Moral Majority

Ignore ‘Mrs. America.’ Here’s the True Story of Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly was one of the most influential women of the second half of the 20th century, playing a key role in the 1964 Republican presidential nomination of Barry Goldwater, helping to found the powerful pro-family movement, and heading STOP ERA, which defeated the Equal Rights Amendment. I’m reminded of all this by “Mrs. America,” a nine-part miniseries set to begin streaming April 15 on Hulu. Oscar winner Cate Blanchett stars as Schlafly in the drama about the fight over the ERA.

Why The Left Can Never Forgive Nor Forget Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly demonstrated that millions of culturally conservative American women could be leaders, and would stand for their values, and that politicians could only ignore them at their peril. In a very real sense through her battle to defeat the ERA Phyllis Schlafly saved the conservative movement and reinvigorated it by adding traditional values and protecting the nuclear family to the conservative agenda – and the Left has never forgiven her for it.

Richard A. Viguerie joins the BBC for its Witness history program.

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie joins the BBC for the international network's Witness history program. In this segment Mr. Viguerie charts the rise of the modern American conservative movement and focuses on the organization of the Moral Majority and how it changed the course of American politics.