Sitting Attorney General of the United States William Barr remains highly regarded by many for his previous service to the nation under President George H.W. Bush.

In a poignant address at the University of Notre Dame, Atty Gen. Barr recently outlined today’s indisputable, unrelenting attack on religious liberty. He also noted why we need to actively fight against it and not passively hope “the pendulum will swing back”:

“First is the force, fervor, and comprehensiveness of the assault on religion we are experiencing today. This is not decay; it is organized destruction. Secularists, and their allies . . . have marshaled all the force of mass communications, popular culture, the entertainment industry, and academia in an unremitting assault on religion and traditional values.

These instruments are used not only to affirmatively promote secular orthodoxy, but also drown out and silence opposing voices, and to attack viciously and hold up to ridicule any dissenters.

One of the ironies, as some have observed, is that the secular project has itself become a religion, pursued with religious fervor. It is taking on all the trappings of a 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.”

Thank you for joining the National Center for Life and Liberty in our unwavering commitment to the truths of God’s Word, the defense of Christians, the equipping and defense of faithful churches, and the protection of the weakest among us.

Here you can read the full transcript of General Barr’s prepared comments