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Challenge and ChangeRight-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation$
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June Melby Benowitz

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813061221

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813061221.001.0001

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Sex, God, and the American Flag

Sex, God, and the American Flag

Tradition and Change in Moral Values

(p.153) 4 Sex, God, and the American Flag
Challenge and Change

June Melby Benowitz

University Press of Florida

This chapter looks at moral issues that attracted the attention of right-wing women during the 1950s to early 1970s. The women actively campaigned against sex education in schools, while pushing for a Constitutional amendment to restore prayer to public schools. Many of the women believed that the Supreme Court’s decision that banned prayer in public schools was directly related to a decline in moral values among America’s youth. The chapter also looks at how rightist women defined patriotism, and examines their complaints that Americans, youth in particular, were unpatriotic. Some baby boomers’ thoughts on moral issues and also included in the chapter.

Keywords:   Sex education, School prayer, Moral values, Patriotism, Right-wing women, Baby boomers

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