moral crusade

moral crusade

a SOCIAL MOVEMENT, e.g. Mary Whitehouse's National Viewers’ and Listeners ‘Association, in which members seek to mobilize support for the reassertion and enforcement of legal and social sanctions in defence of what are seen as fundamental moral values. Often, but not exclusively, these movements attract members with strong religious affiliations. In some sociological accounts, the suggestion is that they tend to attract members with particular personality needs, e.g. AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY, but there is no indication that this applies generally to membership. See also MORAL ENTREPRENEURS, PRESSURE GROUP.
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The walk examines a number of themes - how Britain and Newcastle became involved in the slave trade, and the moral crusade and direct action by local people against slavery.
But Patrick Brewster's moral crusade wasn't confined to words.
A moral crusade was easily won in the wake of the banking crash, but nine years since its foundation, the signs are becoming more apparent that Metro may have gone native.
The Jeremy Kyle Show may have pitched itself as a moral crusade seeking justice in murky relationship sewers.
But I can't bring myself to join the moral crusade calling for Bielsa to be drummed out.
The PTI must abandon the populist agenda if it believes that the democratic system is higher than a moral crusade. In the end it wants to be remembered for concrete policies and legislation that worked towards the betterment of the system.
Bernie Hunt, Kensington Fields Start fines lower IN RESPONSE to FK of Knotty Ash (I'll back moral crusade if it saves city services, ECHO, September 8).
"His words when he spoke about Labour - 'This party is a moral crusade or it is nothing' - ring so true for me now as a newly-elected Labour MP."
McKinnon, who also had Asperger's, said he broke into US state computers while on a "moral crusade" to find classified documents about UFOs.
In light of Mr Lambert's headline about the soul of the Labour party, Mr Wilson famously said that the Labour party was a moral crusade or it was nothing.
Many feel the moral crusade needs to stop as the state has no stake in somebody's private life.