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Opinion: The Declension of the United States of America



In Webster’s Dictionary, the word “declension” is as follows:  A falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay.  It perfectly describes what is happening to the United States right before our eyes.  We are literally watching a society decline into the a...

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  1. Main line TV consistently demeans Christian values. I just watched the first season of Criminal Minds. It was stated that murder and violence were seldom seen in the satanic culture. The next paragraph detailed murders that were supposedly committed by Christian cults. The cults they described, I did not think were Christian but they insinuated that these were Christian cults. There was a statement that most of the serial psychotic killers were Christians. Just because TV says it , does not make it true. There is constant bashing and deriding of Christian values, republican and Trump in the name of comedy. There is very little negativity toward any democrat or democratic president. It is as if the media is engaged in the brainwashing of a nation.

  2. It would seen that this opinion piece by Rev. Harrell is possibly an article or sermon that was written over 16 years ago. The Massachusetts Supreme Court case that Rev. Harrell refers to is Goodridge v. Dept of Public Health by which that state legalized gay marriage. Rev Harrell goes on to warn that the same fate could await Georgia. Nowhere does the article make mention that the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage in 2015 for all states including Georgia. It is certainly strange to read an essay that talks about things that happened 16 years ago as current events. Particularly when the topic under discussion has changed so much since 2004.
    People and news outlets publish material from years ago all the time. But Rev. Harrell and The Augusta Press should clearly label it as such.

  3. To Rev. Harrell I say AMEN! AMEN! and AMEN. I keep remembering my grandmother being “horrified” at a television commercial featuring deodorant. She wondered “what is this world coming to?” That was during the 60’s. What in the world would Mimi think now! I just thank God that she is not here to witness all the disgusting behaviors, language, and crimes.
    At this point, I have decided that things are not going to get better and that the end times are very near. I just pray that Jesus will come and get us out of this World, take us home to Heaven, and let the evil play out among those who are enjoying it.

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