When Christians in America went soft on sin a century ago, sin became increasingly legal. The fruit was not immediately obvious but now we are beginning to see a horrible harvest.
Our children are a prime target. The Girl Scouts of USA recently announced that transgenders are welcome to join. If a boy is recognized as living as a girl "then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe," states the GSUSA web site.
After years of resistance, the Boy Scouts recently gave ground in admitting openly homosexual members, while still resisting openly "gay" leaders. This only slightly lessened the attacks.
For years, our public schools have been purged of all references to God or His words. Now we have a high school in California who is holding a sex education "pleasure workshop" led by a "pleasure activist," who also leads "workshops" for a sex toy porn shop.
For decades, the traditional family has been under assault. Early sitcoms made the father of the house a stumbling buffoon. No-fault divorce opened the door for both to ignore solemn vows and avoid the hard work of raising a family. Government welfare also financed easy escape from family responsibilities.
Now, this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court has to decide if redefining the family is legal. But abandoning God`s design for the creation and nurturing of children has consequences.
Recent studies show that fatherless homes provide the vast majority of our ballooning prison population. Two-parent homes are much more likely to produce college graduates and productive citizens. Despite media claims otherwise, studies are surfacing, along with testimony of children raised in same-sex "families" that they have suffered serious emotional harm.
Medically, promiscuous men-to-men (M2M) sex accounts for two-thirds of the new HIV cases in the U.S. and 75% of syphilis infections. They are 17 times more likely to develop anal cancer.
Bible believers are becoming increasingly the target with the full force of the government coming down on the heads of Christian business owners. The attacks have been primarily against flower shops and bakeries who refused to supply homosexual weddings. Fines have been levied and death threats are not uncommon against these staunch believers.
Having been somewhat stymied in cowing the Bible believing churches, violence is their next strategy. Just this week, two churches in North Carolina were vandalized. Windows were broken, signs were ripped up and jammed through the grill of the church bus. Pro-homosexual graffiti included expletives.
In California, a recent law makes it illegal for licensed family therapists to counsel teens looking for help to overcome same-sex attractions. The President is pushing for a similar federal law.
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to rule in June on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that the president refuses to enforce. Seventy companies including Starbucks, Google, Microsoft and NIKE have filed a brief with the court complaining of the complexity of figuring out how to award family benefits to employees whose "marriage" may be legal in one state and not in another.
Just to show how far it can go, Denmark recently passed a law closing its "animal brothels" to stop a growing "erotic zoo" tourist trade.
Couple all this with the "innocent blood" of 57,000,000 dead pre-born babies, how can we ever again sing, "God Bless America?" Unless we have a quick and broad repentance, God`s wrath against the rottenness in Israel, described by the Prophet Ezekiel, will surely be our fate.
Genuine revivals in the past were often preceeded by saturation with no-nonsense gospel tracts. We need to do it again, while we still can.