In response to the news of the death of Jerry Falwell, People For the American Way President Ralph G. Neas issued the following statement:
We extend our condolences to Rev. Jerry Falwell’s family and friends. He was an effective advocate for his vision of America, a vision with which we strongly disagreed.
People For the American Way was founded in part to help Americans mobilize principled opposition to the rhetoric and agenda of televangelists like Revs. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.