The late Robert H. Bork saw it coming. His book, Slouching Toward Gomorrah, examined America’s decline in morality and movement into cultural decay. He gave the title to his book in terms reflecting on the poet Yeats’ 1919 poem, ”Slouching Toward Bethlehem.”
The United States was not, in Bork’s view, moving toward salvation of any sort, but toward depravity not unlike that which brought the wrath of the Almighty upon the infamous cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Bork was arguably the most distinguished, conservative legal scholar of his era. He served as a Yale Law School professor, solicitor general, acting attorney general, and a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. President Ronald Reagan nominated him for the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987. Many readers will remember the upheaval created by Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the Democrat Party over the nomination at the time. Bork was ultimately rejected by the Senate.
The proceedings in the “Borking” of the distinguished legal scholar (as Kennedy scoffingly called the travesty he caused against Bork and later Clarence Thomas) was itself indicative of the decline in morality and culture of which Bork forewarned. The salacious accusations–none of which were proven–were but a foretaste of what we’ve since seen take place against another innocent person, President Donald J. Trump.
That we have surpassed the good judge’s prediction that the nation was slouching toward Gomorrah could not, in my estimation, be clearer. The title of this commentary is, therefore, altogether fitting and appropriate, I think.
An emailer a week or two ago set me to thinking seriously on just how far down that slimy slide into the immorality America has moved. The emailer was reporting firsthand what went on in the very streets in front of her shop.
Here is a considerable portion of her report. My thanks to her for permitting me to share it with you.
This past weekend our city put on what they referred to as an arts festival. When I opened the blind on my shop I thought of that old television show, The Twilight Zone, only married to The Walking Dead.
An old friend, who is a police officer, actually kind of sheltered in place in my store for most of the day. He is not a believer but he is very distressed at what he sees and told me of the masses of police officers that are retiring early or committing suicide.
No matter the age, biological sex, race or nationality, full-on weirdness was the order of the day. Two “married” women carrying a small child walking a large dog wearing a huge purple tutu, men holding hands, women with half their heads shaved and the rest dyed in every color you could imagine.
They made a point of making direct and pretty hostile eye contact, almost like a dare.
I told my dad that I thought the aggressiveness of this “pride” movement reminded me of the people of Sodom, hanging around the town square and trying to push into Lot’s home. I see a parallel in behaviors. Homosexuals have been with us for a long time, but, it’s this new aggressive, in-your-face mob that makes me think time is about up.
I kept my door locked the entire day and closed at 4 pm. I sensed a great deal of hostility…not the America of just over a decade ago, Charlie Brown Christmas, and It’s a Wonderful Life…
We have crossed some threshold and I don’t see us going back. I saw an awful lot of rainbow-colored rosaries, the nearest Catholic church having a homosexual priest. Tarot card readings, magical crystals, and pet consultations with the local witch being another attraction.
The emailer expressed, then, the thought of many who anticipate Titus 2:13:
“I would be so sad if I did not know we are all going AWAY very soon to the most wonderful place anyone can imagine.”
Hourly news reports validate our emailer’s concerns. The movement toward cultures and societies becoming more like that of Sodom and Gomorrah is worldwide–and intensifying in its evil. It is becoming increasingly dangerous, for example, for anyone to oppose that evil.
A majority in Brazil’s Supreme Court has voted in favor of making homophobia and transphobia crimes.
Six out of 11 judges voted to consider discrimination against gays and transgender people equivalent to racism…
“Homophobic crimes are as alarming as physical violence,” Supreme Court Vice-President Luiz Fux said on his vote, citing “epidemic levels of homophobic violence”.
For almost 20 years there have been efforts to make homophobia a crime in Brazil, but legislation on the matter has faced resistance among conservative and religious groups in Congress, the BBC’s Julia Carneiro in Rio reports.
The decision at the Supreme Court means that offences are to be punished under the country’s racism law until Congress approves specific legislation to protect LGBT people, our correspondent adds.
The remaining judges will vote in a session scheduled for 5 June. (“Majority in Brazil’s top court to make homophobia and transphobia crimes, BBC, 24 May, 2019)
It is wrong for any people to be mistreated in any way whatsoever. Those caught up in the LGBT and other such anti-God activities are not to be mistreated, but prayed for and given the gospel light so that they might turn to Jesus Christ. However, Satan is turning up the pressure, it is obvious, to prompt the world of rebels to force the rest of us to condone their depravity as acceptable.
That old serpent is, thereby, indeed causing many to slither with him toward Sodom.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. (Luke 17:28-30)
Amen too this article. Praise God. Lord Jesus, please have MERCY on America and all countries that STAND FOR YOU. Please forgive all lgbers. In Jesus name amen.
The term “slithering” makes me think of a lethargic Texas grey rat snake. What we are witnessing in these last days is more like and angry black Mamba chasing down a hapless threat.
Speaking about slithering toward Sodom, we now have June designated as an LGBT pride month. Just when you didn’t think it would get worse, it does!
Here we have yet another disgusting example of people calling good evil, and evil good – another symptom of the “reprobate mind” syndrome that now seems to be pandemic.
Many years ago when reading about just how bad the judgments are in Revelation. they just seemed off the wall to me in severity. Not so any more.
What has surprised me is how bad it has gotten – so fast! It seems that ever since the turn of the Twenty-First Century, the pedal has been to the metal as far as depravity goes.
Now when I read Revelation, it seems to me now that the punishments indeed fit the crimes.
We have, after all, been warned!
So true so true Pastor, I have never seen such a shove in the faces of us all for all these antics. I don’t’ understand, it’s gotten so blatant. I just continue to read the scriptures and know that this is what the Lord has said would happen. I am calmed in my spirit knowing that I and my family will be leaving these acts of debauchery soon. I have never seen anything like this, try watching some Youtube. People just preaching love and forgiveness and the nuts come and spit on them, hit them, telling them they are preaching hate. The truth hurts is all I can say. We were all once something, and the kindness and Mercy of our Lord turned our hearts. I do pray for them when I see all these people on tv. I don’t go out to festivals and things like that anymore, I go shopping early so I don’t hit crowds, i spend alot of time with my children and grandchildren, we do kid oriented activities so I don’t see to many crazy things.
I’m saddened by the way our own senators are supposed to be working for the people yet that is not the case. I’m saddened by the fact that the President of our great country continues to get abused and these people refuse to work with him. Yes, I’m saddened how things are going for our country! But all I can say is…Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ who has rescued us…past tense! We will be going home to where our citizenship is in heaven. We are sojourners here and we will be going home to our Heavenly Father so soon! Hold on to that promise All who have put their trust in Our Lord Jesus Christ!!!
This IS the time of full on weirdness. I have never seen so many comments about people thinking about the Rapture and how near it is. We too, try to go out to the stores early in the day. I just hope that the saved among us will quit scoffing the rapture and see what is before their eyes. People tend to get desensitized so easily. But I think the fast ramping up of the evil and weirdness will cause more Christians to start to wonder where we are in the timeline. Can you imagine what our country and the world will be like when we no longer have President Trump in office? God is giving us time to see the true wickedness rising up. There is definitely a division between good and evil becoming more obvious by the day.