Video: Ted Kennedy Speaking at Jerry Falwell's College

By Ryan Rodrick Beiler 8-26-2009

Evidence of Sen. Ted Kennedy's bipartisan bridge-building: On Oct. 3, 1983, he addressed Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty Baptist College on the theme of "Faith and country, tolerance and truth in America." Watch a younger Kennedy address a younger Falwell at a time when the Moral Majority was ascendant:

You can watch the entire speech here. Dave Brody at CBN has excerpted some key passages on his blog.

Ryan Rodrick Beiler is the web editor for Sojourners and a photographer whose photos can be seen at

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