The video below is from PBS's Religion and Ethic's Show, shown this morning. It ties in well with my "The Train has left the Station" post.
You can see how secularism has influenced the marginalization of religion in France, first Catholicism and now Islam. Both are marginalized out of the fear of religion and its public influence.
France and Europe have been decades ahead of the United States in terms of secularization. However, the USA is catching up very fast and the legalization of same sex marriage in New York is but one giant sign of that. Religion beware! Public expressions of it are forbidden for a society that is religion-phobic.
When you look at the liberal Protestant and Jewish branches of religion, you see already have they have acquiesced to the "fascism of secularism" by shunting religion and religious ethics and morals to the private sphere and away from the political and visible realm. These liberal religions pat secularism on the head and imitate it wrongly thinking this will enable them to dialogue with the fascists when in fact it makes them impotent in the face of their power to dictate, censor and bully.
Like the Church that had to put up for decades with Communism and Nazism and fascism, so too will the Church of today have to put up and fight tooth and nail with spiritual weapons the dictatorship of secular fascism that is sweeping our country and even those who call themselves Catholics. The Church will win though, although it may take time, as testified by the collapse of communism and Nazism. BE NOT AFRAID! But there will be martyrs in this fight, bloody and unbloody!