American evangelical Southern Baptist pastor and televangelist who was the defendant in the landmark First Amendment supreme court case Hustler Magazine v. Falwell.
In 1956, he graduated from a Missouri college, Baptist Bible College.
He claimed that the purple Teletubby was a homosexual role model for children and that the attacks of September 11th 2001 occurred because god was angered by homosexuals and homosexual advocacy groups.
Got married to Macel Pate on April 12, 1958 and had 3 children together.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hustler Magazine editor Larry Flynt after he tried to sue him for slander.