Is There A Link Between The Rise In Gun Deaths In America, And The Decline of Faith In God?
The exclusion of God in the United States began in 1962, with the removal or prayer and Bible reading in schools. Atheist Parents in 1962 objected to a simple prayer that asked God to bless the school, teachers, and parents, so that students might prosper and grow in their lives. The following are the words to that prayer:
“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen.”
It’s hard to imagine how something as sincere and purely motivated, could be denied students and teachers. It was this first assault upon the free exercise of religion that began the downfall of American society. From this first error in removing school prayer and permitting students to read the Bible, our nation has progressively declined to it current state of perversion, lawlessness, murder and death.
See the timeline of America’s moral decline
The errors of a liberal Supreme Court in their interpretation of the First Amendment protection of religion as a right of free exercise, caused our nation to descend into the pervasive and perverse behavior we find in our nation today.
1962: The end of school prayer. In Engle v. Vitale, the Supreme Court reinterpreted the First Amendment’s protection of religion as a right of free exercise because of complaints from atheist parents.
Excluding God from the conscience of its citizens, beginning in our schools, directed at our youth, allowed the enemies of God to commenced upon an assault directed at the hearts and minds of school children.
The Stunning Evidence Of America’s Moral Decline
Throughout history when any nation and people have begun to forget God and the Bible, the path of these nations were littered with moral failure and national decline.
In the 60 years since God was relegated from American schools, the nation has deteriorated and arrived at a place of violence, immorality, lawlessness, evil and perversion. Good is now called evil, and evil is now defined as Good. American has lost its way, and our people are sick in their souls.
The Link Between School Shootings And Atheism
No place is the moral failure of America more clear than in recent years. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “More Americans died of gun-related injuries in 2021 than in any other year on record.” In 2021, 48,830 people died from gun-related injuries in the United States.
Guns are often blamed for death, but if we are honest in our conclusions, it is people who use guns to kill, that are at fault. It is the hearts and minds of people that cause them to take a gun, or any other weapon, and kill or injure people. Even if we confiscated all 800 million guns that are owned in the United States, people would find something else to hurt or kill people.
- 2022 Saskatchewan stabbings: On September 4, 2022, 29 people were stabbed, 11 of whom were killed.
- 2022 University of Idaho stabbings: In the early hours of November 13,
- 2022, four University of Idaho students were fatally stabbed in their off-campus residence in Moscow, Idaho.
- 2016 Sagamihara knife attack: At 2:20 am on 26 July 2016, a man launched a knife attack at a center for the disabled people at Sagamihara, a town west of Tokyo, Japan. 19 residents of the care center were killed, and an additional 26 people were wounded.
- 2014 Kunming attack: On March 1, 2014, a group of eight male and female attackers wielding knives attacked a railway station at Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan, in the southwest of China. 31 people were killed, and a further 141 were wounded.
- Perhaps we should confiscate and ban all knives?
- In 2020, 38,824 people were killed by cars and trucks in the U.S. in 2020, 3,608 people were killed by guns in the U.S.
- Perhaps we should ban all cars?
People kill people; not knives, cars, and guns. Change hearts; people will love instead of kill.
It is the exclusion of God and His Word, that has caused our descent from a nation with a moral compass, to a people dominated by self and selfishness. Pervasive and unchecked sin in any nation, represents a complete disruption of the order, beauty, and purpose for human beings that God wanted us to experience. We see how true this is today as we are in constant dismay over the neverending violence, rebellion, and evil that is seen on the news and in social media every day. A nation that forgets God is destined to this fate.
It is the consistent removal of God from the human conscience by atheist and progressive militants, that has caused hearts to be filled with despair, depression, hopelessness, anger, and violence.
Chosen Lifestyles Determined By Moral Choices, And Cause Hearts That Kill
Covenant Christian school shooter Audrey Hale wrote a manifesto that reveals both the motive and the national crisis that has ensued through the acceptance and normalization of sexual perversion. Hale, a 28 year old transgender male, attended Covenant school as a child, resenting the teaching of the Bible that describes same-sex and transgender behavior as sinful.
The manifesto written by Audrey Hale, reveals the danger of promoting transgender behavior in the hearts and lives of young people, and the stunning and horrendous consequences.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland, professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University, said:
“When people intent on killing others write manifestos, they want their motivation to be publicized. Sometimes, it’s a suicide note, but it can also be an attempt to punish or to inspire others to follow their lead.”
Ramsland, is the author of “Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers.” She writes: “such killers typically “vent” against people, institutions or their own social standing.”
