“When you tell somebody that they’re too Catholic to be on the bench, when you tell them they’ll be a Catholic judge, not an American judge, that’s bigotry.”
Sen. Josh Howley (R-MO) unleashed his anger on those who have attacked Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith.
As a Catholic, I appreciate him speaking out against this bigotry.
We have seen and heard so many lies about Barrett, people misconstruing Catholicism as a way to attack Barrett.
Even Joe Biden has said that no one should question Barrett about her faith, but instead on Obamacare: “No, her faith should not be considered. I don’t think there’s any question about her faith.”
I find it funny that they attack Barrett’s Catholicism and yet their nominee is Catholic.
HAWLEY: "When you tell somebody that they're too catholic to be on the bench, when you tell them they'll be a catholic judge, not an American judge, that's bigotry. The pattern and practice of bigotry from members of that from this committee must stop." pic.twitter.com/92FPVrvR14
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 12, 2020
From NBC News:
Hawley said it’s “an attempt to bring back the days of the religious test.”
“We all know that she and her husband have chosen to raise their family according to their Catholic beliefs and faithful fellowship with other Catholics,” he said. “We all know that 65 million Americans are Catholics, and many many millions more are Christians of other persuasions. Are they to be told that they cannot serve in public office, that they are not welcome in the public sphere unless the members of this committee sign off on their religious beliefs? I for one do not want to live in such an America, and the Constitution of the United States flatly prohibits it.”
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