Phyllis Schlafly, a longtime Religious Right activist who successfully led the effort to stop the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s and who advocated “traditional” roles for women in American society, died Sept. 5 at age 92.
Last night around 9:40 I received an email with a curious subject line. “The Greatest American Woman, R.I.P.,” it read.
“Who could that be?” I wondered as I opened the message. Came the answer: Phyllis Schlafly.
In December of 2005, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III struck down a policy in the Dover, Pa., public school district that was designed to promote “intelligent design” creationism.
Religious Right warhorse Phyllis Schlafly was not happy.