Falwell's legacy in the pulpit and politics





At his death yesterday, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, the founding father and long the public face of the religious right, left behind a university, a megachurch and a movement that are likely to carry on his legacy.

Mr. Falwell was best known to the public as a reliably combative television guest, who spouted off on everything from the Clintons to Sept. 11 to the children’s television show “Teletubbies,” which he saw as a gay conspiracy. But out of the limelight, Mr. Falwell was busy building institutions and grooming leaders — including his two sons, who will succeed him in two key positions.

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