“I suggest to you that America needs a prophet today. A prophet who will set before the nation the essential choices. In the words of that great poet and the essayist J. B. Holland: ‘God give us men - men whom the lust of office does not kill, men whom the spoils of office can not buy, men who possess opinions and the will, men who have honor, men who will not lie, men who can stand before a demagogue and damn his treacherous flatteries without winking. Tall men...who live above the fog in public duty and in private thinking.’
Millions of people in America live in moral fogs. They move in a sort of spiritual twilight, modified immorality. Modified dishonesty is the practice of millions more. Surely the time has come for us to be honest about it. If we have thrown away our national heritage... If we no longer believe that this nation was founded under God... If, contrary to what is stamped upon our coins, our trust is not in God but in Baal... Let us say so. Let us, at least, not be hypocrites.
Yes, like the ancient Hebrew nation, America needs a prophet like an Elijah... a prophet who will have the ear of America and will say to her now, ‘If the Lord be God then follow Him; but if Baal, then follow him, and go to hell!”
~Dr. Peter Marshall
not really a p.c. sermon. Preach it, Marshall! and this was back in 1950-ish.
The book, "A Man Called Peter" and movie by the same title are something to get your hands on. The movie is available on Netflix. fyi.