Religious Revival and Campaigns Against Communism
Political Campaigns Against Communism
Religion is like freedom. We cannot take it for granted...Unless men live by their faith, and practice that faith in their daily lives, religion cannot be a living force in the world today.
In 1951 Truman announced a new international religious campaign against communism. Political leaders of the era continued to hold the opinion that religion and family values were the core bulwarks in the fight against atheistic Communism and its assault on the West.
F.B.I director J. Edgar Hoover, for example, regularly published articles in religious magazines during the 1950s. In 1962, he stated at a convention of the American Legion: