American Family Association: We Will Carry on the Mission and Life’s Work of Phyllis Schlafly
TUPELO, Miss.—The nation continues to mourn the death of conservative icon, activist, lawyer and author Phyllis Schlafly. Best known as the leader of the opposition to the 1970s Equal Rights Amendment and the founder of the grass-roots organization Eagle Forum, Schlafly died on Monday, Sept. 5, at the age of 92.
The American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) released the following statement:
“Conservatives around the nation will greatly miss Phyllis Schlafly for her stalwart presence in the conservative movement for decades,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “All of us at American Family Association will endeavor to carry on her mission and her life’s work, furthering the values and ideals on which America was founded—ideals on which our freedom was built and will continue to be protected.”
According to the Washington Times, Schlafly was a “polymath and a political combatant whose adversaries included communists at the height of the Cold War and feminists emboldened by the sexual revolution. Mrs. Schlafly will best be remembered for almost single-handedly derailing the Equal Rights Amendment as it neared ratification.”