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Trump Chooses Episcopalian Neil Gorsuch as U.S. Supreme Court Nominee
Christian News Network ^ | 1-31-17 | Heather Clark

Posted on 01/31/2017 8:23:19 PM PST by bimboeruption

President Trump has announced that he has nominated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court as the replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

“Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support,” Trump stated in introducing his pick to the public Tuesday night.

“Mr. President, I am honored and I am humbled. Thank you very much,” Gorsuch, an Episcopalian, said to applause in accepting the nomination.

While it is not known where Gorsuch himself stands on abortion, he is the author of the book “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia,” in which he concludes that “human life is intrinsically valuable and that intentional killing is always wrong.”

However, some have questioned whether or not Gorsuch would seek to end abortion if the matter came before him on the bench. Andy Schlafly, an attorney and the son of the late Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum—who had supported Trump prior to her death—recently stated that Gorsuch “has never said or written anything pro-life.” He also said that Gorsuch is a “big supporter [of] granting special rights to men who say they have a female … identity.”

But Ed Whelan, who disagrees with both of Schlafly’s assertions, notes for the National Review that Gorsuch had dissented from the majority opinion when his colleagues ruled in Planned Parenthood Association of Utah v. Herbert that that state of Utah could not defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

“Respectfully, the panel in this case not only conducted its own de novo review of the record, it relaxed PPAU’s burden of proof and even seemed to reverse it,” Gorsuch wrote.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; andyschlafly; christians; ecusa; euthanasia; gorsuch; prolife; religiousleft; schlafly; suicide; supremecourt; trump; trumpandgod; trumpscotus
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Gorsuch sounds promising on the sanctity of life, but his religion is a matter of concern for me.
1 posted on 01/31/2017 8:23:19 PM PST by bimboeruption
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Trump Chooses Episcopalian

The gay wedding type of Episcopalian?

2 posted on 01/31/2017 8:25:41 PM PST by dragonblustar (I love to read Trump tweets in the morning.)
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To: bimboeruption

Is the fact that he’s Episcopalian relevant somehow?


3 posted on 01/31/2017 8:26:40 PM PST by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: dragonblustar

If there’s any other kind, please let me know.


4 posted on 01/31/2017 8:26:41 PM PST by bimboeruption (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: TBP

Yes when it comes to abortion and homosexual “marriage”.


5 posted on 01/31/2017 8:27:25 PM PST by bimboeruption (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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I would say his rulings are much more important.


6 posted on 01/31/2017 8:28:05 PM PST by TBP (0bama lies, Granny dies.)
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I don’t know if you’re a Christian, but if you are, could you belong to a “church” that advocates for baby-killing and homosexual “marriage”?


7 posted on 01/31/2017 8:30:51 PM PST by bimboeruption (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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There’s the conservative Anglican wing after the ECUSA schism.


8 posted on 01/31/2017 8:30:59 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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A Freeper mentioned that in another thread. They wondered why Gorsuch stayed with the Episcopalian branch instead of going to the conservative Anglican branch.


9 posted on 01/31/2017 8:33:38 PM PST by bimboeruption (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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what? every judge on the supreme court is a catholic or a jew... I for one am excited to have a protestant again on the court!


10 posted on 01/31/2017 8:34:06 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Make America Great Again !)
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“Is the fact that he’s Episcopalian relevant somehow?”

Only if you think it’s a bit odd that the entire court was Catholic and Jewish in a nation that is 46% protestant. The next closest is Catholic at about 20%. Also far too Ivy league.


11 posted on 01/31/2017 8:36:13 PM PST by DesertRhino (.)
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It is relevant to a Christian publication. And to all the Christian Protestants in this country. Some lobby sure finds a way to kill the nomination of Protestants to the Supreme Court.

Who represents my family and my region on the US Supreme Court?


12 posted on 01/31/2017 8:41:36 PM PST by petitfour (Americans need to repent.)
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To: bimboeruption

Bothers me too. I am not comfortable if the church he belongs to sanctifies sodomy. Homosexual issues have become the tyranny of the minority, something the founding fathers would never have condoned, and we need someone on the right side of those decisions.


13 posted on 01/31/2017 8:52:21 PM PST by mom of young patriots
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“.....but his religion is a matter of concern for me.”

Why?


14 posted on 01/31/2017 9:13:39 PM PST by Gator113 (I use liberal tears in my milkshake ~DRAIN THE SWAMP~ ~ LOCK HER UP ~ ~~Trump 2020~~)
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To: dragonblustar

Heard a guy say “Episcopalians just got tired of being Catholics.”


15 posted on 01/31/2017 9:24:03 PM PST by Terry Mross (I was once ," verysadamerican". Mo more since "WE" won!)
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Episcopalian?
Yikes.
16 posted on 01/31/2017 10:24:00 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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"Is the fact that he’s Episcopalian relevant somehow?"

Actually yeah, considering that in a majority white Protestant country, there isn't a single Protestant on the Supreme Court. All Catholics and Jews.
17 posted on 01/31/2017 10:58:16 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: bimboeruption

Great pick.


18 posted on 02/01/2017 12:32:27 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Cogito ergo sum a conservative pro-American.)
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Neither a Catholic or Jewish??? OMG whatever will the lower court judges that have to appeal to Gorsuch do, since he is not one with most of them.


19 posted on 02/01/2017 6:02:54 AM PST by Wuli
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To: bimboeruption

Not even 24 hours and the Democrats are attacking Niel Gorsuch’s mother.

Trump’s Supreme Court pick, and his (in)famous mother
Jerry Adler

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-supreme-court-pick-and-his-infamous-mother-012731939.html


20 posted on 02/01/2017 7:25:36 AM PST by KeyLargo
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