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May 17, 1986
As usual, Cal Thomas pontificates from his Liberty Federation's ivory tower with his Neanderthal "if they play, let them pay!" mentality. Who gave him a special revelation from on high to decide when sexual activity is premature? But since he asks, "Why not tell teen-agers to avoid premarital sex?" I will answer his question. The unfortunate choice of the term "premarital" implies, of course, that sex within the context of legal marriage is the only licit outlet for this urgent drive.
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May 13, 1991 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
TV evangelist Jerry Falwell, joining the controversy over the National Endowment for the Arts for the first time, has accused the NEA of supporting so much "extreme pornographic and anti-Christian" work that "it makes my blood boil." The plea, which includes a letter signed by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) supporting Falwell's anti-NEA campaign, is the centerpiece of a new fund-raising campaign by Falwell's Virginia-based Liberty Federation.
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May 13, 1991 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
TV evangelist Jerry Falwell, joining the controversy over the National Endowment for the Arts for the first time, has accused the NEA of supporting so much "extreme pornographic and anti-Christian" work that "it makes my blood boil." The plea, which includes a letter signed by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) supporting Falwell's anti-NEA campaign, is the centerpiece of a new fund-raising campaign by Falwell's Virginia-based Liberty Federation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1986
As usual, Cal Thomas pontificates from his Liberty Federation's ivory tower with his Neanderthal "if they play, let them pay!" mentality. Who gave him a special revelation from on high to decide when sexual activity is premature? But since he asks, "Why not tell teen-agers to avoid premarital sex?" I will answer his question. The unfortunate choice of the term "premarital" implies, of course, that sex within the context of legal marriage is the only licit outlet for this urgent drive.
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January 4, 1986 | DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writer
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.
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January 3, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
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.
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January 25, 1986 | DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writer
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.
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November 3, 1987 | Associated Press
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.
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November 4, 1987 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Fundamentalist leader Jerry Falwell announced Tuesday that he is resigning as president of Moral Majority and Liberty Federation, thus continuing a pullback from politics he had begun before getting sidetracked this year by the PTL scandal. "There is no need now for Jerry Falwell to walk point and be the lightning rod," he said, referring to the controversial organization that led the 1979-1980 rise of the politically oriented Religious Right. "Sometimes you get tired of being the lightning rod."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1986 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell has cut back his political activities in order to devote more time to his ministries in Lynchburg, Va., but he says his decision has nothing to do with a possible bid for the Republican presidential nomination by fellow clergyman Pat Robertson. "I have decided to make a change of emphasis in my ministry," primarily to raise more funds for his 7,500-student Liberty University, Falwell advised readers of his Fundamentalist Journal in the November issue.
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