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Moral Decline Seen As Reason For U.S. Woes

Many believe American has turned it’s back on God and entered what amounts to the modern-day gates of Sodom.  God cannot bless a nation or a people that has turned it’s back on him. When you defiantly turn your back to God, reject Him and His Word, than all that awaits is judgment.

Conservative U.S. Christians say the culture has gone to hell and it has taken the economy and Wall Street down with it.

It is a view which outsiders may find puzzling but has wide resonance in the U.S. heartland: the notion that moral decay and a lost sense of responsibility has brought on the worst banking and credit crisis since the Great Depression.

Such a view helps explain the unpopularity in conservative Christian circles — which have a big influence on the Republican Party — of a $700 billion bailout plan which the U.S. House of Representatives rejected on Monday, rocking financial markets.

Mounting consumer and household debt as housing prices fall is one of the main reasons behind the current crisis — a crisis that religious conservatives say has moral roots.

The narrative goes roughly like this: the “collapse” of the traditional family, widespread divorce and a “permissive” culture have led to a disregard for personal responsibility.

A culture focused on instant gratification — through the overuse of credit cards to buy consumer goods, for example — has also lost other “traditional values” such as thrift and hard work.

“You can’t have a strong, vibrant society when you don’t have strong, vibrant families. It’s a crisis of commitment, it’s a crisis of responsibility,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobby group with strong evangelical ties.

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2 responses to Moral Decline Seen As Reason For U.S. Woes

  1. This is just plain pure biblical.WE as a nation have been asking for this judgement!!

  2. Billy Graham’s daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her ‘How God could let something like this happen?’ (regarding Katrina) Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, ‘I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?’

    Think about it America!

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