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Social consensus vs. conlfict
Transcript of Social consensus vs. conlfict
Consensus and Conservatism
Period of consensus
American of 1950s sought consensus--everyone should fit into an "American" mold, those who didn't were seen as dangerous.
Americans increasingly turn to religion as way of coping with the stresses of the 1950s
Church attendance increases
Movies with religious themes become big box-office draws (Ten Commandants, Greatest Story Ever Told, Ben Hur)
"under God" added to Pledge of Allegiance and "in God We Trust"
added to currency
Friday, August 28, 2015
Vol XCIII, No. 311
Religion and The LGBT community
Social consensus vs. conflict
Religions/churches against same-sex marriage
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
National Association of Evangelicals
June 8, 2015: CNN/ORC Poll
National poll on Americans' views on the U.S. Supreme Court, again demonstrating the highest support for the freedom to marry, with 63% of respondents saying they believe same-sex couples have a constitutional freedom to marry. In 2010, just 49% of those polled in this survey supported marriage for same-sex couples.
Decriminalization of marijuana: possession of marijuana is still criminal, however still punishable but to a lesser degree.
Includes: Alaska, California, New York, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, and much of the Northeast.