I intended to write about the ghoulish Dr. Kermit Gosnell. (Who, by the way, waits for a jury to come in.) But then the reality set in: Kermit Gosnell is only the symptom of an increasingly amoral America. So this piece took a different turn. Years ago Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham, made a statement that I thought was a bit over the top: “If God doesn’t soon bring judgment upon America, He’ll have to go back and apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!” Back when Mrs. Graham made this statement, I hardly winced. After all, no one was knocking on my door to have sexual relations with any of my attractive visitors. However, the handwriting was on the wall. We were well on our way to becoming as arrogant, hedonistic, and morally defunct as Sodom – we just didn’t know it.
How did America start to become Sodom?
How did this happen to America? The truth is we may have always been a noble nation, but we were never perfect. Our history reeks of evil doings, such as the Salem Witch Trials where many an innocent citizen was brutally murdered, and of course who can deny the atrocity of slavery? Historically there were always voices willing to stand against evil. In the case of the Civil War, there were those who were willing to die to free others. Today there are also voices that speak against ungodliness but while these messages resonate for a minute or two, our attention is quickly diverted to the next atrocity or crisis, and the ungodliness escalates as it continues to be unchecked. And the voice that needs to speak the loudest – that of the church – barely utters a whimper.
There were many indicators that we would produce monsters like Gosnell, but we failed to embrace them as we should have. Dr. Francis Schaeffer correctly predicted in his work Whatever Happened to the Human Race? that first trimester abortions would give way to long-term abortions, which would give way to infanticide, and then progress to euthanasia. Once again, I hardly winced.
Again, how did this happen to America?
Several things happened to America.
The Johnson Amendment
The first was the Johnson Amendment of 1954. Lyndon B.’s 1948 election to the Senate was thought to be fraudulent by many. Two non-profit anti-Communist groups in Texas came out strongly against him for his re-election in 1954. In order to silence them, he inserted language into the IRS codes that prohibited non-profits (including churches) from endorsing or opposing political candidates.
This gave rise to the many misconceptions regarding the separation of church and state that have impacted subsequent court rulings. In 1962 in Engel v. Vitale, the New York Supreme Court ruled against a non-denominational prayer being said in public schools. At the same time, Madalyn Murray O’Hair was bringing a similar suit in Maryland. In 1963, the United States Supreme Court consolidated the cases and ruled 8-1 that prayer in public schools was unconstitutional. It became a court precedent that there was a wall of separation between church and state, known as the Establishment Clause. Although this was a gross misinterpretation of the First Amendment, the Establishment Clause has been one of the main progenitors of our godless culture. It provided the courts with a precedent to eliminate God from the public arena at every turn.
What did the church say about this? Nothing. Perhaps they were concerned about losing their tax-exempt status.
Sex education in school
Occurrences in 1964 went virtually unnoticed, but it was as destructive a year as 1954, 1962 and 1963. In 1964 SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) was founded by Dr. Mary S. Calderone, former medical director for the Planned Parenthood Federation. It set the foundation for what would become known as sex education in government-run schools.
It is hard to determine an exact date when sex education was introduced into the government school system, but once the foundation was laid in 1964 by SIECUS, it exploded at an exponential rate in the 1970s. The sexual revolution hit the twenty-somethings, but our schools along with the world of entertainment would prove to be the twin sisters of immorality. We then had the perfect storm in which immorality could thrive. We took away the political voice of our churches and took prayer out of our schools. Then we began eroticizing our children under the cover of educating them sexually. I remember asking back then, how did we ever survive as a human race without sex ed. Of course I was being facetious.
The 1960s may have been known as the time when America’s youth turned against the establishment, but the 1970s saw the sexual revolution that was undergirded by Roe v. Wade. To make matters worse, in 1970 Governor Ronald Reagan signed the country’s first no-fault divorce laws, which were instituted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia by 1985. Not only was the stage set for the perfect storm, but the once strict divorce laws now gave way to government liberals, and the decline of the family fanned the winds of destruction in the good old USA. We would never be the same again.
The church didn’t speak up about divorce back then, and now is it any wonder that people don’t listen when the church tries to speak up about marriage today?
