moral majority


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moral majority

n
(Sociology) a presumed majority of people believed to be in favour of a stricter code of public morals
[C20: after Moral Majority, a right-wing US religious organization, based on silent majority]
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We need someone like a Jerry Falwell to come back and resurrect the Moral Majority movement where you get people that have a moral background who are willing to come together and vote for moral issues that are important to this nation," Graham said.
In his political newsletter Moral Majority Report, Falwell wrote, "In itself, the political process is not 'dirty.
LAST Saturday it was made clearer to me than ever how much the moral majority is being overruled by minorities.
Let the moral majority rise up and take the would-be murderers to task.
If the moral majority continues to allow the immoral minority to hold sway, then maybe we all need to see if we can live with our consciences
George Bush, the country's first modern evangelical president, is politically isolated; Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority, dead; and Ralph Reed, former director of the Christian Coalition, tarred by scandal.
THE REVEREND JERRY FALWELL, leader of the Moral Majority and a man who for many Americans personified the religious right, died on May 15.
Or as ignorant as the late crackpot American Moral Majority founder the allegedly Rev Jerry Falwell, who said 9:11 was divine vengeance against pagans, feminists and gays.
1979: At 46, Falwell founds the Moral Majority a political lobbying group that would swell to 6.
Falwell founded in 1979 the Moral Majority, which mobilized people of faith to become politically active.
Though the truth is more nuanced, there is no doubt that ''values voters'' helped elect Bush, just as Falwell's Moral Majority helped Ronald Reagan's landslide victory in 1980.
The founder of the Moral Majority was discovered without a pulse at Liberty University and pronounced dead at a hospital an hour later.