Barr: 'Militant Secularists'' trying to 'impose their values' on others
U.S. Attorney General William Barr clapped back at leftwing hysteria over his support of the First Amendment Tuesday in an interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Sirius XM.
‚ÄúI feel today religion is being driven out of the marketplace of ideas and there‚Äôs a organized militant secular effort to drive religion out of our lives,‚ÄĚ Barr told Dolan. ‚ÄúTo me the problem today is not that religious people are trying to impose their views on nonreligious people, it‚Äôs the opposite ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs that militant secularists are trying to impose their values on religious people and they‚Äôre not accommodating the freedom of religion of people of faith.‚ÄĚ...
I have sometimes and interesting time of it, when looking for one thing and finding another. looking around for the evil effects of a state Church on a thread about Scotland I came up on this interesting article about !Attorney General Barr. It is worth reading. Apparently Mr. Barr is a Catholic? His Notre Dame speech certainly raise some questions‚Ěó
Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti wrote: Bill Barr‚Äôs ‚Äėsecularists‚Äô speech runs counter to key themes of Catholic, and more broadly, Christian theology.
excerpt from, "The unholy alliance of the religious right and Trumpism is deeply anti-Christian"
The author who I somewhat suspect isa Catholic gives his reasons in a somewhat long Guardian article. Well, long for a Guardian article
Matt Ford wrote: .... Barr‚Äôs reference to ‚Äúangry and alienated young males‚ÄĚ is particularly striking because of what he doesn‚Äôt list as threats to religious liberty and the ‚Äútraditional moral order.‚ÄĚ He does not mention, for example, the gunman who killed six members of a Sikh temple in Wisconsin in 2012. Or the one who murdered nine black parishioners in Charleston in 2015. Or the one who killed eleven Jewish worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue last year‚ÄĒthe deadliest anti-Semitic massacre in the history of the republic. Anti-Semitic hate crimes recently surged to some of their highest recorded levels in the last 40 years.
It‚Äôs hard to imagine a more urgent threat to the free exercise of religious beliefs than these attacks. I don‚Äôt doubt that Barr is troubled by them. But their omission from his narrative simply underscores that his concern isn‚Äôt so much about the future of religious liberty, but the future of Christian hegemony in American public life....
excerpts from, " Bill Barr‚Äôs First Epistle to the Heathens"
Jim Lincoln wrote: Why, Timothy, just sycophants all over the place‚ĚóūüĎé Mike Pence and Barr are two good examples for Trump. Apparently, these sycophants have been reading the old writings of Lahaye and Falwell ---
From the news:‚ÄúI feel today religion is being driven out of the marketplace of ideas and there‚Äôs a organized militant secular effort to drive religion out of our lives,‚ÄĚ Barr told Dolan
Jim, which part of Barr's statement do you feel is untrue, and why?
Why, Timothy, just sycophants all over the place‚ĚóūüĎé Mike Pence and Barr are two good examples for Trump. Apparently, these sycophants have been reading the old writings of Lahaye and Falwell
Joseph D. Harder Ph.D. wrote: LaHaye was not the only evangelical leader in this period to allege the pernicious influence of humanism. Several of them wrote glowing back-cover blurbs for his book. ... LaHaye, "The Battle for the Mind"... ...In 1982, Kennedy told the delegates at a joint gathering of the National Religious Broadcasters and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) that ‚Äúsecular humanists have declared war on Christianity in this country and they are progressing very rapidly.‚ÄĚ... ...Both LaHaye and Falwell asserted that it was a ‚Äúsin‚ÄĚ that there were millions of non-voting American Christians; Falwell could usually get a laugh in speeches by asserting that it was a minister‚Äôs duty to get people ‚Äúsaved, baptized and registered to vote.‚ÄĚ...
excerpt from, '"Heal Their Land": Evangelical Political Theology From the Great Awakening to the Moral Majority"
The above author isn't hostile to evangelicalism, but he doesn't seem to be too happy about mixing religion and politics together.
This is so obvious, and it helps explain why President Trump's popularity has gone up despite all the trash talking that the Democrats and their pals in the media have been doing ever since he was elected. Here we are in 2020 and they are talking the same garbage on the floor of the US Senate, as if anyone but their friends were paying attention. After that historic Election Night Nov 2016, I hoped the media would do an 'about face' and start reporting on why people voted the way they did. Even as 'handmaidens' to the Democrat Party, they would have been helping them develop a counter-attack. Instead, they have spent all their time in attack mode. Can you remember all the different attacks they had? First, the Yale psychologist said the President was insane. Then there was the 'Russian collusion' based on a phony report that the Clinton campaign paid for through a law firm to hide their involvement. A friend who told me he tried out his local newspaper for 13 weeks for $26 is telling me he will not renew because of this bias that is evident on nearly every page. The coupons made the subscription pay for itself, but how many times do you need to buy laundry detergent, shampoo or toothpaste?
From Article:- ""Barr told Dolan. ‚ÄúTo me the problem today is not that religious people are trying to impose their views on nonreligious people, it‚Äôs the opposite ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs that militant secularists are trying to impose their values on religious people""
Ah but don't forget God's warning..... "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Eph 6:12.
Mike, I did mention that Eric Holder was a Democrat!
Well, since Mr. Barr doesn't really have a point to make, except, "Two wrongs make a right", QC?
I should have quoted some of the other comments that are cogent to the article that SA has:
Eric H. HolderJr. wrote: .... Not long after Barr made that speech, he issued what seemed to be a bizarre threat to anyone who expresses insufficient respect for law enforcement, suggesting that ‚Äúif communities don‚Äôt give that support and respect, they might find themselves without the police protection they need.‚ÄĚ No one who understands ‚ÄĒ let alone truly respects ‚ÄĒ the impartial administration of justice or the role of law enforcement could ever say such a thing. It is antithetical to the most basic tenets of equality and justice, and it undermines the need for understanding between law enforcement and certain communities and flies in the face of everything the Justice Department stands for....
excerpt from, "Opinions | Eric Holder: William Barr is unfit to be attorney general"
Jim Lincoln wrote: Mr. Barr is not without his critics, QC. excerpt from,"Opinions | Eric Holder: William Barr is unfit to be attorney general" https://tinyurl.com/wp287bp The above was stated by Democrat
Quoting Eric Holder? Now there is a trustworthy sourceūüė°
Eric H. HolderJr wrote: .... As a former U.S. attorney general, I am reluctant to publicly criticize my successors. I respect the office and understand just how tough the job can be.
But recently, Attorney General William P. Barr has made a series of public statements and taken actions that are so plainly ideological, so nakedly partisan and so deeply inappropriate for America‚Äôs chief law enforcement official that they demand a response from someone who held the same office.
Last month, at a Federalist Society event, the attorney general delivered an ode to essentially unbridled executive power, dismissing the authority of the legislative and judicial branches ‚ÄĒ and the checks and balances at the heart of America‚Äôs constitutional order. As others have pointed out, Barr‚Äôs argument rests on a flawed view of U.S. history. To me, his attempts to vilify the president‚Äôs critics sounded more like the tactics of an unscrupulous criminal defense lawyer than a U.S. attorney general....
excerpt from,"Opinions | Eric Holder: William Barr is unfit to be attorney general"
The above was stated by Democrat.
https://tinyurl.com/y42yaxvy (Barr Misled the Public‚ÄĒAnd I