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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  •  July 2, 2018   

Anti-Catholic bigotry rears its ugly head in the Senate

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Two Catholics are topping President Donald Trump's list of potential nominations for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mainstream media is reporting the frontrunners are D.C. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett from the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Both are faithful Catholics who've never decided cases primarily addressing abortion or so-called gay rights.

Barrett, who was grilled for being Catholic by Democratic senators Diane Feinstein and Dick Durbin during her 2017 judicial confirmation hearings, emphasized that judges must never let personal convictions sway their legal judgment. Feinstein and Durbin pressed her about the possibility of letting her Catholic faith bias her legal judgment. In response, Barrett affirmed that it is never permissible for a judge to "follow their personal convictions in the decision of a case, rather than what the law requires."


While Barrett has been a judge less than a year, Kavanaugh has been on the D.C. Circuit since 2006 and ruled on hundreds of cases pertaining to, among other things, administrative acts of the president. His track record shows a complete impartiality in his judgment without any influence from religion or politics. He's also seen as a judge who stands up to governmental overreach, especially when coming from the White House.

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Democrats, who are in complete lock-step on abortion and other immoral issues like same-sex marriage, have a hard time believing that judges or politicians can remain completely unbiased when in office. From his record and judicial philosophy, Kavanaugh is much like Justice Neil Gorsuch, who shuns judicial activism in any form. This would make Kavanaugh a difficult nominee to derail by Democrats, who are evidently biased against Trump and Catholic morals.

Watch the panel discuss leftist bias towards faithful Catholics in The Download—Anti-Catholic Bias.


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