by Mike Pyatt
In the early 1980’s, a long-time Hoosier friend, and colleague, now deceased, lifetime Catholic, after musing on the rapidly changing U.S. culture, whispered, “I don’t care to live to see same sex marriage as law of the land.” He didn’t. It was his nine grandkids that concerned him. Neither of us would’ve imagined the slide would be so rapid. That slide has been further lubricated by the loss of cultural memory. Evangelicals weren’t as prescient at reading the Signposts either. How’d we miss the longterm influence of compulsory sterilization, primarily of Black girls and women in Harlem, championed by Democrat eugenicist, Margaret Sanger, in the 1930’s, as a harbinger of the killings fields of Planned Parenthood. There were Signposts along the road to moral decay. Most chose to ignore them; others were in denial; many were disengaged. A few sounded a clarion call. We’re told to be “tolerant” of lifestyles that are execrable at the core, and inimical to clear Biblical teaching. Sadly, many chose tolerance at a cost they failed to calculate.