January 4, 1986 |
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, president of the Moral Majority since he founded it in 1979, said Friday that the conservative Christian lobbying group is being absorbed by the Liberty Federation, a new organization with a broad charter to deal with political as well as moral issues. "We have found ourselves drawn into issues and conflicts which were not anticipated in 1979," Falwell told a news conference.
January 3, 1986 |
The Rev. Jerry Falwell, complaining that the press has "bloodied and beaten" the name of his Moral Majority, said today he is starting a new group with a different name and broader goals. Although the Moral Majority will stay in existence, he said at a news conference, it will be merely be a subsidiary of the new Liberty Federation.
January 25, 1986 |
Vice President George Bush Friday told leaders of the Rev. Jerry Falwell's conservative Liberty Federation that the nation "is in crying need of the moral vision that you have brought . . . to our political life," and the group reciprocated with majority support for his bid for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1986
We won't shed any tears, or do any gloating, over the demise of the Rev. Jerry Falwell's organization, Moral Majority. Moral Majority has been reborn as the Liberty Federation, and its scope broadened to include such humanistic activities as defense and foreign affairs. One reason he has reorganized, the Virginia-based evangelist said, was that the media had "bloodied and beaten" the name of Moral Majority. That's nonsense, of course.
November 3, 1987 |
The Rev. Jerry Falwell said today that he is resigning as president of the Moral Majority and will no longer play an active role in stumping for political candidates or lobbying for causes of the religious right. "I am now rededicating my life to the preaching of the Gospel," he said at a news conference. However, he said his views on issues will remain well known through his television ministry.