ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1980
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(Studio) Moral Majority, Incorporated, reported made up of clergyman and their followers who believe religion and pols. shouldn't be kept apart.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Jerry Falwell's success in creating a Christian communications empire outlined. [FALWELL - solicits contributions.] Falwell's followers noted contributing enough to build Liberty Baptist College; details given. [FALWELL - says all issues are political] Pol. activity by Revs. Dale Brown and Dan Hummel examined. [BROWN, HUMMEL - preach, campaign] Details of Moral Majority outlined on screen. [Dr. Deno PETRONE - calls it a `moral machine.') Moral Majority noted taking over Alaska Republican party this spring. [FALWELL - compares organization with labor unions.] Moral Majority's position on abortion, ERA, school prayer, defense listed on screen; results of survey of evangelical Americans voting habits reported [Moral Majority executive dir. Dr. Bob BILLINGS - says he tells people to vote for the Reagan of their choice.]
REPORTER: Susan King
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