The Pulpit is Responsible
Brethren, our preaching will bear its fruits. If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree. If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics be…come so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.
Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation. (Charles Finney)
I would also add that if the gay agenda prevails in Springfield, MO, and this current council is in power in the next term; the pulpit is responsible, or should I say the absence thereof.