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20 July 1648

Westminster Larger Catechism Adopted by General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

10 July 1925
Jury Selection Begins in the Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee

Jury Selection Begins in the Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, Tennessee

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22 March 1930
Birth of Televangelist Pat Robertson

Birth of Televangelist Pat Robertson

11 August 1933
Birth of Jerry Falwell, Founder of the Moral Majority

Birth of Jerry Falwell, Founder of the Moral Majority

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15 January 1950

Protestants Reject the Pope's Call to Join Catholics in Fighting Communism

17 November 1952
Joseph Dawson Disputes Catholic Bishops' Demands That Government Fund Religious Schools

Joseph Dawson Disputes Catholic Bishops' Demands That Government Fund Religious Schools

19 June 1956
Jerry Falwell Leaves Founds the Thomas Road Baptist Church

Jerry Falwell Leaves Founds the Thomas Road Baptist Church

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5 November 1959
Texas Baptist Convention Tells Members to Think Carefully Before Voting for Catholic Candidate

Texas Baptist Convention Tells Members to Think Carefully Before Voting for Catholic Candidate

10 January 1972
Diffenderfer v. Central Baptist Church Decision on Commercial Tax Exemptions

Diffenderfer v. Central Baptist Church Decision on Commercial Tax Exemptions

0 May 1979
Jerry Falwell Recruited by Far-Right Activists to Head Moral Majority

Jerry Falwell Recruited by Far-Right Activists to Head Moral Majority

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22 January 1980
Jerry Falwell Allegedly Asks Carter about Gays on White House Staff

Jerry Falwell Allegedly Asks Carter about Gays on White House Staff

4 July 1983
Rev. Jerry Falwell Gives Speech Saying AIDS is the Gay Plague

Rev. Jerry Falwell Gives Speech Saying AIDS is the Gay Plague

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14 June 1984
Southern Baptist Convention Passes Resolution Against Ordaining Women

Southern Baptist Convention Passes Resolution Against Ordaining Women

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0 July 1984
Jerry Falwell Forced by Court to Pay Gay Activist Jerry Sloan $5,000

Jerry Falwell Forced by Court to Pay Gay Activist Jerry Sloan $5,000

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0 November 1984
Jerry Falwell's Political Action Committee Judged to be a Flop

Jerry Falwell's Political Action Committee Judged to be a Flop

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0 May 1985
Jerry Falwell Apologizes to Jews for Seeking a Christian America

Jerry Falwell Apologizes to Jews for Seeking a Christian America

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4 January 1986
Jerry Falwell Changes Name of Moral Majority

Jerry Falwell Changes Name of Moral Majority

17 September 1986
Pat Robertson States he's Seeking Republican Presidential Nomination for 1988

Pat Robertson States he's Seeking Republican Presidential Nomination for 1988

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22 September 1986
Televangelist Pat Robertson Says he is Resigning as Host of The 700 Club

Televangelist Pat Robertson Says he is Resigning as Host of The 700 Club

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30 September 1987
Pat Robertson Resigns as Southern Baptist Minister to Run for President

Pat Robertson Resigns as Southern Baptist Minister to Run for President

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4 November 1987
Jerry Falwell Resigns as Head of Moral Majority, Will Return to the Pulpit

Jerry Falwell Resigns as Head of Moral Majority, Will Return to the Pulpit

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24 February 1988
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Jerry Falwell's Suit Against Hustler Magazine

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Jerry Falwell's Suit Against Hustler Magazine

12 June 1989
Jerry Falwell: Moral Majority Will Disband and Shut Down Offices

Jerry Falwell: Moral Majority Will Disband and Shut Down Offices

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0 January 1993
Jerry Falwell Raises Funds to Possibly Restart Moral Majority

Jerry Falwell Raises Funds to Possibly Restart Moral Majority

17 February 1993
IRS: Jerry Falwell's Old Time Gospel Hour Program Broke Tax Laws

IRS: Jerry Falwell's Old Time Gospel Hour Program Broke Tax Laws

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0 March 1993
Jerry Falwell Refers to U.S. as Christian Nation Despite Promise to Jewish Groups Not To

Jerry Falwell Refers to U.S. as Christian Nation Despite Promise to Jewish Groups Not To

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31 December 1994
Molly Marshall Forced to Resign From Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for Liberal Doctrines

Molly Marshall Forced to Resign From Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for Liberal Doctrines

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28 January 1995
Jerry Falwell Announces that the Debt of Liberty University Has Been Paid For

Jerry Falwell Announces that the Debt of Liberty University Has Been Paid For

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20 June 1995
Southern Baptist Convention Apologizes to African-Americans for Racism, Slavery

Southern Baptist Convention Apologizes to African-Americans for Racism, Slavery

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13 January 1996

American Baptist Church Expels Four Congregants

20 December 1996
Jerry Falwell Says He Would Have Preferred Using Physical Violence Instead of Law Against Larry Flynt

Jerry Falwell Says He Would Have Preferred Using Physical Violence Instead of Law Against Larry Flynt

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18 June 1997
Southern Baptist Convention Votes to Boycott Disney for being Anti-Christian

Southern Baptist Convention Votes to Boycott Disney for being Anti-Christian

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14 January 1999
Jerry Falwell Announces Antichrist Alive and Jewish

Jerry Falwell Announces Antichrist Alive and Jewish

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1 February 1999
Jerry Falwell Claims Children's Show Character, Tinky Winky, is Gay

Jerry Falwell Claims Children's Show Character, Tinky Winky, is Gay

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0 March 1999
President of National Baptist Convention Rev. Henry Lyons Resigns After Criminal Conviction

President of National Baptist Convention Rev. Henry Lyons Resigns After Criminal Conviction

31 October 1999
Jerry Falwell Calls for End to Violent Homophobic Rhetoric

Jerry Falwell Calls for End to Violent Homophobic Rhetoric

11 May 2000
Indianapolis Baptist Temple v. U.S.: Churches Can't Reject Paying Taxes as a 'Sin'

Indianapolis Baptist Temple v. U.S.: Churches Can't Reject Paying Taxes as a 'Sin'

14 August 2000
Court Rules Against Church Claiming It's a Sin to Pay Taxes

Court Rules Against Church Claiming It's a Sin to Pay Taxes

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9 September 2001
Jerry Falwell Claims Antichrist is Coming Soon

Jerry Falwell Claims Antichrist is Coming Soon

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13 September 2001
Jerry Falwell Tells Pat Robertson: Legal Abortion & Tolerance of Gays are to Blame for 9/11

Jerry Falwell Tells Pat Robertson: Legal Abortion & Tolerance of Gays are to Blame for 9/11

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