If you go to the Moral Majority Coalition’s “website”:http://www.moralmajority.com/ (a recent update of the plain, old Moral Majority), you see a snapshot of what Jerry Falwell was all about.
In the May issue of my National Liberty Journal newspaper, we featured the story of Megan Chapman, who last year was forced to make a choice between standing up for her faith in Jesus Christ or allowing school officials to silence her.
He also explains why he invited Newt Gingrich to speak at Liberty University’s graduation, despite Gingrich’s recent admission that he had an affair during the Clinton/Monica scandal:
I was pleased to hear Mr. Gingrich state: Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gotten on my knees and sought GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s forgiveness.Ã¢â‚¬?
The homepage also offers the MMC’s platform, which is pure Falwell:
Platform # 1
The Moral Majority Coalition will conduct an intensive “Voter Registration Campaign” through America’s conservative churches, para-church ministries, pro-life and pro-family organizations.
The Moral Majority Coalition will conduct well organized “Get-Out-The-Vote Campaigns” in 2008.
The Moral Majority Coalition will engage in the massive recruitment and mobilization of social conservatives through television, radio, direct mail (U.S.P.S. and Internet) and public rallies.
The Moral Majority Coalition will encourage the promotion of continuous private and corporate prayer for America’s moral renaissance based on 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Falwell was fighting his fight right up until the end. Still, I couldn’t help thinking this morning of remarks made in Briarcliff Manor a couple of months ago by Michael Cromartie, an evangelical and vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington.
He said that Falwell, Pat Robertson and other old-school televangelists had decreasing influence in the evangelical world, in part because their goals had never evolved.
“Religious conservatives need to decide what their ultimate goals are in the current culture war,” he said, adding that leaders like Falwell needed to decide if they wanted to encourage tolerance for their views, achieve defined goals or simply obliterate the opposition.