@American religious leaders failed American civilization!@
Yes, they failed to safeguard the national Judeo-Christian morality that was the foundation of the unique American civilization.
Very many rabbis and very many priests failed to separate the Judeo-Christian morality that the rabbis and priests were obligated (by God) to fight for it in the governing of the nation from the Church’s direct participation in the governing that the US Constitution forbids.
More specifically, they failed to defend the Ten Commandments as the governing legislative guidance for the US Government. The Ten-Commandments national governing should be supported even by the non-religious people because such governing treats all people as equals and defends the individual liberties for everybody.
They failed to resist those who were replacing the Ten-Commandments governing by other governing moralities designed with the purpose of creating the ‘human gods.’
How? It is simple.
To become a ‘human god’ you should substitute the unifying Ten-Commandments-morality governing by a governing morality that splits the people into the fighting tribes; then, you should offer yourself as a ‘human god’ who can bring the victory and the freebies to the tribes that are his troops.
And it was done by introducing the moralities of Communist Manifesto (Laborers vs. Proprietors), of Human Rights (Nationalism vs. Globalism), of BLM (Blacks vs. Whites), of Antifa (Imaginary Fascists vs. Imaginary non-Fascists), of Economic Equality (Poor vs. Rich), etc., that disunited the nation and allowed the contenders for the role of God to use the disunity to win the god’s throne.
The detailed understanding on how the Ten Commandments should shape the national governing is presented in the post “Understanding the Ten Commandments” in this Blog at Understanding the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17 NKJV) – Intellectual Judaism – it is about Judeo-Christian morality of the Nation! (intellectualjudaismjewishidentityincontemporaryjudeochristian.world)
In the governing of the nation, the ‘murdering’ of the Ten-Commandments-guided morality always leads to a totalitarian government because the spiritual and economic freebies that are given to one tribe are forcefully taken from another tribe and any forceful redistribution requires the totalitarian powers, and these powers create the human gods. The nowadays America has such human gods in the government, in the news-media, in the economy, on the internet …
What to do?
Probably, the best way would be for our religious leaders to become the true public fighters for restoration of the Ten-Commandments guidance in the governing of the nation.