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Jerry Falwell, Political Innovator

Jerry Falwell stood apart from other fundamentalist Christian leaders in the last quarter of the 20th century as the man who dragged his strongly...

A Movement That Left Falwell Behind

When John McCain delivered the Commencement address at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University last year, it was taken as a sign that he had made peace with the man...

Jerry's Kids

The son of an agnostic bootlegger, Jerry Falwell found Jesus at age 18 but didn't find politics until much later--and when he did, he was no fundamentalist. His...

An End to the Hatred

The Rev. Jerry Falwell stuffs a leather-bound "giant-print" Bible under an arm so he can pop a Rolaids into his mouth. He eats fatty food too often at the...

For GOP Right, Not a Happy Time?

In an election year, candidates are expected to anchor their campaigns in the middle ground. Everyone from Jesse Jackson to Jerry Falwell understands: Moderating...

More Things for Jerry Falwell to Worry About

The Rev. Jerry Falwell last week suggested that Tinky Winky, the purple Teletubby, is gay. Falwell's rationale: purple is the color of gay pride; Tinky Winky's...

Antichrist Like Me

As a Jewish child, I was encouraged to consider a lot of professions: oncologist, anesthesiologist, radiologist, cardiologist, even proctologist--though that...

Religion: Jerry Falwell Spreads the Word

Six miles high, flying through the midnight sky in his white, Israeli-made jet, the inexhaustible Reverend Jerry Falwell was on his way to Boston, scheduled to...

Religion: Falwell Throws In the Towel

"I've never been a quitter," said the Rev. Jerry Falwell, choking back tears. But quitter he was last week, exhausted by unending financial woes and attacks from...

Religion: Of God and Greed

"My enemies are trying to kill me. They plot my ruin and spend all their waking hours planning treachery . . ." Jim Bakker may be officially defrocked from the...

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