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Franklin Graham Declares America Is in Crisis After Setting a Disturbing New Record

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An epidemic is sweeping across the United States of America and is growing bigger with every passing year.

In a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it was revealed that the number of sexually transmitted diseases has risen dramatically within the past year. According to CNN, the reported cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia have increased by 200,000 over the record high that was set in 2016.

The CDC reports that in 2017 there were around 2.3 million documented cases of STD’s in the US. The real number may be far higher due to unreported cases.

By far and away the most prevalent STD is chlamydia with over 1.7 million reported cases in the past year. Nearly 50% of those reported cases were diagnosed in women 15 – 24 years old.

The next highest STD count belongs to gonorrhea in which 555,608 cases were reported in 2017, nearly a 20% rise from the year before. Syphilis accounted for 30,644 cases in 2017, a steady increase from the prior year.

The dramatic rise in STD’s has public officials on high alert. “It is time that President Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declare STDs in America a public health crisis,” National Coalition of STD Directors executive director David Harvey said.

While public officials are clamoring for ways to deal with this growing crisis, Franklin Graham issued a statement that points to what he believes the real issue is and how it can best be solved:

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday that our nation has set another record, but it’s not one to celebrate. Last year nearly 2.3 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases were diagnosed in this country. That broke the record set in 2016 by nearly 200,000 cases. An STD expert says that President Trump should declare this a public health crisis.

I believe what America has is a moral crisis and a spiritual crisis. And it manifests itself in many ways, including this public health crisis. Sin always has a cost, a consequence. God loves us and wants to protect us. His Word tells us what to do: “Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body” (1 Cor. 6:18).

The real answer doesn’t lie in practicing their definition of safe-sex, increased testing, or funding for clinics as the experts recommend—the answer lies in hearts turning to God and living within the guidelines He gives us in His Word. That isn’t the politically correct answer, but it’s the truth.”

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