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In quotes: Rev Jerry Fallwell
Leading US evangelist Rev Jerry Falwell, who has died at the age of 73, was known for his outspoken views on abortion, homosexuality and a range of other issues.

Below are some of his most widely-reported remarks.

ON RELIGION AND POLITICS

I want the members of Congress to understand... that the solution to America's serious moral and spiritual problem is not political. We're in need of a religious awakening.

ON THE ANTICHRIST

If he's going to be the counterfeit of Christ, he has to be Jewish. The only thing we know is he must be male and Jewish.

APOLOGISING FOR THE ANTICHRIST REMARK

I apologise not for what I believe, but for my lack of tact and judgment in making a statement that served no purpose whatsoever.

ON THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD

I think Muhammad was a terrorist. I read enough by both Muslims and non-Muslims, [to decide] that he was a violent man, a man of war.

ON THE 9/11 ATTACKS

The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad.

ON THE TELETUBBIES

As a Christian I feel that role modelling the gay lifestyle is damaging to the moral lives of children.

ON A PRAYER BAN IN AMERICAN FOOTBALL

The NCAA [US college sports body] has enough problems with drugs and crime and violence, sex and rape to bother itself with prohibiting prayer.




SEE ALSO
US evangelist Jerry Falwell dies
15 May 07 |  Americas
Obituary: Jerry Falwell
15 May 07 |  Americas



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