Barr Takes On Anti-Religion Crowd

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY OCTOBER 16, 20019

         ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR SPOKE LAST WEEK AT NOTRE DAME. THE MAJOR MEDIA IGNORED HIM BECAUSE HE SPOKE OF THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN AMERICA AND WE KNOW WHAT THE MEDIA THINK OF FAITH, DON’T WE?

         BARR LAMENTED THE WANING OF RELIGION’S INFLUENCE IN AMERICAN LIFE, WHICH, HE SAID, HAS LEFT MORE OF OUR CITIZENS VULNERABLE TO WHAT TOCQUEVILLE CALLED THE “SOFT DESPOTISM” OF GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCY. SECOND, TODAY’S SECULARISTS, HE SAID, ARE DECIDEDLY NOT OF THE LIVE-AND-LET-LIVE VARIETY.

         BARR SAID, “THE SECULAR PROJECT HAS ITSELF BECOME A RELIGION, PURSUED WITH RELIGIOUS FERVOR. IT IS TAKING ON ALL THE TRAPPINGS OF RELIGION, INCLUDING INQUISITIONS AND EXCOMMUNICATION. THOSE WHO DEFY THE CREED RISK A FIGURATIVE BURNING AT THE STAKE – SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL OSTRACISM AND EXCLUSION WAGED THROUGH LAWSUITS AND SAVAGE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS.”

         WE SEE THIS IN BETO O’ROURKE’S CALL TO REMOVE THE TAX EXEMPT STATUS OF PASTORS WHO PREACH WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT HUMAN BEHAVIOR.

THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE MORE TO PROTECT PEOPLE OF FAITH AND ADVANCE FREEDOM THAN ANY OTHER IN MEMORY. BARR IS CONTRIBUTING TO THAT EFFORT. I’M CAL THOMAS.