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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 6, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba BRANDON July 2002 A9 Jerry Falwell has a dream birthtodeath community BY CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Jerry Falwell pulls the wheel hard sweat budding across his cheeks as he guides the Chevy Suburban around potholes in the dirt Its a rough drive to the mountaintop over looking his But the he is worth the Sprawled below is the red brick of Liberty University and his beloved Thomas Road Baptist Now imagine golf recreation apartment he Maybe a ski lift up the maybe one of those revolving restaurants on At Falwell thinks often about what will remain when hes If he gets his way in fed eral court this the conservative pastor will leave his most visible legacy twinkling below a masterplanned Christian community where members of his flock can live from birth to Youll never have to leave this Falwell You can come in at age in our early learning centre age five into our age six through 18 in our elementary and high Then on to Liberty University for four For kids can already go to FalweUs Camp Hydaway summer If residents develop a drinking theres his Elim Home for Alcohol and DrugAddicted If a woman has an unwanted she can go to the Liberty Godparent Home for Unwed When Falwell followers turn they soon will be eligible to move nearby into Liberty a retirement centre with its own putting chapel and associate pastor from FalweUs The retirement con which run from to are under construction just outside Taking off his Falwell pauses to dispel what he already expects to be misinterpretations of his We have no intentions of building a com pound no wall is going to go he If a nonChristian family they would be How about homosexual couples That wouldnt Falwell says with a While he cant legally bar anyone from living in his they wouldnt be com fortable here all these Christians would be wit nessing to Falwell has built much of his com munity and employs about people more than the city With donations pick ing up since hell break ground on the putting green and recreation centre this Whats missing right now is the spiritual ASSOCIATED PRESS The Jerry Falwell walks a sidewalk where Liberty Village model homes are clustered in Liberty Village is a retirement centre with its own putting chapel and associate pastor from FalweUs and legal connection to Thomas Road Baptist Virginias constitution prohibits church es from owning more than six hectares of land within a city and holding a corporate Since the the restrictions have forced Falwell to keep his church legally separate from the ministry and its related operations under a handful of separate Combining the entire ministry under one board of deacons not only would simplify Falwell but it also would give him peace of mind that his ministry wont fall to pieces after hes As long as Im it makes no But there will be another pastor one Falwell Falwell stops the Suburban at a clearing and delicately steps onto the dirt in his navy suit and leather dress His grandfathers face is flushed under the From there to as far as the eye can he pointing across the horizon outlining his Falwell grew up just a few kilometres away with his twin hunting rabbits and squir rels with a doublegauge shotgun his father gave him when he was as he became a voice for religious he accumulated tracts of land surrounding his Since his Moral Majority folded in close associates say Falwell has increasingly focused his attention on central consolidating his ministry and making good on an early dream to build a community for his He used to be so wrapped up in the national says Lynchburg Mayor Carl More hes more more avail able to the local Falwell successfully sued in federal court this year to force the state corporation commission to grant Thomas Road a a preliminary step to consolidating his entire A federal judge is expected to rule on the land limitation sometime this ON THE NET http I com Progay bishop top Anglican choice Allen Randall Pat and Harvey Allen and Amy and Geordie Randall wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their Candace Mae and Darren July 2002 at Central United Church at Kara Penno received her designation us a Chartered Accountant at a ceremony held on February 2002 at the Winspear Center of the Kara frmduutixl from Vincent llifrh Urandon and received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of She is the daughter of Kathy Brigden and ClifT Pentto of Kara currently resides in Ali where she is employed with the firm Grant Thornton Chartered unit Hcxt WintiLH from your Kara LONDON A nominating com mission has picked Archbishop Rowan Williams of Wales as its first choice to be the new leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the Church of the London Times has Among candidates for Archbishop of stands out for his liberal view on homosexual the most divisive issue among the worlds 77 million In 82 per