This post is part of an ongoing series called “The Intentional Destruction of the USA.” Find out more here.
The Bible promises that people who reject God are given over to a depraved mind, and they sin without a care (Romans 1:18-32). Unfortunately, the United States is a perfect example.
In 1948, the United States Supreme Court decided McCollum v. Board of Education. They ruled that it was illegal for public school facilities to be used by religious groups for instructing schoolchildren, even if the classes were voluntary. Years later, in 1962, the Supreme Court decided Engel v. Vitale. In this ruling, they outlawed public school officials from composing or encouraging prayer in their classrooms. A year later, in Abington School District v. Schempp, the Supreme Court declared that public school teachers could no longer read the Bible to their students.
By 1968, in Epperson v. Arkansas, an Arkansas law that prohibited the teaching of evolution in public schools was struck down. The Supreme Court said that public schools couldn’t teach anything that lined up with the views of a certain religion. In other words, by 1970, prayer was gone, the Bible was gone, and evolution became the official, government-sponsored story of how we got here. What have the results been?
Well, the systematic removal of God from the public sphere in the United States really got going in the 1960’s. At the beginning of the decade, 5.3% of all births were to unmarried women. 14.8% of all births by teenagers were to unmarried girls. By 2001, 33.5% of all births were to unmarried women. An alarming 78.9% of all births by teenagers were to unmarried girls. Incidentally, abortion was legalized in 1973, which reduced the number of births by women across the board by many millions. Things haven’t gotten any better recently.
For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in 2008 that roughly 110 million Americans have a sexually transmitted disease. Every year, there are about 20 million new STD cases. A study released in 2013 shows that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused. During 2012, more than 85,000 military veterans were treated for sexual abuse while serving in the military. Mind you, these are only sex-related statistics.
When prayer, Bible readings and creation were removed from public schools, the government was throwing out Christianity and replacing it with a different religion. After all, teachers are forced to teach their students that everything can be explained without God. That’s atheism, plain and simple. Religion is surely alive and well in public schools, and it’s an anti-God religion. Jesus isn’t allowed.
The Bible says “Be not deceived. God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that will he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). For turning away from God, the United States will continue to reap the consequences.