The Terrible Truth

Andy Richardson
1 min readMay 16, 2022

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil” (Isaiah 5:20).

The politics of hatred rule our land.

In our day, it is good to castigate your opponent, to dehumanize them, to want them dead. It is good to give guns to murdering white supremacists. It is good to kill babies in the womb. It is good to impose tolerance of sexual deviation. In our day, it is good to use algorithms to select and promote the worst behaviors on social media. It is good for the losing minority to seize power and overturn democratic elections.

No, it is a terrible day in America, and none of this is good.

The tip of the evil iceberg is rushing our way. There is no truth anymore that can’t be shouted down by cries of nationalistic politics. Tell a lie often enough and people will believe it. If you believe absurdities, it won’t be long before you accept atrocities. What was once unthinkable a generation ago is now commonplace. The devil is alive and well and blinding the eyes of people whose love has grown cold.

Politics isn’t the answer. Neither is education or social spending.

Time is running out, and judgment is coming.

May God have mercy on us all.



Andy Richardson

pastor, business owner, contractor, sports fan, and freelance writer