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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 political organization in the United States. It was made by Jerry Falwell. It tried to get conservative Christian views into laws by lobbying. It was one of the major organizations of the religious right. It was started in 1979, in response to Roe v. Wade and other events known as the "culture wars". It broke up in the late 1980s. It had four branches:

  • Moral Majority, Inc. – the lobbying division
  • Moral Majority Foundation – educated people on political issues
  • Moral Majority Legal Defense Fund – fought against people in court
  • Moral Majority Political Action Committee – supported candidates with their views

It broke up during Ronald Reagan's presidency because people did not think that the matter was so urgent. Other Christians also opposed it, as well as many liberal people.


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