January 14: Jerry Falwell

Jerry Falwell's Christian Zionism aimed to fulfill the preconditions of the apocalypse by promoting Jewish control over Jerusalem's holy sites. Falwell famously stated the Antichrist was probably a Jewish man already alive on Earth, though he later publicly apologized for this claim. On January 14, 1999, he declared at a conference in Kingsport, Tennessee that Christ would return to Earth within 10 years.

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  1. Al Franken gives an amusing account of asking Falwell whether the Antichrist, since he's a living male Jew, might be musical-theater composer Martin Hamlisch:

    Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them"