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Jesus Has Left the Building







Grants Pass




By Lee Duigon
October 1, 2015

Oh, what a week for moral meltdown!

When the culture goes bye-bye, the nation goes with it. Look at Europe. If no more Muslim “refugees” come in, not one, they’re still going to have a hard time getting their act back together—if they can do it at all. That’s because the Muslims brought their culture with them, and it doesn’t mix with Europe’s.

Fleeing their native lands, which have become hell-holes, hordes of Muslims have descended on Europe—bringing with them the very culture that turned their countries into hell-holes in the first place. You can’t run away from what you bring with you. The culture defines the nation.

What a depressing thought.

Here in America we have our own illegal immigration problem, brewed up for us by our idiot rulers. But we don’t need illegal aliens to kill our culture. We’re doing a fine job of that all on our own.

Let’s look at just a very few pieces of the cultural debris flying around America today.

Remember those loveable Muppets? A whole generation grew up watching them. They were only puppets, but they were stars—Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster: kids were crazy about ‘em.

Now there’s a new Muppet show on ABC-TV, and you have to shoo your kids out of the room when it comes on. The Muppets have been reconfigured as “adult entertainment”—and you know what that means, when Hollywood says it. The new sex-saturated Muppets have even grossed out GQ, Gentleman’s Quarterly, not widely known for its prudishness. And you know kids are going to be watching it, parents notwithstanding.

Not to miss out on the industrial-scale sexualization of the children, our progressive friends at appear to be launching a Be-Kind-to-Pedophiles campaign. Salon published an emotional confession by a man afflicted with a sexual desire for small children. He swears he has never acted on this dark urge that torments him constantly, and never will. I take his words at face value, and believe him. He has suffered much.

But it always starts like this, doesn’t it? With a sob story. With an appeal to our natural sympathies. We start out trying to spare a woman the horrors of the back-alley abortion with a coat hanger, and wind up with 50 million abortions and Planned Parenthood cutting up babies while they’re still alive so they can sell the parts. This game has been run on us before, and Salon is running it again.

What does anyone suppose will happen if we get rid of the extreme moral and legal sanctions against pedophilia? Don’t think that nothing will happen. The merry academics at Temple University, just to name one culprit, have for years been pushing for the normalization and acceptance of “intergenerational sex” as a permitted lifestyle.

It’s hard to say who is more to blame for the total lack of resistance to efforts to debauch our culture—the schools or the churches. As evidence that neither institution functions as it should, the Internet is chock-full of sites offering to arrange, magically, for all your wishes to come true.

Did you know you can ask “the universe” to grant your wishes? What do they mean, “the universe”? Rocks and trees, stars and planets? Ants? Is this what we get for public education at $100,000 a head? Is this what we get from our churches, whose duty is to preach the sovereignty of God?

There wouldn’t be so many of these sites if an awful lot of people weren’t buying into this.

‘Round and ‘round the drain our culture goes, ever downward. Is it any wonder that we get mass shootings, 70 percent of African-American babies born out of wedlock, and cultural pathologies out the wazoo?

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A young woman, who had already had several babies without benefit of marriage, recently told me her plan for the rest of her life: Win the lottery, and move out West to buy a horse farm.

You may argue that she was a unique example of flagrant idiocy; but if you do, it means you haven’t been paying much attention to what’s been happening to our culture. We have, so many of us, turned away from God, from Jesus Christ our Savior, onto a path that leads only to destruction: “Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction” (Matthew 7:13).

And it’s getting kind of crowded, too.

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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on





‘Round and ‘round the drain our culture goes, ever downward. Is it any wonder that we get mass shootings, 70 percent of African-American babies born out of wedlock, and cultural pathologies out the wazoo?