Let's shelve political correctness for a few minutes.
Let's not, however, let hatred and prejudice reduce objective Truth to a compassionless act. Therefore, let's take a close look at who, and what, reigns as god in the American heart these days, and what suffices as religion in this technologically driven, fallen generation.
"At Lystra there was a crippled man, lame from birth, who had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking, who looked intently at him, saw that he had the faith to be healed, and called out in a loud voice, 'Stand up straight on your feet.' He jumped up and began to walk about. When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they cried out in Lycaonian, 'The gods have come down to us in human form.'" Acts 14:5-18
America is in peril because America is idolatrous.
Once upon a time, America was a Judaeo-Christian nation. Now America is a nation driven by idol worship. Men, and soon to be women, are elected to the highest office in the land simply because they belong to the race or gender which is up next for deification. No longer do they need integrity or capability. Now all they need is the kind of celebrity flair which inspires a perverse political worship. In Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton, we have two Americans who rule through the power of celebrity, and are worshipped through an ideology which only sees their representative race and gender as savior in a utopian, and romantic, desire for an unachievable, harmonious human equality.
Yet the worshippers fail to observe the god, and the goddesses, divisive and persecutory reign, crushing all opposition to the utopian acquisition of their dream. Harmonious human equality, through socialism and secularism is but a smoke-screen for tyranny.
Gods pop up in popular culture every day. Michael Sam is the new god of openly gay professional athletes in America. His lifestyle, though as old as the earth itself, is celebrated by high priestesses of 'tolerance,' such as Oprah Winfrey, as if it were a new gust of wind, a new spirit in America. As the lord-god-Michael-Sam is elevated among the pantheon of American gods, those who biblically, and ecclesially, oppose gay 'marriage,' and the homosexual lifestyle--such as Catholics, and a portion of the remaining faithfully vibrant Protestants, not to mention Moslems and Jew--become social outcasts, and possibly criminals, perpetrating the hate crime of following their religiously formed consciences.
The new American religion of 'tolerance' is nothing close to tolerant of opposition.
You would think that the One God would be safe in the American Catholic Church. Think again. The religion of affluence has created a spirit of indifference, or worse, a rejection of Church Teaching. God Obama has infected Catholics with a Pro-Choice vote. Goddesses, like those who are nuns who ride busses, infect Catholics with love for comfort and convenience in abortions, and contraception, and rebellion. In short, Holy Mother Church has been invaded, and infected, with a Trojan Horse full of idolatrous little demons who claim Catholicity, but practice something altogether demonic.
"Heaven is the heaven of the LORD, but the earth he has given to the children of men." Psalm 115:1-4, 15-16
In summary, America has turned its back on the God of heaven, putting all its chips on the gods and goddesses of the earth. In doing so, America has forgotten all the lessons of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ.
“Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him." John 14:21-26
Sad, but true, America has given up hope on the Resurrection because the Cross hurts too much!
Tougher people of the past, those who had hard lives, and hoped through the Cross, saw Christ in all the little things. Nowadays, through techno distractions, and government entitlements, not to mention the ideologies of liars, cheats, and murderers, Americans are too soft to reap the benefits of the Cross. Now they (we--since we are all tempted at times) prefer gods and goddesses who promise avoidance of pain, through slavery in anything and everything truly ungodly.
With so much fear of death and discomfort, America is a 'culture of death.'
We kill to stay comfy. We kill to avoid inconvenience. We abort and euthanize and contracept and persecute, all to avoid the Cross. We build a Tower of Babel in all the dead bodies mounting to heaven.
Yet only the Cross of Jesus will get us there.