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Statement by the President on the Death of Jerry Falwell

Contact: White House, Office of the Press Secretary, 202-456-2580


WASHINGTON, May 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is a statement released by President Bush on the Death of Jerry Falwell:


Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Jerry Falwell, a man who cherished faith, family, and freedom.  As the founder of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, Jerry lived a life of faith and called upon men and women of all backgrounds to believe in God and serve their communities.  One of his lasting contributions was the establishment of Liberty University, where he taught young people to remain true to their convictions and rely upon God’s word throughout each stage of their lives. 


Today, our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Macel and the rest of the Falwell family.