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Author Outlines Attack of Secular Worldview on America

  • 2004 22 Jul
Author Outlines Attack of Secular Worldview on America

It's enough to make your blood boil. In the name of diversity, tolerance and, perhaps most hypocritically, religious freedom, secular liberals are in the midst of a systematic attempt to erase the Judeo-Christian foundations of America.

That's David Limbaugh's thesis in his book, "Persecution: How Liberals are Waging War Against Christianity" (Regnery, 2003). It is a tome that is filled with more than enough documentation to prove his case.

And proving cases is part of what Limbaugh does. The brother of popular radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, David is a lawyer in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. And he's a syndicated columnist and the author of "Absolute Power," a bestseller about the Clinton Justice Department.

"Persecution" delves into the secular machinations within the public school system, on college and university campuses, in government, in the media and entertainment industries and in the private sector. In all of these arenas, secularists are busily attempting to blot out the truth about the religious underpinnings of our republic and squelch the power of Christianity in our culture's daily life.

While secularists often try to do their work quietly, Limbaugh blows the whistle and exposes the attempted coup for all fair-minded folk to see. "Persecution" contains hundreds of footnotes, yet it is not a mere laundry list of outrages committed against Christianity and Christians. Limbaugh presents a contextual basis for evaluating these incidents, and makes an airtight case that they represent a collision between two mutually exclusive and competing worldviews. That collision, he argues, is often being settled on behalf of secularism.

Anyone who is interested in cultural trends or who wishes to become involved in the culture wars, should pick up Limbaugh's compelling book.

If "Persecution" doesn't get Christians involved, nothing will.

Ed Vitagliano, a regular contributor to AgapePress, is news editor for AFA Journal, a monthly publication of the American Family Association.  This article appeared in the June 2004 issue.

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