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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:13

Dems display anti-Christian bigotry

Written by  Staff Writer

To the editor,
The left is moving to disqualify people with strong religious beliefs from influence in our culture and government. This effort was recently on blatant display in the confirmation hearing of Amy Barrett. What should have been a routine hearing for this respected Notre Dame law professor for judgeship on the Court of Appeals was instead a conspicuous demonstration of anti-Christian, specifically anti-Catholic, bigotry.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein stated to the professor, “The dogma lives loudly within you and that’s of concern when you come to big issues.” This accusation was despite the professor’s published opinion, “Judges cannot — nor should they try to — align our legal system with the church’s moral teaching.”

Subsequently Sen. Dick Durbin, D- Illinois, demanded, “Do you consider yourself an Orthodox Catholic?”

These questions represent a religious test in unabashed disregard for Article VI of the Constitution, “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

The senators seem to be either unaware or not concerned that their questions are eerily reminiscent of previously widespread anti-Catholic bigotry in this country. The KKK figured prominently in Democratic politics in the 1920s and carried on widespread attacks on Catholic candidates such as Al Smith. In 1960 many objected to John F. Kennedy, claiming that he would take orders from the pope.

Clearly there is dogma on display and it is not by professor Barrett. Those of all religious and secular beliefs must come together to oppose this Democratic Party dogma.

Pamela Wolfe
Lake Geneva



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