“Over the course of a decade or so, a large swath of America decided that two millennia of Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality were simply out of date. This leap came first; the rationalization trailed behind…[By] 1970 many more people wanted to believe these arguments because of the new sexual possibilities associates with the birth control pill.”
-Douthat, Ross. (2012). Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics. Free Press: New York. p. 70.
“By separating sex from procreation more completely than any previous technology…the birth control pill also severed the cultural connection between Christian ethics and American common sense. For the first time in human history, it was possible for the poor and middle class as well as the rich to imagine being safely promiscuous.” (emphasis added)