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Falwell.

A look at some of Jerry Falwell's "finer" moments over the past half century:

1979: At 46, Falwell founds the Moral Majority a political lobbying group that would swell to 6.5 million members before disbanding in 1989.

1983: Falwell sues Hustler magazine for its unflattering parody. He loses the libel claim but wins for emotional distress. The Supreme Court overturns his win in 1988.

1999: In the National Liberty Journal, Falwell claims Teletubbies character Tinky Winky is gay because he's purple, has an inverted triangle on his head, and carries a handbag.

2001: Falwell blames the September 11 attacks on pagans, gays, lesbians, abortionists, feminists, the American Civil Liberties Union, and People for the American Way.
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Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Jul 3, 2007
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