Religion vs. Women's Liberation

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Religion In the 1970’s, the influence of Mainline Protestant churches began waning, with more members leaving to join other religious groups or for new modes of worship. The events of the 1970’s greatly influenced the decline of the Mainline Protestant, such as the Vietnam War. Leaders were adamant against American involvement in the Vietnam War, and could influence the government better than the actions of the organized antiwar movement. As a result of the growing feminist movement, religious groups were pressured in the 1970’s to allow women into the ministry. In the past, some faiths accepted women into the ministry, and by the end of the 1970’s, most of the denominations allowed the practice. The number of conservative Protestants promptly increased in the 1970s and the people were named Evangelists. People joining the Evangelists reflected its increase in influence in the economy and politics. After their membership grew, Evangelists began debating cultural and social issues, such as abortion, gay rights, and the Equal Rights Amendment. The new Evangelists used the popular medium of television to convey their religion, and were able to preach to millions of people of different demographics. Evangelists that communicated their ideas through the television were called 'televangelists.' After the Arab-Israel war of 1937, Jewish people around the world began associating themselves with the Jewish state of Israel. When Arabs attacked Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, the Israeli forces were almost destroyed, until American military equipment was sent to the Israeli. Throughout the 1970s, many new religions were introduced into America and were growing in membe... ... middle of paper ... ...ld finally be achieved within the decade. Part of the fear that was propagated was due to the petrifying headlines that appeared every day in the San Francisco newspapers. During the 1970s, movies began attracting more people to theaters. Starting in this time period, movies that were designed to appeal to the public attracted large crowds of people, and were called 'blockbusters' due to their popularity. The first blockbuster of the 1970s was 'The Godfather,' which portrayed criminals in a 'mafia' that committed crimes to achieve success in the United States . However, the blockbuster 'Jaws' broke many previous records and made $100 million in less than six months, and surpassed 'The Godfather' in box office sales. Additionally, the Star Wars franchise began with Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), and became the 3rd largest grossing series in film.

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