A Deafening Silence

 

By Don Wildmon

National Advisory Board member, Vision America
President of the American Family Association in Tupelo, Mississippi

Today, 4,000 innocent precious lives of unborn babies were snuffed out.
Their arms and legs were torn from their bodies, their skulls crushed.  One
and a half million times each year our "civilized" society will take an
innocent life ... And 300,000 pulpits are silent.

Six hundred thousand children, between the ages of 3 and 18, are involved
in child pornography.  Twenty thousand of them will disappear each year,
never to be seen again ... And 300,000 pulpits are silent.

The networks make a mockery of Christians, the Christian faith and
Christian values with nearly every show they air.  Greed, materialism,
violence, sexual immorality are standard fare.  Program after program, movie
after movie contains anti-Christian episodes and plots.  News articles
condescendingly refer to the "fundamental, right wing Christians".  Those
who speak out for the sacredness of life are branded as extremists ... And 300,000 pulpits are silent.

Teenage suicide is the highest it has ever been.  The number of teenage
alcoholics and drug addicts is the highest ever.  Christian morality cannot
be taught in schools but atheistic immorality can.  Divorce is taking
approximately one of every two marriages.  The number of children living in
broken homes is fast becoming a majority ... And 300,000 pulpits are silent.

Rape has increased 700 percent in the last 50 years, and that takes into
consideration the population growth.  The FBI says one in four 12-year old
girls will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime.  Pornography has become an
eight billion dollar business, with some of the largest companies in America
involved--CBS, RCA, Coca-Cola, 7-Eleven, Time, Inc. ... And 300,000 pulpits are silent.

Rock music fills the airways, and our children's minds with music which
legitimizes rape, murder, forced sex, sado-masochism, adultery, satanic
worship, etc ... And 300,000 pulpits are silent.

A majority of states now have lotteries.  We have eliminated that crime by
making it legal and putting it under the control of the state ... And 300,000 pulpits are silent.

What important matters are being dealt with in our churches?

The church bulletin says there will be a meeting to plan the church-wide
supper.  We are raising money to put a new floor cover in the kitchen. (The
old one doesn't match the new stove and refrigerator.)  The sermon subject
last Sunday was "How To Have A Positive Attitude."  We are organizing a
softball team.

At a meeting of church officials a program was announced to recruit new
members.  We need the new program because we are losing membership.  The new program was worked out by some of the very top professionals, people who have had success in gaining new members for the Lions Club, the Civitan Club and other organizations.  We really need professionals to do the job.

Sometimes blasphemy comes unnoticed.

Don

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