The faithful continue to desert the Catholic Church, new religious trends are imposing themselves on the French Christian scene and secular ideas, once firmly grounded to the Left, now transcend the Left/Right divide. Fervent supporters of secularism can be found even within the ranks of the far-right Front National (FN) party. Islam, on the other hand, is gaining ground, spurred by the constant flow of Muslims into the country since World War II combined with the rising visibility of their French-born children.