Bill O’Reilly Claims Rap Industry Causes Christianity’s Decline in America [VIDEO]
As America continues to change, so do people's religious beliefs. And if you're Bill O'Reilly, then you'll be blaming the entertainment industry for the decline of Christianity, specifically hip-hop.
According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, the number of Christians in America has dropped significantly. Americans are rejecting Christianity by 7.8 percent, as a result of polls done in 2007 and 2014. In 2007, 78.4 percent of Americans identified as some sect of Christianity. The number dropped to 70.6 percent in 2014.
Meanwhile, the amount of people in the U.S. who say they don't affiliate with an organized religion or deem themselves atheist or agnostic has spiked 50 percent from 16.1 percent in 2007, to 22.8 percent in 2014.
While there are probably a number of factors that can contribute to the decline of Christians in America, The O'Reilly Factor host claims that it is due to "secular media and pernicious entertainment." According to him, both sectors have "marginalized" "people of faith."
And just when you thought he would stop there, O'Reilly takes it a step further by calling out the "rap industry."
“The rap industry, for example, often glorifies depraved behavior, and that sinks into the minds of some young people, the group that is most likely to reject religion,” he said during the Fox News broadcast.
Aside from hip-hop, O'Reilly goes on to say that the movement toward the legalization of certain drugs, the Catholic church and immigration policies are essentially leading to Christianity's demise as well as the potential fall of the American nation.
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