May 10, 2012
I had a birthday yesterday—one of many. How many? Enough to allow me to look back on an America that might as well have been a foreign country: maybe even a country on another planet.
Since my childhood, vast changes have been imposed on us. By whom? By people who supposedly knew better than the rest of us—politicians, academics, editorial writers, judges, movie stars, daft clergymen, and pill-heads. They said these changes would make America a better place.
They were wrong.
Let’s look back on some of the most drastic of those changes. The first three on the list were part of the Sexual Revolution, which, we were told, would make us happy.
• Abortion has become a casual means of birth control and a ritual of feminism. Tens of millions of babies have been killed; and our morale imbecile president celebrates it as some bizarre species of “freedom.” But God will judge our nation for those killings.
• Having babies out of wedlock has lost all its stigma and become morally acceptable. In my neighborhood, they give parties to celebrate out-of-wedlock births—about 40% of all the babies that elude the abortionist, nationwide. Fatherlessness remains the single most reliable predictor of poverty, gang membership, crime, and a host of social and psychological pathologies—but so what? It’s “freedom.”
• We now call homosexuality “good,” and adherence to Biblical morality “evil” or “hateful.” Our schools teach this to our children. This is the beginning of total sexual anarchy. It will destroy the family. It is supposed to make us “free.” God will judge us for this, too.
• Unrestrained vulgarity is part of daily life. Once upon a time, the f-bomb was a bomb; now it’s just a string of firecrackers. Nothing is too vile to be posted as a comment on a website, sent in an email to a perfect stranger, or included in a movie script. People say things to each other, and about each other, that once would have been seen as evidence of mental illness. And at some point, filthy language will become so ordinary as to lose its bite—and what will be left for some of these people to say? They’ll still have all their anger, but no way to express it verbally. Then what?
• Somewhere along the way, our illustrious leaders thought it would be cool if our money weren’t worth much anymore. We certainly can’t buy much gasoline with it. They tax us without mercy, always demanding more, and then throw the money around like confetti. Our national debt now exceeds our Gross Domestic Product—that is, the total monetary value of all the goods and services produced in the United States in one year. And they want to go deeper in the hole than that!
What will happen when the money runs out?
• Rabid anti-Christianity has become thoroughly acceptable. Celebrities are applauded for it. Academics are rewarded for it. Any atheist can stroll into any town meeting in America and silence the opening prayer. Any “teacher” in American can deride Christianity in the classroom and call the Bible “hate speech,” and Christian parents will take it lying down. Any “gay” activist can publicly and profanely denounce the Christian faith—and if he does it loud enough, he gets a dinner at the White House and access to the president. He might even be appointed Tolerance Czar or something.
With what do these people propose to replace Christianity as the moral, spiritual, and legal basis of all of Western civilization?
God will judge us for that, too.
Personally, I don’t like these changes. I daresay a lot of you don’t, either. So how were they put over on us?
America’s churches were asleep on sentry duty. It was their duty to call attention to these changes and rally opposition to them. They didn’t.
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Some of the churches wanted to be hip, modern, and socially relevant. Some were so busy getting ready for the Rapture, they didn’t pay attention to what was happening right under their noses. In other churches, the pastor judged it wiser and safer to tell funny stories from the pulpit rather than say anything that might alarm or offend the congregation.
And so the churches slept, and we slept, while our culture was turned inside-out and public funds were spent to slaughter babies, instruct small children in sexual practices formerly discussed only in the Kama Sutra, and dull, coarsen, and pervert the conscience of America.
For which the Lord will surely judge us.
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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com