Scrapping The Moral Majority

After ten years of bashing liberals, Falwell folds his tent

It was not prophesied in Scripture, but the end has come. Ten years after the $ Rev. Jerry Falwell zoomed into the right lane of national politics, the Moral Majority is being shut down. Come August, the organization, whose gospel blended Fundamentalist theology and ultra-conservative politics, will close its Washington office. Falwell will devote himself to two Lynchburg, Va., enterprises, the Thomas Road Baptist Church and Liberty University. Ironically, Falwell made the announcement in a city that symbolizes the sins the Moral Majority inveighed against: Las Vegas.

"The purpose of the Moral Majority was to activate the religious right," said Falwell....

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