Cultural critics and religious leaders alike decry the decline of America's moral values. Just how bad is it? Join Michael Smith for a conversation with David Kupelian on today's Home School Heartbeat.
David Kupelian is vice president and managing editor of World Net Daily, one of the world's major news websites. Thanks for joining us this week, David.
Well, thanks, Mike, it's great to be here.
You recently wrote a provocative two-part column for World Net Daily about negative media influences on our children. How has our culture declined in the last generation?
Well, Mike, you know, when I was a little boy I watched Leave It to Beaver and Zorro and The Andy Griffith Show—things like that—and today kids are watching MTV and raunchy so-called "reality shows." Popular music back then was catchy, it had a melody, and it was about boy-meets-girl. Today, with gangster rappers, it's a lot more like boy-rapes-girl. Today, sex and pornography really are permeating television, the movies, the Internet, the advertising and marketing worlds—really the entire culture. We're looking at a major rebellion against the Judeo-Christian worldview. And now I know that, with some, it's really hardcore rebellion against God himself, and with others it's no doubt a cry for help.
Well, thank you, David. We look forward to hearing more about your article in World Net Daily. And until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
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