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The word scum is defined as (1) "A layer of impurities that accumulates at the surface of a liquid,"" and (2) as “a low, worthless, or evil person; people who are bad, despicable; such persons collectively; riffraff; dregs.” In this article “scum” is being referred to in terms of the latter definition.

“Scum” morally and politically has risen to the top of, and pretty much permeates, American society. A rapid accumulation of scum has risen to the top of our institutions. Beginning in the late fifties and early sixties and accelerating since then, this sort of scum has taken charge of the hiring and promoting and the setting of policy in our institutions. Consequently, Americans are for the most part now effectively governed, educated, informed, entertained and otherwise influenced by scum. Explaining and compounding this situation is scum that has settled in and on a large segment of what professes to be Christianity.


Americans now have an appetite for scum. Violence, vulgarity and vileness are high ticket items. The most demonstrably godless celebrities are the most popular. Politicians most adept at lying stealing and supporting wickedness are rewarded by their political cronies and returned to office again and again by their voting constituencies. Again, all this is explained and compounded by the scummy spirituality that prevails where pastors can't be too scripturally disqualified to be accepted and where what goes on in the name of worship can't be too weird, worldly or biblically wrong to be applauded.

Scum can and needs to be filtered out, skimmed off and gotten rid of in America. This needs to begin with those who make up the “house of God” (1 Pet. 4:17). “if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land" (2 Chron. 7:14).


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