433: Should it worry me that the government is demonizing secular people?

The question being asked this week:

“Hey Bart, I listened to a speech by Attorney General William Barr at Notre Dame University, in which he denounced ‘militant secularists’ and said they were trying to destroy the ‘traditional moral order’. Does this worry you as much as it does me?”

Bart Campolo sits down with John Wright to answer this question, and – spoiler – it’s a resounding ‘Yes.’ Not only did Barr set out to make the ludicrous claims about secularists that he did, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promoted his own speech on the United States State Department website with the headline, “Being a Christian Leader.” Bart sees this as a direct response to the fire under which Trump finds himself, a rallying of the base, and shares some thoughts about how secular people can articulate their own positive values in a powerful refutation of this demonization.

Mentioned at the end: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos.


By | 2022-08-10T03:28:43+00:00 October 17th, 2019|Podcast|

About the Author:

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!