Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications
WASHINGTON, May 15 — The Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority, died today at the age of 73.
Statement by Matt Foreman, Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
"The death of a family member or friend is always a sad occasion and we express our condolences to all those who were close to the Rev. Jerry Falwell. Unfortunately, we will always remember him as a founder and leader of America’s anti-gay industry, someone who exacerbated the nation’s appalling response to the onslaught of the AIDS epidemic, someone who demonized and vilified us for political gain and someone who used religion to divide rather than unite our nation."