Gingrich said after his speech that Falwell's death would not slow the Christian right's efforts.
"Anybody on the left who hopes that when people like Reverend Falwell disappear that the opportunity to convert all of America has gone with them fundamentally misunderstands why institutions like this were created," Gingrich said.
Doesn't that sound exactly like what the fearmongers say about radical Islamists? That they're out to convert everybody using their madrasahs as training grounds?
Falwell intended Liberty to be his most enduring legacy. He envisioned it as a "Protestant Notre Dame," projecting fundamentalist Christianity for generations. It was to be a training ground for conservative politicians, lawyers and judges - warriors in what Falwell perceived as a cultural war against liberals, gay rights, legalized abortion and forces he saw as a threat to Christianity.
Same agenda, different religion.