cent of the worlds Anglican bishops opposed samesex but Williams declined to endorse that Before the 1998 vote Williams had ordained a gay priest living with a the London Telegraph said last Two choices for Canterbury are sent by the nominating commission to Prime Minister Tony in order of The Times did not identify the panels second AP New Russia abandoning antiSemitism TORONTO Rabbi Berel chief rabbi of the Russian says the new Russia is much friendlier to Jews and has abandoned the state sponsored antiSemitism of the For reports the Canadian Jewish Lazars recent visit to Toronto was cut short by the unexpect ed invitation from Murtaza president of the Russian autonomous republic of to receive the return of a building that will be turned into a Jewish as well as a parcel of land for a new community During his brief stay in Lazar said Russian President Vladimir Putin deserves much of the credit for the improvement in attitudes toward the countrys He has spoken out against anti Semitism more than Lazar While much of Europe has seen an explosion of attacks against Russia has been an incredible excep Canadian Press Mneyard 1037 Lorne Ave J Ph 7284108 or 7284937 Sunday Worship Nursery Children Youth House Groups Intercession Mercy Ministry First Baptist Church 3881 Park 7275557 GPS and God Randy Stanton Worship Service at with the Ujpiyt Union ul WuKlorn Cnnndii GRACE MENNONITE CHURCH 9511Oth Street 7284515 Pastor George Derksen FAMILY WORSHIP Glenn Galloway THE SALVATION ARMY I st Street and Princess 7276271 I FAMILY WORSHIP and SUNDAY SCHOOL 7272531 1039 Lorne Ave Life to its Fullest 11 Sunday Celebration Service Email Home Page RICHMOND PARK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 1526 26th Street 5714444 Pastor Dnve Youth Pastor Scott Dueck WORSHIP SERVICE Bite your tongue Pastor Dave Ens McDIARMID DRIVE ALLIANCE CHURCH 635 McDiarmid Drive 7282473 Summer Schedule Worship Service We invite you to worship with us Ward Kelly and Ben Ward of Ditch MB are pleased to announce the upcom ing marriage of their Trisha to Stephen son of Mary and Norman Kelly of The wedding will take place on August 2002 at Garnet and Dorothy Effler 1952 June 28 2002 Congratulations to Garnet and Dorothy Effler on their 50th Wedding Anniversary A family celebration has taken place at the Royal Oak Inn in brandon on June with their son Neil and daughter Gail and their Happy 6Oth Anniversary Mom Dad Mary Ken Hawkins 1942 July 8 2O02 Basso Mulhern Dennis and Marlene Basso of MB along with Gerald and Beverley Mulhern of MB are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their Vicki Lynne Basso to Derek Grant The wedding will take place at the Roberts Family Farm on July Congratulations love from Allan John Fran families Sally Ann told to provide gay benefits The Salvation Army must comply with Portlands domes tic partners ordi nance or lose con tracts for the only activity centre and mealson wheels program serving the citys City council lors voted 63 against exempt ing religious groups from a 2001 ordinance that requires recipients of fed eral funding to provide health and employment benefits to work ers domestic The Salvation Army says it can not comply because the Bible forbids sexual relations between persons of the same The Salvation Army receives a year from the city to operate its meals program and the centre for Come join us at wlmng RIVERHEIGHTS SCHOOL PLACE 32R otherinqliam Drive ullf on L Join us at lor collee and dainties 7246774 Service begins at REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH 114 Ashgrove 7th Sunday after Pentecost Worship Pastor Ted Jannuska Office 7286206 Residence 7278449 FAITH FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 26th and Willowdale 7289702 Summer Schedule am Worship Service with special features for children of all ages Senior Pastor Brian Kirsch Associate Pastor Jeff Lee The Anglican Church of Canada ANGLICAN CHURCH 5th Street and Southern 7266542 Jim Brown Samarilai House Donation Sunday 8 30 am Holy Communion B C P am Contemporary Worship CHURCH 1st and Louise 7273393 Rev Garry MacDowel Eucharist Holy Communion MATTHEWS CATHEDRAL 13th Street at Louise 7272380 Bishop Jim Njegovan Father Tom McQuiston Sunday Summer Celebrations and Childrens program at Wednesday For M Gods People Andrews I Presbyterian 361 Russell Street 7274414 33912lh street ill 1 MORNING MORNING WORSHIP I Sunday School Nursery Everyone John van Vliet Dale 3274th Catholic site for Pastor Father Leo or Anlhony Year 2000 927 Assiniboine Falher Kevin Saturday Sunday Victor Yakowchuk 5 LIFE TEEN MASS SACRAMENT Reconciliation 10 jfc to to before mass Richmond and 6th Street and Victoria Street and Lorne Seventh Sunday 7276975 Fax 7275964 Additional parking J available at MIS Lot The Church with J a heart in She Q of the City Service at 1 00 Service at 1 2 1S Guest Dan Fold Irom carrying heavy and I to Age Two give you Sunday School Classes Don Joint Jarvis v Rev John A Laird RussellYearwood Kathy Domna Gwyet escape ;