I might add that Professor Campbell simply has a major part of his history wrong. Until the Supreme Court issued a string of immoral and anti-religious freedom decisions in the '60s and '70s, and until the Democratic Party failed to oppose those decisions, many religious voters, especially in the South, were Democrats. When the Supreme Court, ignoring all precedent and the Constitution, legalized elective abortion in 1973, there were millions of religious conservatives in the Democratic Party. But when the Democratic Party embraced legalized abortion and supported the Supreme Court's decisions that banned prayer in school, Nativity plays in school, displaying the Ten Commandments in school, etc., that's when religious people began to leave the Democratic Party in droves and gravitated toward the Republican Party. So it was the push toward secularization and the curbing of religious freedom, along with the Democratic Party's support of those movements, that caused religious voters to gravitate toward the GOP.
Professor Campbell's argument has to be one of the most illogical arguments I've ever heard. So secularism grew because religious voters gravitated toward the party that reflected their values? Just exactly where would Professor Campbell suggest religious voters should have gone with their votes and support? To the party that defended legalized abortion, banning prayer from schools, removing the Ten Commandments from schools, banning Nativity plays from schools, loosening or gutting anti-pornography laws?
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