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|1982 ERA fails; two Florida abortion clinics are firebombed; the owner of an Illinois abortion clinic and his wife are kidnapped and held for a week by the "Army of God."||1984 Abortion clinics are firebombed or burned by arsonists 24 times.|
|1987 Televangelist Jim Bakker caught in sex and financial scandals.||1988 Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart caught in sex scandal; televangelist Robertson fails in Republican nomination bid.|
|1989 Falwell disbands Moral Majority after several years of decline; Robertson founds Christian Coalition, hires wunderkind Ralph Reed to be its director.|
|1994 GOP wins House and Senate with Christian Coalition help; Christian right gains majority in 18 state parties.||1992 Buchanan calls for "cultural war" in failed presidential bid; George Bush campaigns on "family values" platform.|