"All news that's fit to print" professionalism was fading - as this country began to experience a new tabloid-level fascination of themselves - and single mom's went to work. Sex, alcohol, drugs, and rock-and-roll was beginning to take prisoners by the thousands, but this eyewitness noticed a type of "religious covering" that shielded the advertising of those, and other activities to the masses.
By the late 1960's the political and social climate in America changed forever. Something referred to as, "The Jesus movement", also made it's way into the fabric of society during the early 1970's and was occasionally tolerated in certain songs on the radio, but mostly regarded as a variation of something performed by "flower children and hippies". The ministry's of Billy Graham and Oral Roberts were evident, and the first Assembly of God liberal arts college was being attended.
At age twelve, this observer received his first rebuke for commenting on the false pretenses displayed by "adults" and told, "You're too young to be saying such things."
Forty years later, these observations of Christianized American life have become too much to bear.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob won't have anything to do with it.
Born during an era of transition to parents who were sons and daughters of America's "greatest generation", this author watched nightly newscasts that included Walter Kronkite and John Chancellor reporting on the Vietnam war and other cultural happenings during the 1960's and 1970's.
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