Jerry Falwell

Jerry Fallwell died today, aged 73. Difficult to know what to say, but I think that Jim Wallis has the right idea on his blog: I was saddened to learn that Rev. Jerry Falwell passed away this morning at age 73. Rev. Falwell and I have met many times over the years, as the media…

Jerry Fallwell died today, aged 73. Difficult to know what to say, but I think that Jim Wallis has the right idea on his blog:

I was saddened to learn that Rev. Jerry Falwell passed away this morning at age 73. Rev. Falwell and I have met many times over the years, as the media often paired us as debate partners on issues of faith and politics. I respected his passionate commitment to his beliefs, and our shared commitment to bring moral debate to the public square, although we didn’t agree on many things. At this time, however, what matters most is our prayers for comfort and peace for his family and friends.

Other religion bloggers have written a lot of course. A selection of interesting ones:

Jerry Falwell, fundamentalist, dead at 73 » GetReligion
BBC Will and Testament | William Crawley’s broadcasting diary
Ruth Gledhill – Times Online – WBLG: Jerry Falwell dead

Update: Damian Thompson is upset about the BBC’s coverage.