Billy Graham recently sent out a fundraising letter with a quote from his wife — which he agrees with — declaring America to be the second coming of Sodom and Gomorrah, worthy of being destroyed by God. Addicting Info has the text:
Some years ago, my wife, Ruth, was reading the draft of a book I was writing. When she finished a section describing the terrible downward spiral of our nation’s moral standards and the idolatry of worshiping false gods such as technology and sex, she startled me by exclaiming, “If God doesn’t punish America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”
I wonder what Ruth would think of America if she were alive today. In the years since she made that remark, millions of babies have been aborted and our nation seems largely unconcerned. Self-centered indulgence, pride, and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.
Yeah, things were so much better 40 years ago when a powerful evangelist and the president of the United States could talk about those evil Jews conspiring against them in the Oval Office. Or 50 years ago, when we had whites-only lunch counters and women were in the kitchen where they belonged. Oh how tragic our expulsion from that garden of Eden reality.
And it just reminds me again of this brilliant clip from David Cross: