The religious landscape of the United States continues to change rapidly. Shoebat.com has consistently pointed out how Christianity is in serious decline, even just over the past decade, indicating a loss of 12 percentage points over a decade down to 65%, while the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009.
Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of population share. Currently, 43% of U.S. adults identify with Protestantism, down from 51% in 2009. And one-in-five adults (20%) are Catholic, down from 23% in 2009. Meanwhile, all subsets of the religiously unaffiliated population – a group also known as religious “nones” – have seen their numbers swell. Self-described atheists now account for 4% of U.S. adults, up modestly but significantly from 2% in 2009; agnostics make up 5% of U.S. adults, up from 3% a decade ago; and 17% of Americans now describe their religion as “nothing in particular,” up from 12% in 2009. Members of non-Christian religions also have grown modestly as a share of the adult population.
Additionally, most of these political polls include a question about religious attendance – “Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services? More than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never?” Taken together, these two questions (one about religious identity, the other about religious attendance) can help shed light on religious trends in the U.S.
The data shows that just like rates of religious affiliation, rates of religious attendance are declining.3 Over the last decade, the share of Americans who say they attend religious services at least once or twice a month dropped by 7 percentage points, while the share who say they attend religious services less often (if at all) has risen by the same degree. In 2009, regular worship attenders (those who attend religious services at least once or twice a month) outnumbered those who attend services only occasionally or not at all by a 52%-to-47% margin. Today those figures are reversed; more Americans now say they attend religious services a few times a year or less (54%) than say they attend at least monthly (45%). (source)
The entire story, which can be read at the link above, shows tremendous declines across all demographics.
This is not something to brag about “being right” either, for the souls of many people are being harmed right now.
But the decline is far worse than what most imagine. The easiest way to answer this question is to simply ask the question to those who claim to be Christians, what is their view on the sodomite issue.
The sodomite question is so important because it is very obvious that it is a sin. This is made clear throughout Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. There is no way to justify, for the sake of describing the practice accurately, masturbating in another man’s rectum.
I have yet to see a recent study on this, but it is known that over 75% of all Millennials and Zoomers support sodomite marriage. The word in question here is “marriage”, since it does not include the practice itself. One could say that one does not support sodomite marriage, but does not have a problem with sodomite behavior. If we consider these numbers- 75% support, and extrapolate them for the sake of argument to the 25% who say they oppose sodomite marriage, we can say that 18.25% support sodomite activity, meaning that 93.25% of all people born after 1982 support the practice.
Again, this 93.25% figure is NOT accurate- it is a simple extrapolation, and it should not be taken as “truth” in any sorts, but as a general estimate based on already existing trends. Likewise, it is also likely that if one was to look into that 7.75% remainder, it would probably be largely made up of foreigners, and for those born in the US, American blacks would hold the largest bloc, followed by hispanics, and then whites at the smallest. Again, this is NOT based on any sort of research done by myself, but simply extrapolating on already-established trends and placing them into their proper context as demonstrated by previous stories.
But this answer is why Christianity is in decline, among other issues. The Sodomite issue is a sin that “cries out to Heaven for vengeance”, and so it is very clear and heinous. Just as one cannot “serve two masters”, one cannot be a Christian and continue to support sodom- one must choose what he wants to believe in and follow. You can either be the “salt of the Earth”, or become like Lot’s wife, a pillar of salt established on the Earth as a warning to what happens to those who would give way to the evil ways that God has clearly rejected and warned about the consequences.