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Senator Specter: Stop religious test for federal judicial candidate Pryor!
CFAA ^ | 7/21/03 | Timothy A. Chichester

Posted on 07/21/2003 12:34:47 PM PDT by Polycarp

Catholic Family Association of America

PRESS RELEASE: July 21, 2003, Immediate

SUBJECT: CFAA to Senator Specter: Stop religious test for federal judicial candidate Pryor!

Dear Senator Specter,

It is my understanding that you are considering withholding your support from Alabama Attorney General William Pryor because of his views on abortion.

I think we have reached our limit regarding the anti-Catholic bigotry so evident among pro-abortion senators, including that shown by pragmatically atheistic "Catholic" pro-abortion senators. The idea that you would cause a Catholic such as Mr. Pryor to be banned from the federal judiciary because he is a practicing Catholic, when you previously voted to confirm self-professed pedophile advocate Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who expressly supports lowering the age of sexual consent to the age of twelve, to Justice of the Supreme Court, is utterly repugnant.

The religious litmus-tests consistently being applied to orthodox Christians must stop if we are to maintain any semblance of the free republic bequeathed to us by the Founding Fathers.

It is axiomatic that no man operates but from a moral framework. In the last one hundred years those who have attained governmental power as atheists, professed or pragmatic, have yielded nothing but the documented slaughter of an estimated 187 million souls. Each of these socialist governments, both communist and national socialist, embraced the evil of abortion. The moral framework from which abortion springs is, as Flavius Josephus, the Jewish historian noted in his defense of Judaism, Against Apion, an evil common to the brutal pagans of his age. It is in fact, common to every brutal culture, a fact that has apparently been lost to you and the bigoted Charles Schumer, your ferociously anti-Catholic colleague.

We reject the notion that the morality of the Catholic Faith, the morality hailed by David Ben Gurion and Golda Meir as the activating spirit that saved upwards to 860,000 Jews from the Nazis, is defective.

We reject the notion that the Catholic morality that moved Albert Einstein to write in 1940 that, in face of the Nazi barbarism, "only the Church remained standing to halt the progress of Hitler's campaigns to do away with truth.Šin the past I never felt any interest for the Church, but now I feel great love and admiration for her, as the Church was the only one with the courage and tenacity to support intellectual truth and moral freedom. I must admit that what I once despised, I now praise unconditionally." is defective.

I have publicly stated previously to others and say it again: "We reject the notion that Christian morality is defective and a threat to our nation. We will not have our moral views driven from the public square by pragmatic atheists and those who are so profoundly deluded by them. We are not obliged to "check" our moral weapons at the doors to government so that the extreme amoralists may wield theirs with impunity."

Stop subjecting Mr. Pryor to an unconstitutional religious test for office.

I urge you to support the nomination of and vote for the confirmation of William Pryor to sit on Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Sincerely,

Timothy A. Chichester President 518-392-2886 cc: Senator Charles Schumer


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: catholiclist; judicialnominees

1 posted on 07/21/2003 12:34:48 PM PDT by Polycarp
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To: .45MAN; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; Antoninus; aposiopetic; Aquinasfan; ...
ping
2 posted on 07/21/2003 12:35:21 PM PDT by Polycarp (Life's not like a box o choclates...it's like eatin jalapenos. What ya do now might burn ya tomorrow)
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To: Polycarp
It is axiomatic that no man operates but from a moral framework.

See, it was idiocy like this in Catholic theology that drove me from the path to the seminary to apostacy.
3 posted on 07/21/2003 12:40:42 PM PDT by TheAngryClam (Bill Simon's recall campaign slogan- "If I can't have it, no one can!")
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To: TheAngryClam
Yeah, sure.
4 posted on 07/21/2003 12:48:31 PM PDT by Polycarp (Life's not like a box o choclates...it's like eatin jalapenos. What ya do now might burn ya tomorrow)
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To: Polycarp
Article VI.

Clause 3:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

-PJ
7 posted on 07/21/2003 1:03:46 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: Polycarp
About time someone spoke up. Schumer isn't even making a pretense of what he is doing anymore. His list of nominations he would support--Specter, Williams,Prado, Mukasey and Marcus--says it all.
8 posted on 07/21/2003 1:05:31 PM PDT by DPB101
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To: Polycarp
I just heard that POS Specter defending himself against Toomey. Specter is pathetic. GO PAT GO!!!
9 posted on 07/21/2003 1:11:07 PM PDT by stevio
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To: TheAngryClam
*LOL* If you don't do what you think is right (i.e. acceptible to you) then what do you do?
10 posted on 07/21/2003 1:33:07 PM PDT by =Intervention= (White devils for Sharpton Central Florida chapter)
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To: TheAngryClam
See, it was idiocy like this in Catholic theology
that drove me from the path to the seminary to apostacy.

