Robertson's remarks were based in theology familiar to and accepted by many conservative evangelical Christians, who believe the Bible teaches that God withdraws protection from nations that violate his will. After the September 11 attacks inFalwell said on Pat Robertson 's The Club"I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLUPeople For the American Wayall of them who have tried to secularize America. Like Falwell, Knight did not limit his criticism to gays. That, apparently, isn't a satisfactory enough answer for them, and they want to know the real juicy stuff. Leonard said, is the freedom humans have "to do terrible evil.
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The Sad Legacy of Jerry Falwell". Retrieved January 21, People for the American Way transcribed the broadcast and denounced the comments as running directly counter to President Bush's call for national unity.
Gay rights groups called Falwell an "agent of intolerance" and "the founder of the anti-gay industry" for statements he had made and for campaigning against LGBT social movements.