My neighbor told me today that Jesus is going to punish America for allowing abortion. This wasn’t just rhetoric for her, she truly believes it, and she’s scared.
But here’s the thing: There was a time when abortion was illegal, prayer in school was mandatory, and gays were safely ensconced in the closet. This was the time of the Great Depression, the polio epidemic, and two world wars.
Since then we’ve legalized abortion, removed state-sponsored prayer from schools, and gays are allowed to walk freely among us- and we’ve entered an unprecedented era of peace, health, and prosperity.
There are things she should be legitimately worried about.
Divine retribution should not be on her list.