Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Marriage? It's when a man and a woman decide to live together and vow to be faithful to one another for life.

Everybody I knew believed that. That is until about 1963. In my mind, the change came around the time President Kennedy was assassinated---November 21, 1963 to be exact.

Today our young people would look back to 1963 and say there wasn't much going on compared to now.

Most major cities had only four channels (CBS, NBC, ABC, and a nonprofit station of some sort) at most. 

Popular music consisted of a single Top 40 list, with rock, country, folk, and a fair number of Fifties-style ballads lumped together.

People drove cars made in the united States. Foreign cars from Europe were expensive and rare. Cars from Japan had just been introduced in 1963, but had not been greeted with enthusiasm.

The typical American city of 1963 had appallingly little choice in things to eat. In a large city, you would be able to find a few restaurants serving Americanized Chinese food, a few Italian restaurants serving spaghetti and pizza, and a few restaurants with a French name. Sushi? Raw fish? Are you kidding?

No Chick-fil-A.

Marriage was nearly universal and divorce was rare across all races. 

"It was taken for granted that television programs were supposed to validate the standards that were commonly accepted as part of "the American way of life"---a phrase that was still in common use in 1963."

Yes, I'm saying that things have changed. Many for the better. But not all. 

The definition of marriage is one of those things that hasn't changed but some want it to.

A man named Dan Cathy just simply voiced his opinion that he didn't think it should be changed.

All hell broke loose! 

But Mr. Cathy didn't change his mind. And neither did millions of others who rose up to support him.

Today and from now on, millions will eat at Chick-fil-A restaurants to take a stand for truth.

Chick-fil-A is now a name heard around the world! 


Cathy said...

A great post, Cliff ~ I remember we ate at drive ins that mostly had hamburgers. :)

Lori said...

Yepppp, many things have changed, I put in my two cents on the Chick-fil-a issue awhile back. I like chicken and chick-fil-a!