From Chuck Colson’s column on Christian Post. Read the entire article here.

If the Great Recession of 2008 has taught us anything, it’s that you can’t detach economic prosperity from moral issues. Greed, imprudent spending by individuals and by government, debt, all of these things brought our economy to where we are today. As I’ve said many times on BreakPoint, our economic collapse is the result of our moral and ethical collapse.

We don’t teach our kids that there are such things as right or wrong, and we wonder why they grow up to cheat and steal.

And the social costs of disintegrating traditional families in terms of crime, divorce, juvenile delinquency, are truly staggering.

You don’t think supporting traditional families — and marriage — matters? Well, then you’ve never been inside a prison, like I have. You haven’t met the thousands of young men and women I have who have told you about their missing fathers or their drugged-out moms.

No society that rejects the moral good can possibly stay solvent. The price tag for moral corruption, as we have learned, is simply too high.

  • Roger McKinney

    Colson: “our economic collapse is the result of our moral and ethical collapse.”

    Yeah. I don’t know why I bother to study economics. I just need to ask Colson if people are more immoral or less today and I can forecast the business cycle.

  • Robert Packer

    Chuck Colson is not a reputable voice of morality. The man is an opportunist and he even came up with a rationalization for the terrible war crime we committed in Iraq.

    It is very disappointing to see him cited here.