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Moral Majority Founder, Conservative Leader Paul Weyrich Dies

Paul M. Weyrich, who co-founded the Moral Majority with Jerry Falwell in 1979, died this morning around 1 a.m. He was 66 years old.

Weyrich was the first president of The Heritage Foundation and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation.

Weyrich wrote a piece for Christianity Today as part of a package on "Is the Religious Right Finished?"

Weyrich's last column was published this morning on the CNS News site where he writes on the Minnesota Senate race. Check back on our site for updates.

Update: Christianity Today has posted the obituary by Religion News Service.

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Posted:December 18, 2008 at 9:55AM
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