Jump directly to the content

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.

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:December 18, 2008 at 9:55AM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Josh Duggar of '19 Kids and Counting' Apologizes, Resigns after Reports of Molesting 5 Young Girls
Police investigated sexual assaults in 2006, but no charges were brought against Duggar. TLC pulls program from its lineup.
Died: John ‘Jack’ Templeton Jr., Billionaire Philanthropist Who Backed Science-Religion Research
Leader died two days before $1.7 million Templeton Prize was awarded to Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche communities.
Theology Feud Pits Half of Town's Protestant Churches Against Another
Coordinated sermon series against ‘progressive Christianity’ seeks to ‘demonstrate the unity of the body of Christ.’
Sister Momeka: Liberate Christian Lands from ISIS
(UPDATED) After State Department approves visit, nun tells US congressmen that Iraqi Christians wish to return home.
Christianity Today
Moral Majority Founder, Conservative Leader Paul Weyrich Dies