The U.S - Most Immoral Nation?

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, April 25, 2002

The U.S - Most Immoral Nation?

Did you hear about the sermon last Sunday at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City? Monsignor Eugene Clark, who was filling in for Cardinal Edward Egan as the cardinal flew to Rome for consultations on the pedophile priest problem, called the United States "probably the most immoral country in the western hemisphere."

He also labeled homosexuality "a disorder" and said that admitting homosexual students into seminaries was a "grave mistake." The New York archdiocese distanced itself from Monsignor Clark, saying he spoke for himself.

I'm not sure how you judge a country's morality, but Cuba might come in for being less moral that the United States, and how about Brazil where crime and sexual promiscuity is far worse than here?

Perhaps if the monsignor had said that no nation has been given as much, or been blessed as much, as America, but has thrown those gifts and blessings back in God's face...perhaps that would be a little easier to swallow. Still, it was quite a sermon. We don't hear many like it anymore. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.