Faithwire's Billy Hallowell joined Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere Tuesday on the Wonderful World of Pat and Stu to discusses the active suppression of religious observance in daily life and the decline in religiosity among the American people.
As Hollowell lays out in his new book, "Fault Line: How a Seismic Shift in Culture Is Threatening Free Speech and Shaping the Next Generation," progressives have badgered and berated conservatives into fearful silence in Hollywood and academia.
"We have allowed secularism to sort of take over, and I think because we've become obsessed with political correctness," Hallowell offers. "And I think even talking about political correctness it feels sort of like, okay, you hear that term and it's so overused but it's so true. I mean we have created a climate that bizarrely sort of works against the majority of what people believe, which is not the way that it should be."
Hallowell encourages religious Americans to engage with popular culture rather than withdrawing from the conversation and turning their focus inward into their own communities: "Right now, by retreating, we're actually doing a disservice to people. We're not contributing to helping them see both sides. And again, it's hard, be we've got to do it."