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Mon Oct 28, 2019, 05:57 AM

In chat at Creighton, Bob Kerrey challenges notion of secularism being 'the enemy of religion'

Religion is not the sole path to morality for people or society, former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey told a Creighton University audience Tuesday night.

Kerrey, a Democrat who was governor of Nebraska and represented the state in the U.S. Senate, challenged the notion recently espoused by U.S. Attorney General William Barr that nonreligious people are out to destroy morality in the country.

Kerrey quoted Winston Churchill, who was asked why he rarely attended church. Churchill said he was like a buttress to the church. “I support it from the outside,” Kerrey quoted Churchill as saying.

Kerrey spoke Tuesday night at Creighton’s Harper Center, his first talk at Creighton since his invitation to give the commencement address in the spring provoked Republican outrage. Some Republican leaders said it would be wrong for a pro-choice speaker to give the commencement address at the Catholic-affiliated university.

Read more: https://www.omaha.com/news/local/in-chat-at-creighton-bob-kerrey-challenges-notion-of-secularism/article_80fe25ec-ef9c-5cb0-9a29-153f93e36492.html

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