AG Barr calls schools ‘ground zero’ for attacks on religious liberty in speech that drew protest at Notre Dame

Oct 13, 2019 by

Protest dubbed ‘Whistles for Whistleblowers’ drew about 50 people

Attorney General William Barr urged future attorneys to protect religious liberty in the face of secularization’s “assault” on religion at a speech Friday at the University of Notre Dame’s law school.

“We must be vigilant to resist efforts by forces of secularization to drive religious viewpoints from the public square and to impinge upon our exercise of our faith,” said Barr, a devout Catholic.

Schools are “ground zero” for these attacks on religion, Barr said, calling this “the most serious challenge to religious liberty today.”

The private speech was given at the law school’s McCartan Courtroom and was only open to law school students, staff and faculty. The Friday afternoon talk drew about 50 protesters, who congregated at the edge of the private South Bend campus and continuously blew shrill whistles.

The protest, called “Whistles for Whistleblowers,” was planned by Move On North Central Indiana and Indivisible Indiana District 2. Atheists for Indiana also attended. While some young people took part, most in the demonstration did not appear to be students from Notre Dame.

Source: AG Barr calls schools ‘ground zero’ for attacks on religious liberty in speech that drew protest at Notre Dame | The College Fix

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