The reason Hale’s manifesto has not been made public, although its contents are known by many leaders, is that transgender behavior and the push to have this lifestyle normalized in every aspect of human society, is deceptive in its agenda. Understanding that the true source of same-sex and transgender behavior is rooted in the kingdom of darkness ruled by satan, his primary method is to always remain unknown. If satan was visible and easily discerned by the population of humans on earth, he would quickly lose his battle to inflict evil and death upon human beings.
It is by making people think that satan doesn’t exist, that he is able to be effective. and undetected. Whenever a Christian tells an atheist or progressive that transgender agenda is a tactic of satan to destroy human society, they laugh. The same blindness that causes the unbeliever to deny the existence of God, also prevents them from understanding that satan is ruling over this present world.
“…satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” ~2 Corinthians 4:4
The primary way that satan works to undermine the work of God on earth today, to save people, is by deception. What was the first thing that satan said to Eve?
“The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” ~Genesis 3:1
“Did God really say?” The question satan presents to Eve is stated in an attempt to get her to question the words of God. If satan can convince people that the Bible is not really true, then they will not believe that there is a future judgment. If people don’t believe the Bible is true, then no behavior that people choose for themselves is forbidden. There is actually an attempt by some today, to convince people that Jesus never said anything about same-sex or transgender people.
What Did Jesus Say About Same-Sex And Transgender Behavior?
The greatest evidence that we are living in the final days before the return of Jesus, is seen in the present assault of human society by the immoral and perverse. Jude describes Jesus as the agent who delivered the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt, only to destroy that generation in the desert for their unfaithfulness:
“I want to remind you, though you already know these things, that Jesus first rescued the nation of Israel from Egypt, but later he destroyed those who did not remain faithful.” ~Jude 1:5
Jude continues in his illustration of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, where this same Jesus, acting as Yahweh in Genesis 19:24, destroyed all the men of these cities;
“And don’t forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God’s judgment.” ~Jude 1:7
Jesus removes all ambiguity regarding whether He approves of same-sex and transgender behavior. Jesus was the agent who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:24, because of these sins. God wants all people to be saved, but He has no tolerance for sin, and He requires repentance by all of us, before He grants salvation.
“I tell you that unless you all repent and turn to God, you will all be lost.” ~Luke 13:3-5
It Was Transgender Behavior That Propelled Audrey Hale Into the Murder of Six People
Audrey Hale, was just 28-years-old when she entered Covenant School with the intent to make Christians pay for their preaching against the sin of same-sex, and transgender behavior. One of the targets by Hale was the 9-year old daughter of the Pastor of the church that founded Covenant School. Hale made it a point to single out the pastor’s daughter as a statement of her hatred for Christians, God, and the Bible. The reason that Hale’s Manifesto has not been made public yet is that it will prove that this agenda is true. This revelation will greatly harm the cause of transgender people to continue their agenda of inclusiveness in all of human society.
Criminal Profiler, John Kelly, said the following:
“It’s not like Hale just did an instant delusional flip or had a real quick psychotic break with reality. This was planned out. Hale put time into this. Hale was very, very functional.”
The National Police Association, and many law enforcement groups are very concerned about the cover up of Hale’s Manifesto. They feel that, “the work of city police is being interfered with by “outside influences” seeking to keep the manifesto secret.”
These agencies have stated publicly: “State law is “simple and straightforward” and the documents must be disclosed unless they fall under an exemption, said Doug Pierce, the lawyer representing the National Police Association and private investigator Clata Brewer in a lawsuit against the City of Nashville and Davidson County.”
Rule 16 of Tennessee law, requires that “any documents produced or received by government agencies conducting public business become public records unless they fall into an exempted category.” Because Hale is dead, attorneys have argued that, “there is no active law enforcement proceeding.”
Transgender Studies And The Origin Of Sexual Identity
“The manifesto gives them the opportunity to feel powerful while they write it as they envision the damage they’ll exact against a society that otherwise ignores them.” ~Dr. Katherine Ramsland, DeSales University
One of the important facts concerning the Covenant School Shooting, is the fat that Hale “had attended the school as a child,” and she “had recently begun identifying as a transgender male, according to police, and while the attack is believed to have been planned in advance, the motive remains unclear.”
The First Occurence Of A Transgender Male Committing Mass Murder At A Christian School
Criminal Profiler, John Kelly, who also studied Las Vegas shoot, Stephen Paddock, noted that Hale is unique amongst all school shooters, both in her claim to be a male, and her choice of a Christian school. This was no accident.
“The manifesto really has to be analyzed to the nth degree,” Kelly said. “Hopefully, it will give us some answers because he (she) is a rare mass murderer, in being declaring himself a male – and we haven’t seen this before.”
It is inevitable that as force continues to be exerted by transgender persons to be accepted in every area of human society, members of this group will use horrific means to punish those who oppose them. There is no greater opposition to the same-sex, transgender idealism than born again Christians who believe the Bible is the word of God.
