Mrs. Falwell: Christian Right Needs to “Go Out on a Limb”

Newsweek interviews the late Jerry Falwell’s wife, “a sheltered, Christian beauty named Macel.” Mrs. Falwell partly attributes the “foundering” of her husband’s movement to his death: “Jerry spoke about and said things that he believed, and he had a gathering around him that thought the same way he did. Today they don’t have a leader that would go out on a limb … If he were here, it would be different.” Although she doesn’t understand why people called her husband an “agent of intolerance,” she does plan to support John McCain, and thinks that he “would be Jerry’s choice as well.”