"Duck Dynasty" star Korie Robertson believes that America has "turned away from God" and that the ramifications have been profound, telling The Church Boys podcast that the decision to separate from God is leading to confusion among the masses.
"We've turned away from God. We've said to God, basically, 'No thank you. I think we know better,'" said Robertson, author of the new book "Strong and Kind." "And ... it's showing in the way that our young people are growing up and the respect that our young people have for authority, and the way that people are acting towards each other."
In discussing her book, which focuses on helping parents instill character in their children, Robertson also said that there's a dearth of positive character traits among many of the most prominent members of our society, including politicians.
"I think we've excused politicians for way too long," she said. "We've not held them up to be people of character, people of good values, people we'd want our children to be."
And when asked how President Barack Obama's administration has handled faith, Robertson was candid.
"Well, I don't think they really have handled faith. I think that they've shied away from it and I think that we are seeing the results of that," she said. "When we shy away — when we turn away from God — we do see the results of that."
Listen to Robertson discuss her new book "Strong and Kind" and her feeling that America has turned away from God starting at the 18:50 mark below:
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Robertson was careful to note that she would never want a president who would legislate Christianity.
"I don't want anybody imposing their beliefs on me ... but I do think we need to have a president [who] loves God and honors him and has the values that he tells us [are] right," she said.
With turning away from God, has come profound confusion about right and wrong — something that Robertson believes has contributed to the rapid moral decline that many believe has taken root in America.
"We're all so confused about what's right and wrong, what we value, and what we consider heroic and what we consider important," she said. "And we've actually lost confidence in the truth and in who we are."
This Feb. 24, 2013 file photo shows Willie Robertson, left, and Korie Robertson, of the reality TV show, "Duck Dynasty", before the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
She's hoping that "Strong and Kind" will help inspire parents to instill character in their children — something that Robertson believes is badly needed in today's day and age.
"I think character is about who you are when nobody's looking," she said. "It's about how you live your life, how you go through your day and how you live with the values and virtues you know are important."
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