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May 16, 2007

A Moral Majority R.I.P.

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Any idea why this pic was so prominent on the newswire after the father of the moral majority departed mortal earth?  If there is one expectable theme in the social dynamics of the religious right, it has to be idolatry.

If you have your own epitaph, by the way, be my guest…

(image: Steve Helber/A.P. Liberty University. Lynchburg, Va. June 20, 2006)

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