Jerry Falwell

Jerry Falwell was a noted evangelical pastor and televangelist. A (late in life) member of the Southern Baptist Convention, Falwell founded the Virginia megachurch Thomas Road Baptist Church, as well as Liberty Christian Academy (formerly Lynchberg Christian Academy) and Liberty University, now the largest private nonprofit university in the United States. Falwell also founded the Moral Majority, a key evangelical political lobby group that for many exemplified the religious right.

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