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Jerry Falwell Quotes on Family: 5 Positive Messages About Home Life By Evangelist

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By    |   Friday, 01 May 2015 11:39 AM

The late reverend Jerry Falwell left behind a legacy of success when it came to shaping the world in the way he wanted it to be.

A man who stood behind his beliefs and never wavered, the Baptist preacher founded Liberty University in Virginia, and according to his New York Times eulogy, was "at home in both the millennial world of fundamentalist Christianity and the earthly blood sport of the political arena. As much as anyone, he helped create the religious right as a political force …"

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He was also the leader of the "Moral Majority" that unified people of different faiths in an effort to influence policy. That Moral Majority touted family, positive messages regarding religion, and emphasis on God being the focal point of home life.

Here are five of Falwell's positive message about home life:

1. "I personally feel that the home and the family are still held in reverence by the vast majority of the American public."

In his 1980 book "Listen America," Falwell pleaded his case that families still cared about morality despite a perceived lack of it in American society.

2. "God gives parents for the purpose of showing love to children, by teaching them right things, right principles, what to do, what not to do."

Falwell told Frontline in 2000 that "God is love" and that parents are an extension of God.

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3. "That's what parents should do — keep their children following the rules. Sometimes, it isn't pleasant."

4. "But, my wife is a most wonderful mother. She gave birth to our three children. I don't think that means that she is superior to me. But it means that … God chose her for a different role, to nurture, to give birth, and so on."

5. "I'm at work by 8 or 8:30, and when I get home every night, my wife and I walk around the lawn. We have dinner together, and then we spend most of our evenings alone."

Falwell opened up in a 2009 personal interview with Relevant Magazine, talking about his home life with Kevin Rose, a secular student at Liberty University.

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