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The Moral Majority ’ s headquarters were in Lynchburg, Virginia, the same city where Falwell was the presiding minister of the nation ’ s largest independent Baptist church, Thomas Road Baptist Church.
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He founded Lynchburg Christian Academy ( now Liberty Christian Academy ) in 1967, Liberty University in 1971, and cofounded the Moral Majority in 1979.
In 1979, Falwell founded the Moral Majority, which became one of the largest political lobby groups for evangelical Christians in the United States during the 1980s.
The Moral Majority was founded as being " pro-family ", " pro-life ", " pro-defense " and pro-Israel. The group is credited with delivering two thirds of the white, evangelical Christian vote to Ronald Reagan during the 1980 presidential election.
During his time as head of the Moral Majority, Falwell consistently pushed for Republican candidates and for conservative politics.
Among the American Christian leaders who spoke out in Moon's defense were conservative Jerry Falwell, head of Moral Majority, and liberal Joseph Lowery, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Since about 1980, the Christian right has been associated with several institutions including the Moral Majority, the Christian Coalition, Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council.
Jerry Falwell, whose founding of the Moral Majority was a key step in the formation of the " New Christian Right "
Led by Robert Grant's advocacy group Christian Voice, Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority, Ed McAteer's Religious Roundtable Council, James Dobson's Focus on the Family, and Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network, the new Religious Right combined conservative politics with evangelical and fundamentalist teachings.
The birth of the New Christian right, however, is usually traced to a 1979 meeting where televangelist Jerry Falwell was urged to create a " Moral Majority " organization.
Soon, Moral Majority became a general term for the conservative political activism of evangelists and fundamentalists such as Pat Robertson, James Robinson, and Jerry Falwell.
Some have linked Israel to Biblical prophesies ; for example, Ed McAteer, founder of the Moral Majority, said " I believe that we are seeing prophecy unfold so rapidly and dramatically and wonderfully and, without exaggerating, makes me breathless.
Beginning with Grant's American Christian Cause in 1974, Christian Voice throughout the 1970s and Falwell's Moral Majority in the 1980s, the Christian Right began to have a major impact on American politics.
The underpinnings for the contemporary moral panic were found in a rise of five factors in the years leading up to the 1980s: The establishment of Fundamentalist Christianity and political organization of the Moral Majority ; the rise of the Anti-cult movement which spread ideas of abusive cults kidnapping and brainwashing children and teens ; the appearance of the Church of Satan and other explicitly Satanist groups that added a kernel of truth to the existence of Satanic cults ; the appearance of the child abuse industry and a group of professionals dedicated to the protection of children ; and the popularization of posttraumatic stress disorder, repressed memory and corresponding survivor movement.
* Jerry Falwell ( 1933 – 2007 ), senior pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church and founder of the Moral Majority
The program quoted Paul Weyrich, one of the founders of the conservative activist organization the Moral Majority, as saying " The Washington Post became very arrogant and they just decided that they would determine what was news and what wasn't news and they wouldn't cover a lot of things that went on.
Jerry Falwell, whose founding of the Moral Majority was a key step in the formation of the New Christian Right
The Moral Majority was a prominent American political organization associated with the Christian right.
The origins of the Moral Majority can be traced to 1976, when Jerry Falwell embarked on a series of “ I Love America ” rallies across the country to raise awareness of social issues important to Falwell.
Having already been a part of a well-established network of ministers and ministries, within a few years Falwell was favorably positioned to launch the Moral Majority.
The Moral Majority was formally initiated as a result of a struggle for control of an American conservative Christian advocacy group known as Christian Voice during 1978.
During a 1979 meeting, they urged televangelist Jerry Falwell to found Moral Majority ( a phrase coined by Weyrich ).
The Moral Majority was a southern-oriented organization of the Christian Right, although the Moral Majority ’ s state chapters and political activity extended beyond the South.
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* Richardson, Donna, ' The Can Of Ail: A. E. Housman ’ s Moral Irony ,' Victorian Poetry, Volume 48, Number 2, Summer 2010 ( 267-285 )
It has been claimed that Paley was not a very original thinker and that the philosophical part of his treatise on ethics is “ an assemblage of ideas developed by others and is presented to be learned by students rather than debated by colleagues .” Nevertheless, his book The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy ( 1785 ) was a required text at Cambridge and Smith says that Paley ’ s writings were “ once as well known in American colleges as were the readers and spellers of William McGuffey and Noah Webster in the elementary schools .” Although now largely missing from the philosophical canon, Schneewind writes that " utilitarianism first became widely known in England through the work of William Paley.
It is possible that Bentham was spurred on to publish after he saw the success of Paley ’ s The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy.
He also wrote for several journals, including The Northern Star, Robert Owen ’ s New Moral World and the Democratic Review newspaper.
Moral: don ’ t listen to evil silver-tongued counselors ; don ’ t marry a man for his rank, or a woman for her money ; don ’ t frequent foolish auctions and masquerade balls unknown to your husband ; don ’ t have wicked companions abroad and neglect your wife, otherwise you will be run through the body, and ruin will ensue, and disgrace, and Tyburn.
After the Moral Majority ’ s establishment, the state chapters grew quickly, with organizations in eighteen states by 1980.
The variety of resources available to the Moral Majority at its founding facilitated this rapid expansion, which included Falwell ’ s “ Old Time Gospel Hour ” mailing list.
In addition, the Moral Majority took control of the “ Old Time Gospel Hour ’ s ” publication, Journal Champion, which had been distributed to the show ’ s donors.
Falwell was at the head of the Moral Majority and maintained an advisory board, constituting the organization ’ s primary leadership.
The Moral Majority was incorporated into the Liberty Federation in 1985, remaining a distinct entity but falling under the Liberty Federation ’ s larger jurisdiction.
The Moral Majority ’ s financial base seriously eroded when it became part of the Liberty Federation and financial difficulties ultimately were a major factor in the decision to disband the organization.
* The Moral Majority ’ s leaders were in frequent communication with its constituents, enabling consistent messages to resonate throughout all levels of hierarchy.
* Moral Majority Inc. – the organization ’ s lobbying division, which addressed issues on local, state, and national levels.
* Moral Majority Foundation – the organization ’ s educational component, through which the Moral Majority educated ministers and lay people on political issues and conducted voter registration drives.
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* Moral Majority Legal Defense Fund – the organization ’ s legal instrument, used primarily to challenge the American Civil Liberties Union and secular humanist issues in court.
* Moral Majority Political Action Committee – the organization ’ s mechanism for supporting the candidacy of people whose political platforms reflected Moral Majority values.
The Moral Majority ’ s initial political actions were aimed at supporting Jesse Helms ’ proposed legislation on school prayer.