Rascal Flatts Co-Founder Jay DeMarcus: Without Christian Roots America Sinks ‘into Darkness’

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 24: Musician Jay DeMarcus attends a press conference to announce the launch of a new Christian music Label Red Street Records at Analog at the Hutton Hotel on October 24, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Rascal Flatts co-founder and bass player Jay DeMarcus says he is “not preachy,” but laments the loss of America’s Christian roots.

“We’ve really gotten away from the Christian principles that the country was founded upon,” Jay DeMarcus told host Tom Shillue on Fox News Radio Tuesday. “But the further and further we get from it the more I feel like our country and our world sinks more into darkness and it’s disturbing to me.”

DeMarcus said that his Christian faith has gotten him through many tough situations in his life and he only wishes other people might give God a chance.

“I think you have to do is be real about the situation that we live in and be real about your life and I know that when people go to their rooms and their closets and they’re by themselves people deal with deep hurt and deep pain and all I’m saying is there may be another solution out there,” he said.

“Being a believer is not about being perfect,” DeMarcus said. “It’s about admitting that you need help. We’re all broken, flawed individuals put on this world that aren’t meant to do this alone.”

Saying he does not like to climb up on a “soapbox,” DeMarcus said that for him, Christianity has a powerful message of hope.

“We need somebody that I believe is greater than us that sent his Son to die for us and at the end of the day that has been a strong source of strength and hope for me in my own life and I believe it can be for other people,” he added.

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