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AG Barr: Secularists Using ‘All the Forces of Mass Communication…in Unremitting Assault on Religion’

By Craig Bannister | October 14, 2019 | 11:40am EDT
Attorney General Bill Barr (Screenshot)

“This is not decay; this is organized destruction” of American society by militant secularists, U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr warned in a speech at the University of Notre Dame Law School on Friday.

Removal of Judeo-Christian values from society has left a void that no secular creed has been able to fill, Barr said:

"Among the militant secularism are many so-called progressives, but where is the progress? We are told we are living in a post-Christian era, but what has replaced the Judeo-Christian moral system?"

“What is it that can fill the spiritual void in the hearts of the individual person? And, what is the system of values that can sustain human social life?

“The fact is that no secular creed has emerged capable of performing the role of religion.”

Secularists are inflicting “organized destruction” upon American society by using every type of mass communication to wage a relentless attack on religion and traditional values, Barr said:

“This is not decay. This is organized destruction. Secularists and their allies have marshalled all the forces of mass communication: popular culture, the entertainment industry and academia in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.”

Barr said the moral breakdown has brought about “immense suffering and misery,” CNN reports:

"The campaign to destroy the traditional moral order has coincided and I believe has brought with it immense suffering and misery. And yet the forces of secularism, ignoring these tragic results, press on with even greater militancy," Barr said.

“The speech highlighted the efforts by the Justice Department to bolster faith-based organizations fighting for religious liberty in the courts.”

 

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