O’Reilly: Secular Growth in U.S. Could Lead Us to Collapse Like the Roman Empire

Bill O’Reilly brought up a new poll tonight about declining religious numbers in the U.S., blaming a corrosive culture egged on by the rap industry, Hollywood, and advocates for drug legalization.

A new Pew poll finds that less people identify themselves as Christians than did a few years ago, and there’s been a rise in the number of people who identify themselves as religiously “unaffiliated.”

And that troubles O’Reilly, who declared “people of faith are being marginalized b a secular media and pernicious entertainment.” And there’s a corrosive culture to blame, he said, where the rap industry “glorifies depraved behavior,” movies and TV shows “promote non-traditional values,” and people are pushing to legalize certain drugs.

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He warned that nations that prioritize “individual gratification” end up in serious trouble. O’Reilly invoked the collapse of the Roman Empire and said, “The same thing is happening in America today, but it can be fixed if the electorate wakes up.”

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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