We’ve come a long way, baby? America was not founded by a people who wanted the freedom to pursue the moral doctrines of Sodom and Gomorrah but by a people who wanted the freedom to pursue the righteousness of God.
The Story of the English Puritans, Reformation and Revival, published in 1910, author John Brown said this;
“The fundamental idea of Puritanism…was the supreme authority of the Scriptures brought to bear upon the conscience…the Puritan, whether narrow or broad, mistaken or enlightened, seemed to himself at least to be aiming not at singularity (uniqueness) but at obedience to that higher spiritual order prevailing in the Universe, which he recognized as being the mind of God, and therefore of more authority than the mere…requirements of man.”
Alexis de Tocqueville said this;
“Persecuted by the government of the mother country, and disgusted by the habits of a society which the rigor of their own principles condemned, the Puritans went forth to seek some rude and unfrequented part of the world where they could live according to their own opinions and worship God in freedom.” De Tocqueville, Alexis, Democracy in America, Ch. 2
Now we find ourselves in a nation where the government has removed all vestiges of God from the classroom, outlawing prayer and inserting atheist fairy tales into the science curriculum. All under the guise of a pretended religious neutrality. Homosexual behavior is being endorsed by the government at all cost, despite an increase in sexual plagues associated with the behavior and is aggressively persecuting those who would resist giving their open approval for religious reasons. When states have voted in defense of traditional marriage laws, the government has sent department of justice agents to require judges to overrule such votes.
By government mandate biological males are now allowed to use the girls facilities in public schools. We’ve come a long way baby? Yes, but I’m not sure that the direction is upward, but rather a downward freefall from religious freedom and moral stability, towards a cesspool of chaos. It will take a strong moral revolution to recover and strong resistance to even slow the fall. And unlike the Puritans, we have no territory to which we can flee.
Fortunately, we still have the same God to flee to for help, and the same Scriptures to stand on.