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Thoughts From A Christian Patriot:
Part 4- The Degradation of
American Morality

If you read my other article about the degradation of American morality, you saw that one of my chief concerns about moral issues in our society is wrapped up in this one simple question:

Where Does This All Stop?

With an ever-increasing amount of filth in our entertainment, coupled with an ever-increasing "tolerance" of aberrant behavior, one has to wonder if society will ever draw the line when it comes to standards of decency. The other day, I saw two women french kiss in a commercial on network television in the middle of the afternoon. It used to be that those types of trashy commercials would only be shown at night. And for some reason, lesbianism on television was much more prominent than male homosexuality. But wouldn't you know it, a few weeks ago I saw a commercial - again on network tv, and again in the middle of the afternoon - with two men french kissing. Folks, this is something that my kids could see. What am I supposed to say to my 6-year-old boy or my 8-year-old girl when they ask me, "Daddy, why are the two men kissing each other?" It makes me sick, and it angers me.

Recently, I had some correspondence with a man who said that society would one day look back on the atrocity of abortion and view it in the same way that we look at slavery. He said that the people who overturn Roe v. Wade will be viewed as heroes, much the same as Abraham Lincoln is viewed as the heroic emancipator of the slaves. I told him that, as much as I would love to see that happen, I disagree. If you look at the way our society has been on a steady moral downslide for decades, there is little evidence to support the notion that secular society will one day "come to itself" and say, "What in the world are we doing?" In fact, I believe it will probably get worse.

Like homosexuality, abortion was once considered by the vast majority of civilized society to be immoral, unnatural, and wrong. It was done from time to time, but in the utmost of secrecy (like most atrocities are). Then, we made it legal. But society still largely viewed it as wrong - that is, until society got used to the idea. Then it became more and more widely accepted. Later on, society said abortion was ok so long as you didn't do research on stem cells or have partial birth abortions. Now secular society is fighting to have those rights granted. And today, society is very tolerant of abortion, but it largely considers infanticide as being immoral, unnatural, and wrong. But our newly elected President, Barack Obama, has fought for the right to kill newborns of botched abortions. As a lawyer, he fought against the rights of the baby by saying in court that a newborn baby of a botched abortion could not be classified as human - because if it was, it would now be granted the same rights for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" that any other human is allowed. And we can't let that happen, can we?

Where does this all stop? What will we be killing 50 years from now? We're already killing babies throughout any term of the pregnancy. People are screaming for the rights to have partial-birth abortions, and infanticide. Will we be killing newborns 50 years from now? And under what circumstances? What will be the "appropriate" age cut-off? Hours? Days? Weeks? The idea may seem outrageous, but I think if you were to go back in time 100 years, most people from that time period would be horrified to see what moral lows our society has stooped to.

Now, if you're reading this and you are a pro-choice person, let me address something before you write me a nasty email telling me all about a woman's right to guard her own health. If you read the statistics, the vast majority of abortions are not health-related. They are nothing more than irresponsible people trying to undo stupid mistakes. Consider these statistics:

  • 94% of moms who abort regret it later. Their suicide rate is approximately 6 times the normal rate of mothers and 3 times the normal rate of the general population.
  • Over 50% of abortions are repeats.
  • Pregnancy occurs in less than 1 of 1,000 rapes.
  • Approximately only 1/3 of rape pregnancies are aborted.
  • Only about 3% of abortions are performed due to health concerns for the mother.

These statistics state pretty clearly that abortion is not as much about protecting women's health as it is about robbing a fetus of a chance for life - all in the name of undoing their other immoral mistakes.

What's the answer to society's moral dilemmas? Well, I'm not going to say that I have all the answers, but read my next article so see what I believe is at least part of the solution.