These two stories, from two different states, are examples of just how far we've travelled down the slippery slope of moral decay and decline.
Alameda, California: Firefighters, Police stand by and watch a man drown. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news%2Flocal%2Feast_bay&id=8161285
Texas: Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery issues a ruling that bans prayer at high school graduation; also bans the words "benediction", "invocation",
“join in prayer,” “bow their heads,” “amen,” and “prayer.”
His ruling prohibits anyone from saying, “in [a deity’s name] we pray.” This is all because, according to Biery, the Plaintiff and his parents would "suffer irreperable harm" if any of those words were used. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/02/prayer-prohibited-at-graduation-ceremony