All of this would have been bad enough, but in 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed the Department of Education Organization Act. This may have very well yielded the silent death blow to the vulnerable country. The federal government not only took the voice of God out of government, eroticized our children, helped to destroy our families but now granted themselves the ability to continually try to control the education of our children without regard to the enumerated powers cited in the Constitution. And every day we grow more and more like Sodom in every way.
Common Core Education
While parents are becoming aware of the new kid on the government’s block, Common Core Education, CCE is only the most recent bully in the school yard. Its insidious assault to disassemble local school boards and place all power with the Department of Education has been discovered by many an outraged parent. CCE has enticed 46 states to take their money in exchange for teaching their radical globalist agenda. Little did these states know that they would be responsible for the millions and millions of dollars to institute CCE in their states, but they also would have to fund a $16 billion reimbursement to the feds – what a deal! The State of Alabama (God bless Alabama) has taken the lead in fighting this atrocity, as it had taken the lead back in the 1990s against Goals 2000, another government program designed to dumb-down our children and turn them into globalist robots. Last month the Republican National Committee (RNC), who seldom show any signs of having a backbone, unanimously adopted a resolution slamming Common Core as “an inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children.”
That may seem like good news – like we are making progress in fighting back against the government indoctrination of our children. But SIECUS still lurks in the background and is growing stronger every day. Many balked at allegations exposed on Fox News about Senator Obama’s stance on sex ed, believing no one could possibly support such radical ideas. However, Senator Obama’s stance on education came straight off the pages of SIECUS.
The Hidden Agenda of Sodom
When I first heard about SIECUS back in the late 1990s, it was easy to find their guidelines on the worldwide web. Today, it is much more difficult. That in and of itself should tell you something. However, not all is lost. Many have managed to store and preserve the guidelines in their own systems and they can still be found if you look hard enough. Below are the guidelines for children ages 5 to 8. Remember as you read them that they are for children 5 to 8 years old! Read them and weep – or throw something if you must, but please, if you have school age children or grandchildren, take them out of government-run schools as soon as possible.
Level 1 (Ages 5 to 8):
- Both girls and boys have body parts that feel good when touched.
- Vaginal intercourse occurs when a man and a woman place the penis inside the vagina.
- Human beings experience different kinds of loving.
- Most men and women are heterosexual, which means they will be attracted to and fall in love with someone of the other gender.
- Some men and women are homosexual, which means they will be attracted to and fall in love with someone of the same gender.
- Homosexuals are also known as gay men and lesbian women.
- Many people live in lifetime committed relationships, even though they may not be legally married.
- Touching and rubbing one’s own genitals to feel good is called masturbation.
- Some boys and girls masturbate and others do not.
- Masturbation should be done in a private place.
- Adults often kiss, hug, touch and engage in other sexual behavior with one another to show caring and to share sexual pleasure.
Finally, in a 7-2 decision written by Justice Brennan in 1987, the Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s “Creationism Act” because it violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. After removing prayer from our classrooms, now the classrooms not only became a den of iniquity, they also were able to insinuate through the clever use of censorship that God is just a mythical creature. If you would like to know what the Bible says about those who worship the creation instead of the Creator, read Romans 1:18ff then tell me if you don’t think the Bible is accurately describing America today?
And once again, the church remained silent.
|1954||The Johnson Amendment was passed|
|1962||Prayer was taken out of schools in NY|
|1963||Prayer was taken out of schools nationwide|
|1964||SIECUS was founded|
|1970||The first no-fault divorce laws were passed|
|1972||Abortions became legal|
|1979||The Department of Education was established|
|1987||Government-run schools censored creationism – reducing God to a mythological creature.|
Back in her day, Mrs. Graham may have been exaggerating a bit when she said “If God doesn’t soon bring judgment upon America, He’ll have to go back and apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah!” But since those words were spoken, it seems that our government has been doing everything within its power (and everything beyond its power) to resurrect Sodom right here in America.
In 2013 America is looking more like Sodom than we ever imagined possible. If this continues, the next generation will make Sodom look like a bunch of prudes – that is if God doesn’t bring His judgment down upon us first.
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