Genuine Christians do not hate same-sex or transgender persons, but they do hate the behavior that is exhibited by this abhorrent lifestyle. Why is this true? God is Holy and morally perfect. He created human beings as a reflection of Himself, to also be holy in all our conduct, and properly reflect His nature. This is the reason that God speaks so harshly in regard to LGBTQ and transgender behavior. It is a contradiction of the purpose for which God created us. It would be similar to us creating a beautiful piece of art that someone uses to clean garbage and filth with.
God created all human beings to glorify Himself. It is our purpose to live in a way that reflects His moral perfection. We are to be pure and undefiled in our bodies, minds, words, and actions. We were created to love, be kind, patient, gentle, and have hearts of integrity. Our bodies were created for Holy and righteous living, and we are supposed to see ourselves as special and singular among all of God’s creation.
We are not animals who live by instinct, and without thought for our actions. We are thinking beings who were created to be the highest of all creation. When this present world comes to an end and Jesus returns to conduct final judgment, only those who lived their lives to glorify God with their bodies, minds and spirit, will be permitted to enter the perfect world that God has prepared for us. There will be no evil or immoral persons in heaven:
“Don’t you realize that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.” ~1 Corinthians 6:9-10
When a person chooses to use their body for abhorrent sexual gratification, this is a great offense to God and is an action of violence against His person. When we see the New City that God will make for those who love Him, the sexually perverse are outside the gates to the city, and will never enter it:
“Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life. Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.” ~Revelation 22:14-15
Audrey Hale had found an outlet for the anger she felt inside for Christians, God, and the Bible. She planned her attack methodically, targeting the objects of her greatest hatred. Changing her name to, “Aiden Hale,” identifying as a transgender male on social media, she left a long trail of hatred for all things that God loves.
Records indicate that Hale was under current care by a doctor for an undisclosed emotional disorder, according to police who had these records. Hale had no prior criminal record, but experts who have studied her manifesto revealed tremendous evidence or her self-portrait, despising Christians and the God they love.
Criminal Profiler, John Kelly, said that in the days and weeks that led up to the slaughter of children at the Christian school, Hale had dehumanized these persons, and made them nothing more than garbage to be taken out. Kelly characterized Hale as a very sick person, made ill by her idealistic choice to live as a transgender person, and in hatred against God and the Bible.
If anyone thinks that transgender persons are of no danger to people who love God, Audrey Hale demonstrated in graphic detail, this is absolutely not true. These facts are revealed in the manifesto she left behind.
- The Collapse Of Morality In America Under The Guise Of Tolerance And Inclusion
- The Stunning Evidence Of America’s Moral Decline
- Did God Cause America To Exist?
- Abortion Is Overturned: What It Means For America
- The Sovereignty Of God In American Politics
- Returning Moral Clarity To American Life
- Prayer For America: For Such A Time As This
- When America Abandons God: The Signs And The Consequences
- America’s Spiritual Heritage
- Transgender Rights and the Constitution
 1. 1962: The end of school prayer. In Engle v. Vitale, the Supreme Court reinterpreted the First Amendment’s protection of religion as a right of free exercise because of complaints from parents. The following is the prayer that parents objected to: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee, and we beg Thy blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers and our country. Amen.”
2. 1962: A change in the national abortion law is advocated by the American Law Institute.
3. 1963: The national debt for the United States is $306 Million dollars, the GDP is $645 million. In 2015, the national debt will grow to over 18 Trillion dollars.
4. 1963: A Lower Court rules that the Bible is no longer allowed in public schools. In Abington v. Schempp, the court determined that no school board or state law had the right to require students to read Bible scriptures at the start of the school day.
5. 1963: The Supreme Court rules that prayer is not allowed in school. Madalyn Murray O’Hair founds “The American Atheists.” In Murray v. Curlett, the Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 in favor of abolishing school prayer and Bible reading in public schools.
6. 1965: Homosexual activists picket the White House and Pentagon. In San Francisco, gay activists conduct the first gay drag ball. The first gay community center opens in San Francisco.
7. 1965: Griswold v. Connecticut; the U.S. Supreme Court established that the U.S. Constitution guaranteed homosexuals the right to privacy, though this right is not explicitly stated in the Constitution.
8. 1966: Time Magazine declares that “God is Dead.”
9: See the Essay: “The Stunning Evidence Of America’s Moral Decline”
 “What the data says about gun deaths in the U.S.,” Pew Research: https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads/2023/04/26/what-the-data-says-about-gun-deaths-in-the-u-s/
 From a statement by, Dr. Katherine Ramsland, DeSales University
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