A Rasmussen poll on Oct. 17 found that 2 in 3 religious-minded American citizens (67%) agreed with the following observation:
“The problem is not that religion is being forced on others. The problem is that irreligion and secular values are being forced on people of faith.”
ChurchMilitant report: This exact observation was made by Attorney General William Barr a week earlier during his strongly-worded talk at Notre Dame. Even more telling, the poll found that half of all Americans (50%) affirmed Barr’s statement regardless of how important they viewed religion in their daily lives.
Barr clarified that religious values of Americans weren’t simply dissolving on their own but were, in fact, being attacked.
“This is not decay,” observed Barr, “it is organized destruction.”
He then identified certain organizations pushing these values on the American people.
“Secularists, and their allies among the ‘progressives,’ have marshaled all the force of mass communications, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values,” Barr asserted.
When asked in the survey if they agreed with this latter statement, more than half of Americans (61%) who treasured their faith agreed. Nearly half of all Americans polled (47%), religious or not, held this view to be true.
Barr’s talk on religious liberty at Notre Dame Law School on Oct. 11 was so tough that it prompted the poll to determine just how many Americans were really on board with Barr’s not-so-subtle message.
The attorney general, handpicked by President Donald Trump, emphasized that the attacks on religious freedom are given “an important priority in the Administration and for this Department of Justice.” He then detailed how the Trump administration is fighting for the religious liberty of each American.
They will not allow Article V Convention of States to move forward. They are afraid of that forum.