In a recent speech at an event hosted by the Family Research Council, pastor and former candidate for Virginia lieutenant governor E.W. Jackson opined on the moral degradation he believes has fundamentally changed the American experience.
Declaring that it often “seems like we are living in a foreign land,” Jackson told attendees at last week’s Watchmen on the Wall conference that Christian values are being attacked on numerous fronts.
“I never thought there would be a day when my nation would persecute the Bible-believing Christian for standing for what the word of God says,” he lamented, “and reward those who come against it as if they are heroes, as if they are great Americans for standing up against God. But that’s where we are.”
Specifically, he cited issues like abortion and marriage to illustrate his point.
“I never thought that I would see the day when people would brag about their ability to destroy children in the womb,” Jackson continued, “but that’s exactly what we have today – and not only brag about it, but demand that your taxpayer dollars go to support the destruction of unborn children.”
He went on to say that many in America “don’t care what God said about marriage” and have vowed to redefine the institution to reflect their own values.
“It ought to make us weep that so many have hardened their hearts toward Him,” he said, “and we know that our nation is suffering as a result.”
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BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.