Falwell: "[T]here's some great and godly men and women in the Congress, but for every one of them, there's a Hillary Clinton ... [and] a Nancy Pelosi"

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During his November 5 televised sermon about apostates, Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder and chairman of the Moral Majority Coalition, stated, "[Y]ou go to Washington -- there's some great and godly men and women in the Congress, but for every one of them, there's a Hillary Clinton. For every one of them, there's a Nancy Pelosi." Falwell added: "Imagine 'San Francisco Pelosi' speaker of the House."

As Media Matters for America noted, on the November 2 edition of CNN's The Situation Room, Falwell declared that the scandal surrounding former Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) is "not going to discourage any evangelicals I know from voting" because "[w]e lived through Bill Clinton, and this situation with Foley is minuscule in comparison."

During his November 5 sermon, Falwell also stated that in "Hollywood -- oh, there are few believers there. Most of them are loonies or fruitcakes; they're against everything high, holy, and sacred." Falwell has previously described "[m]ovie stars" as "moral pervert[s]" for "having babies" out of wedlock and asserted that "you almost got to be a homosexual to be recognized in the entertainment industry anymore," as Media Matters noted.

From Falwell's November 5 sermon at the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he serves as senior pastor:

FALWELL: We're in the minority, maybe you don't know that. You come here to church full of thousands of people, you think, "Man, we're in the majority." I want to tell you we're in the minority. We, Hollywood -- oh, there are few believers there. Most of them are loonies or fruitcakes; they're against everything high, holy, and sacred. And you go to Washington -- there's some great and godly men and women in the Congress, but for every one of them, there's a Hillary Clinton. For every one of them, there's a Nancy Pelosi. Imagine "San Francisco Pelosi" speaker of the House.

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