The Family Values Movement: Promoting Faith Through Action by Samuel Willard Crompton

By Samuel Willard Crompton

The family members values flow is a conservative flow that strongly helps conventional social values. This booklet bargains scholars an aim examine this crucial circulate, which has wielded nice effect at the political panorama in addition to attracted significant controversy from its critics.

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This movement had created the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), passed by both houses of Congress in 1972. However, the ERA had stalled in its attempt to be passed by two-thirds of the states. As recently as 1977, it had seemed only a matter of time before the ERA would win approval, but cultural conservatives, led by Phyllis Schlafly, had mobilized a powerful response. Why, asked Schlafly, should women forgo the special treatment they now receive from men? Why should they seek equality before the law when they already enjoy superior treatment under the culture?

Forty years had passed since the events of the Great Depression and the reenactment shown on The Waltons, yet Americans of all ages watched the program. For senior citizens, The Waltons brought back sentimental, and sometimes painful, memories, while for young people it evoked an age that had disappeared, but that seemed to be recreated every Thursday night. To the extent that All in the Family showed what the American family had become in the 1970s, The Waltons showed what it had been like in the 1930s.

One can define the good life any way he chooses; the conclusion 35 36 The Family Values Movement remains the same. Our children have had more pleasure and entertainment, better food, more leisure time, better education, better medicine, more material goods, and more opportunities than has ever been known before. ”16 I t was hard to argue with these facts. Those born after 1945 had enjoyed more advantages than any previous American generation. Why were they so angry? Dobson offered this explanation: Most of the popular answers are essentially wrong.

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