Since there has been a discussion about Mr Falwell, I decided to check out some of the statements made. Here is what I found: Dr. Jerry Falwell- CNP Board of Governors 1982,1998, member 1984, 1988, 1996, 1998; President and co-founder of the Moral Majority in 1979 and its successor, the Liberty Federation; Founder and Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church of Lynchburg, VA, president of the "Old Time Gospel Hour", Chancellor of Liberty Baptist College; chancellor of the Liberty University School of LifeLong Learning, a correspondence school; President, Jerry Falwell Minisistries 1; founded the Elim Home for Alcoholics and Liberty Godparent Home for Unwed Mothers; Member of Ed McAteer 's Religious Roundtable Council of 56 2 See: Religious Roundtable ; Signed Evangelicals and Catholics Together II; March 20, 1987, Falwell announced charismatic PTL conglomerate had been turned over to him by Jim Bakker, Falwell personally chose new board members including new evangelicals such as [CNP's] Ben Armstrong of the National Association of Religious Broadcasters, Southern Baptists such as [CNP] Sam Moore of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Dr. Baily Smith and Richard Lee Common, and charismatics Richard Dortch, Rex Humbard, and [CNP's] James Watt. 3 The Moral Majority story is that Robert Billings of the National Christian Action Committee invited Falwell to a meeting with Howard Phillipss, Richard Viguerie, Paul Weyrich and Ed McAteer who had by then set up the Religious Roundtable. They wanted Falwell to spearhead a visible Christian organization that could apply pressure to the GOP. 4 2/21/86 Christianity Today, Falwell stated that Catholics made up the largest constituency (30%) in Moral Majority. At that time Moral Majority had 500,000 active contributors and a mailing list of six million people. Falwell was also one of the speakers at the 4/80 "Washington for Jesus" rally. Fellow speakers were Catholic priests John Bertolucci, John Randall, and Michael Scanlon. 5. The 7/24/88 Washington Post Magazine carried a long story on Dr. Falwell and stated the following: "He has changed his mind about attending parties where booze is served, about sharing the stage with Catholics or Jews or people who speak in tongues. He now says God answers the prayers of all people, no matter their faith. For this, hardened fundamentalists have attacked him. He has even changed his mind about who can go the Heaven -- with not only fundamentalists but Catholics and other Christians of all faiths now having a chance" 6 In 6/85, one of Moon's organizations held several rallies, one of which was in Washington, D.C. Falwell joined a group of religious leaders at a Washington news conference dubbed as a "welcome home" party for Moon, who had just been released from prison after serving 13 months for evading federal income taxes. At this conference, Falwell suggested that President Ronald Reagan issue a pardon to clear Moon's name. 7 In December of 1995 in Montevideo, Uruguay, Falwell spoke at a conference sponsored by Moon's Inter Religious Federation for World Peace and Washington Times Foundation, and titled, "Christian Ecumenism in the Americas: Toward One Christian Family Under God." In his speech, Falwell said, "It is my observation and personal conviction that conferences and seminars like this one can be very beneficial for building bridges of communication." ("Bridges of communication"? What does that mean! Christ didn't say, "Go into all the world and build bridges of communion." He commands us to "preach the gospel"! Any lesser "communication" is compromise and a denial of our Lord.) 8 According to Cornerstone magazine, "In 1994, Jerry Falwell quietly accepted a $3.5 million donation from a Unification Church front group, the Women's Federation for World Peace, to help bail out Falwell's then-insolvent Liberty University." The magazine also reported that Robert Parry, a journalist for I.F. Magazine and the Los Angeles Times, revealed that Moon had funneled the donation through the Christian Heritage Foundation (CHF), a non-profit group that had bought the school's debt, which at the time amounted to $73 million. The reporter had used an IRS tax form to track the donation's source. Rumors about the Unification Church-Liberty University relationship had circulated for months. 9 Promise Keepers national spokesman Mark DeMoss is chief of staff to Jerry Falwell. DeMoss was the administrator of the "Christian Embassy" in Jerusalem. People are welcome to put forth proof of any error in the above excerpts.