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Bill Maher celebrates the passing of an intolerant icon: "Now I know you're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, but I think we can make an exception, because speaking ill of the dead was kind of Jerry Falwell's hobby."

Falwell Dies at 73

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The Rev. Jerry Falwell -- televangelist, Moral Majority founder and head of Liberty University -- was found unresponsive in his office on campus Tuesday morning and pronounced dead shortly thereafter of heart failure.

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Evangelical Protestantism in the United States is going through a New Reformation that is disentangling a great religious movement from a partisan political machine. This historic change will require liberals and conservatives alike to abandon their sometimes narrow views of who evangelicals are.

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