bid, told students graduating at the Rev. Jerry Falwell's university Saturday that Americans have a right to disagree on issues but should maintain respect for each other. The Arizona Republican specifically referred to disagreements over the war in Iraq during his commencement address at Liberty University. He noted that the war "has taken innocent life," but he said he has stood his ground in support of it because he believed "my country's interests and values...
  • McCain: Americans can disagree on war

    05/13/2006 10:07:23 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 33 replies · 577+ views
    SEattle PI ^ | May 13, 2006 | SUE LINDSEY
    Sen. John McCain, looking to heal a rift with the religious conservatives who undermined his 2000 White House bid, told students graduating at the Rev. Jerry Falwell's university Saturday that Americans have a right to disagree on issues but should maintain respect for each other. The Arizona Republican specifically referred to disagreements over the war in Iraq during his commencement address at Liberty University. He noted that the war "has taken innocent life," but he said he has stood his ground in support of it because he believed "my country's interests and values required it." McCain defended the rights of...
  • McCain's College Speaking Schedule Draws Fire (Groups Criticize Senator's Support For War)

    05/09/2006 9:45:00 PM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 10 replies · 323+ views
    KOAT TV ^ | May 9, 2006 | AP
    NEW YORK -- U.S. Sen. John McCain is set to deliver commencement speeches at two New York universities next week -- and that's drawing fire from campus activists who oppose his conservative views and support for the Iraq war. The potential Republican presidential candidate is scheduled to address Columbia's "Class Day" on May 16 and will speak at commencement ceremonies at the New School three days later. At the New School, there's a petition asking that McCain be disinvited from commencement ceremonies. A protest leader said the senator's stands on abortion and gay rights don't reflect the values of the...
  • An Invitation, Not an Endorsement (Jerry Falwell Op-Ed on McCain Commencement Address)

    05/08/2006 12:00:21 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 325+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 7, 2006 | Jerry Falwell
    MANY have wondered if my invitation to Senator John McCain to deliver the commencement address next Saturday to our graduating class at Liberty University represents my support for his possible run for the presidency in 2008. It does not. The senator's speech does not symbolize an endorsement of an unannounced candidacy on my part, and it does not mark the quest for such an endorsement on his part. Mr. McCain has never sought such an endorsement, and I have not offered one. To understand the significance of Mr. McCain's commencement address, it helps to understand Liberty University. Since I founded...
  • John McCain: Can He Be a Falwell Republican?

    05/06/2006 10:09:31 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 58 replies · 925+ views
    WP ^ | May 7, 2006 | Byron York
    Last October, J. David Woodard, a Clemson University political scientist who doubles as a strategist for conservative Republican candidates, polled 450 South Carolina GOP voters, asking: "When it comes to politics, do you consider yourself closer to George W. Bush or John McCain?" Sixty-three percent picked Bush. Twenty-one percent said it made no difference. And just 16 percent chose McCain. The message? "I think McCain has a lot of work to do if he's going to win here," Woodard told me recently. "There is a long-term memory, especially with Christian conservatives, about his comments after the 2000 race." Last September,...
  • At Liberty U, Liberal Jewish Leader Urges Bridge Building

    04/26/2006 7:32:31 PM PDT · by Ligeia · 7 replies · 172+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | Apr 26, 2006 | SUE LINDSEY
    ROANOKE, Va. - The leader of the largest branch of American Judaism urged evangelical Christians on Wednesday not to compromise church-state separation as a quick fix to the "disturbing collapse of public morality." Prayer in the schools is not the answer to moral decline in America, Rabbi Eric Yoffie told a chapel service at the Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg. Yoffie, president of the liberal Union for Reform Judaism, has publicly criticized the Christian right in the past, drawing the distinction on issues such as abortion and gay marriage, both of which evangelical Christians oppose. "But as significant...
  • Political risk of John McCain's rightward pitch

    04/05/2006 6:07:26 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 37 replies · 712+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 06, 2006 edition | Linda Feldmann
    Expected to run for president in 2008, the longtime maverick is courting social conservatives. WASHINGTON - It's only April 2006, but John McCain isn't wasting any time in the 2008 presidential sweepstakes. For months, the Republican from Arizona has been blitzing the country, meeting with donors, lending his star power to Republican candidates, building his political team, and courting constituencies who spurned him in 2000. And as a sitting senator with his name on controversial immigration legislation, he's faced some boos. As the early front-runner for the GOP nomination, Senator McCain is no longer the outsider, nipping at the heels...
  • McCain Softens Language on Jerry Falwell

    04/02/2006 2:54:42 PM PDT · by Tim Long · 48 replies · 1,014+ views
    WASHINGTON - Potential presidential candidate John McCain says he longer considers evangelist Jerry Falwell to be one of the "agents of intolerance" that he criticized during a previous White House run. The Republican senator from Arizona will be the commencement speaker in May at Liberty University, the Lynchburg, Va., institution that Falwell founded in 1971. "We agreed to disagree on certain issues, and we agreed to move forward," McCain said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." In 2000, as he sought the Republican nomination that eventually went to George W. Bush, McCain said: "Neither party should be defined by pandering...
  • McCain has wiggle room on marriage amendment

    04/01/2006 5:17:01 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | March 30. 2006 | Editorial
    I t was just last week that the New Hampshire House overwhelmingly rejected an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state's constitution. But that's by no means the last that residents of this or any other state will hear of the issue. This week Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate renewed their push for a similar amendment to the federal constitution. What's striking about the 16-page paper released by the Senate's Republican Policy Committee is that it could have been written for a readership of one: Sen. John McCain. The last time the Senate took up a marriage amendment, in 2004,...
  • Gay Rights Activists Arrested at Liberty

    03/10/2006 4:07:19 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 671+ views
    AP ^ | 3/10/6 | SUE LINDSEY
    Lynchburg -- More than 20 gay rights activists were arrested on trespassing charges Friday when they stepped onto the campus of Liberty University, the school founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell. Many of the activists were part of Soulforce, a Lynchburg-based group on its first stop of a nationwide "Equality Ride" tour to promote gay rights at the nation's conservative Christian universities and military academies. Most of those arrested were members of the tour, but the group also included supporters from other colleges and the community. Invoking the memory of the civil rights movement, Soulforce member Jacob Reitan said: "We...
  • Falwell's school thwarts gay protesters

    03/11/2006 10:28:56 AM PST · by Gil4 · 127 replies · 1,886+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | March 10, 2006 | Kay Miller
    Falwell's school thwarts gay protesters 24 participants on the Equality Ride for gay rights were arrested at Liberty University in Virginia. Riders said it won't stop their journey. Kay Miller, Star TribuneOn the first stop of the nationwide Equality Ride for gay rights Friday, founder and organizer Jacob Reitan of Eden Prairie and 23 other young riders were arrested in Lynchburg, Va. About 60 police officers and emergency responders lined up outside the entrance of Liberty University, founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell. As he stepped from the sidewalk onto university property, Reitan, 24, read a speech saying riders had...