Zev Chafets

Moral Majority Founder Falwell, 73, Outraged Liberals and Fought for Israel

In the main building of the Liberty University campus in Lynchburg, Va., there is a Jerry Falwell museum. The first exhibit you see when you walk through the door is devoted to Falwell’s father. Carey Falwell was a nonbeliever, a successful entrepreneur, a hoodlum, bootlegger and gunman who shot his own brother dead two years before the end of Prohibition — not the kind of family skeleton usually put on public display by a university founder.