My condolences.

11 posted on 07/21/2003 1:56:43 PM PDT by Allan
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To: Polycarp
This letter is self-defeating... it would have been fine if they had stuck to their point, i.e., that Specter is imposing what amounts to a illegal religious test on a nominee. But the authors decided they'd lecture Specter too, which means that the whole thing will be promptly ignored.
12 posted on 07/21/2003 2:00:22 PM PDT by kevkrom (If you can't say something nice, well, then you're probably talking about a Clinton)
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To: kevkrom
Maybe the point is not so much to convince Specter of the error of his ways as much as to inform the voters of his district of his outrageous litmus test, during an election where Specter is vulnerable to the education of his constituency as to just how liberal he really is.

--Dr. Brian Kopp,

Vice President, Catholic Family Association of America,

Co-author of above press release ;-)

13 posted on 07/21/2003 2:11:45 PM PDT by Polycarp (Life's not like a box o choclates...it's like eatin jalapenos. What ya do now might burn ya tomorrow)
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To: Polycarp
Sen. Sphincter probably gets most of his re-election funds from outside Pennsyvlania. Vote Toomey before Rendell appoints a successor.
14 posted on 07/21/2003 2:30:08 PM PDT by ex-snook (American jobs need BALANCED TRADE. We buy from you, you buy from us.)
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To: Polycarp
Darn right. He could be a Scottish Presbyterian.
15 posted on 07/21/2003 7:33:49 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: Polycarp
BUMP
16 posted on 07/21/2003 9:12:33 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
One good bump deserves another.
17 posted on 07/21/2003 11:07:02 PM PDT by Badray (Molon Labe!)
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To: Polycarp; Tribune7
Bump & Ping.
18 posted on 07/22/2003 4:44:59 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional.)
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To: stevio
There is no way that Specter, a liberal Jew, will support a professed pro-life Catholic for an important court appointment. He is no different than Schumer or Levin in that regard, and it is about time that Republicans in Pennsylvania woke up to that.
19 posted on 07/22/2003 6:02:41 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: Polycarp
Ever since Spectre flashed around the "Magic Bullet"...he's my hero of truth justice and the mafia way
20 posted on 07/22/2003 6:10:24 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Temple Owl
ping
21 posted on 07/22/2003 7:39:09 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Polycarp
Let's get Toomey elected!
22 posted on 07/22/2003 10:35:48 AM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: Polycarp
good post; Pryor's from my state.

There is a NY Times editorial headlined Extremist Judicial Nominee, all about Pryor, uses words like "outsdie of mainstream" "ideologue" "right wing"...It says the Judiciary comm could vote as ealy as today (the horrors!) and it practically begs Specter to vote against him.

NO BIAS HERE, move along!
23 posted on 07/23/2003 8:22:00 AM PDT by votelife (Free Bill Pryor)
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To: Polycarp
Here's the lead from the editorial I'm talking about:

An Extremist Judicial Nominee
The Senate Judiciary Committee could vote as early as today on the nomination of the Alabama attorney general, William Pryor, to a federal appeals court judgeship. Mr. Pryor is among the most extreme of the Bush administration's far-right judicial nominees. If he is confirmed, his rulings on civil rights, abortion, gay rights and the separation of church and state would probably do substantial harm to the rights of all Americans. Senators from both parties should oppose his confirmation.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/23/opinion/23WED3.html
24 posted on 07/23/2003 8:25:25 AM PDT by votelife (Free Bill Pryor)
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To: votelife
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25 posted on 07/23/2003 9:28:28 AM PDT by votelife (Free Bill Pryor)
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To: Polycarp
Democrats Use Religious Tests to Obstruct Judges
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/898349/posts
26 posted on 07/23/2003 9:29:29 AM PDT by votelife (Free Bill Pryor)
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To: votelife
bttt
27 posted on 07/24/2003 1:31:42 PM PDT by votelife (Free Bill Pryor)
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To: votelife
bttt
28 posted on 07/27/2003 2:42:53 PM PDT by votelife (Free Bill Pryor)
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