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The characteristic of being neither moral nor a majority, a substantive view of the Moral Majority, was excised anonymously and without justification. Other historical references also. Amgine 06:13, 7 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I removed a link to Theocracy Watch. The site is about the entire dominionist movement, with relatively little on the Moral Majority, and so is more appropriate for Dominionism. -DDerby-(talk) 01:31, 24 October 2005 (UTC)
- Actually, it does mention the Moral Majority, grantd it is largely in the context of Pat Robertson's politicking. Sweetfreek 07:15, 26 October 2005 (UTC)
I removed the statement Howard Phillips is Jewish. I used to intern for him, so I know he's Protestant. --184.108.40.206 23:33, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
Can someone add an explanation of why it was dissolved in 1989? Usually, powerful organizations don't just dissolve.
Removed popular culture section
I have removed this popular culture section per WP:IPC:
Pop culture references
- In 1981 a probable studio group calling themselves The Electric Church recorded a sarcastic parody song done in an upbeat pop/country style called "The Moral Majority".
In it the singer sings about all the successes The Moral Majority had in the 1980 elections (i.e. the election of Ronald Reagan as President - "We sent Jimmy back to Georgia, we moved Bonzo to D.C.") and plays the role of a hypocritical Televangelist who is only interested in money and power ("Do you know how much one of these pinky rings cost me?"). The record was released nationally on the Plantation label, which released many off-the-wall and aggressive country/rock tunes over the years, most notably "Harper Valley P.T.A." by Jeannie C. Riley. The record was produced by Shad O'Shea who was the owner of Fraternity records, a Cincinnati, Ohio based brand.
- The punk rock band Green Day makes a reference to the moral majority in their single "Minority" with the line "I want to be the minority/I don't need your authority/Down with the moral majority/'cause I want to be the minority".
- The industrial rock band "KMFDM" mentions the moral majority in their song "WW III" (or World War 3) WWIII (album), in one of their lines, "War on the moral majority, on corporate.com imperialism".
- The hardcore punk band Dead Kennedys had a song called "Moral Majority" on their EP In God We Trust, Inc. and as the B-side of their single "Nazi Punks Fuck Off!". The song's introduction is a satirical spoken word piece from the point of view of a hypocritical televangelist and a rendition of the spiritual "Rock of Ages" segueing into the Mickey Mouse Club theme.
- The Circle Jerks, another hardcore punk band, also had a song called "Moral Majority" on their second LP Wild in the Streets.
- The DC hardcore punk band, Youth Brigade (not to be confused with the California band, with the same name) put a song called Moral Majority on the 1982 Dischord Records compilation, Flex Your Head.
- In the movie Airplane II: The Sequel a large-breasted woman wears a very revealing T-shirt with the words "Moral Majority" printed upon it.
- Monty Python's "The Oral Majority" sketch is a direct parody.
- '80s/'90s band Pop Will Eat Itself use a sample of a Jerry Falwell speech in a track, opening their Cure for Sanity album, called "The Incredible PWEI vs. the Moral Majority".
- The Welsh band The Manic Street Preachers sing "Number one - the best - no excuse from me I am here to serve the moral majority" (sarcastically) in their song "Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart".
- The Infocom game Leather Goddesses of Phobos begins the game with the message "This [game] is also unsuitable for censors, members of the Moral Majority, and anyone else who thinks that sex is dirty rather than fun."
- In the Sierra On-Line game Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work, among the many signs at the airport terminals, one reads: "Where does the Moral Majority turn to promote censorship and creeping Fascism? 'Slant,' the Holier-Than-Thou Newsweekly. No liberal pandering, no pinko editorial cartoons, no objective journalism... just good ol' fashioned Fundamentalism. Printed on 100% recycled environmentalists."
- During a scene in the film Scream 2, a class of students discusses the impact of pop culture on real-life violence. When it is implied that the fictional movie Stab was the influence for the murder of a young couple, CiCi (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar) replies: "That is so moral majority."
- The Grunge band, L7 refers to itself as "neither moral, nor majority" in its song "Pretend we're dead" on its third studio album, Bricks Are Heavy.
- A popular bumper sticker displayed by opponents of the group read: "The Moral Majority is Neither!"
--Andrewlp1991 01:16, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
This statement is questionable: "During the 1980 presidential election, the Moral Majority is credited with giving Ronald Reagan two-thirds of the white evangelical vote, over Jimmy Carter." Credited by whom? Would they actually have voted for Carter otherwise? And what makes a minor article in a Christian journal notable? I would think some more measured statement from a more notable source would be reasonable. Kjaer (talk) 02:10, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Expose by Michael Clark
Appears that this expose was never written, and there is no mention of it over at Pulitzer.org http://www.pulitzer.org/finalists/1981. You would think that such a scandalous article would be available on the internet, but all variations of Michael Clark, Moral Majority, Republican party, etc., just come up with echoes of the information on Wikipedia. I have deleted this information from here and Michael Clark's bio. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mweinbaum (talk • contribs) 03:53, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Role of Catholics
Contrary to common opinion, Moral Majority was not an exclusively Evangelical organization, but included an estimated 30 % of Roman Catholics, who constituted the largest bloc of the organization, according to Jerry Falwell. ADM (talk) 00:54, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
I cannot find anything about a supposed sex- and financial scandal as a reason in the Dissolution Section, instead something like "we broke up because we achieved our goals" and something like this. Seems like somebody wanted to beautify everything a bit. Check O´Connor/Sabato 2000: The essentials of american government, page 638. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 08:48, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
There is some discussion Talk:Judith_Reisman#see_also about Judith Reisman actually being a notable name in the Moral Majority: "JR was a member of the organization but not a leader of it, not someone who was typically identified when the MM was being talked about or vice versa". If that is the case, should she maybe be considered a supporter or academic source instead? -- Limulus (talk) 02:52, 22 November 2010 (UTC) (or at least a note next to her name to that effect? --Limulus (talk) 02:55, 22 November 2010 (UTC))
Edits to some of the language used throughout, which is blatantly loaded language from a far-left angle. Replaced with more neutral, non-judgmental language that allows the reader to be informed without leaning on their interpretation. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 17:07, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
"By the end of Ronald Reagan's presidential administration, Christian Right organizations were generally in a phase of decline. After Reagan's two terms in office, donations were decreasing, because after eight years of Christian Right-supported leadership, the nation was no longer in the same state of moral peril as it was when Reagan first took office"