Just read your recent sermon post on the Christian veg site - this sermon was right on and was inspiring and challenging.
There are, indeed, so many parallels (unfortunately) between wayward Israel and what is going on in America today. Humans are so willful and selfish - I wish that all preachers would be so direct and bold as you!!
Instead, many pastors give syrupy words and pats on the head when what we need is for them to speak truth boldly, confront sin and stand on the rock of the Word of God, as you did!