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  • Sens. Feinstein and Durbin Are Fooling No One

    09/08/2017 5:16:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    It's rich that rule of law-scoffing Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin grilled one of President Trump's judicial nominees, law professor Amy Coney Barrett, for placing her religious beliefs above the law. During Barrett's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Durbin asked her, "Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?" Apparently, Durbin thought he had Barrett dead to rights because of assertions she made in a law review article she co-wrote with her law professor in 1998 as a third-year student at Notre Dame Law School. In the article, "Catholic Judges in Capital Cases," the authors discussed...
  • Question Court Nominees Should Expect: Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been, A Christian?

    09/14/2017 8:50:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/14/2017 | John Kass
    There's something refreshingly honest about those Democrats revealing their bigotry in the halls of the United States Senate.They did so in questioning Amy Coney Barrett, a law professor at Notre Dame, a Catholic and woman of impeccable academic credentials, who has been nominated to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, a Catholic town.Democratic U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein are applying a religious test to public office, something expressly forbidden by the Constitution. And by their questions to Barrett, they reveal themselves.This evokes a line of inquiry from an earlier age, one asked of leftists during the...
  • Dianne Feinstein's War on Christian Judges

    09/13/2017 11:26:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2017 | Star Parker
    Seems that for Senator Dianne Feinstein, being a believing Catholic is enough to disqualify a candidate for a federal judgeship. Feinstein stated as such at confirmation hearings for Notre Dame law professor Amy Barrett, nominated by President Trump to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. "I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma," explained the Senator. "And I think in your case, professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern when you come to the big issues that large numbers of people have...
  • Bernie Sanders Just Applied a Religious Test to a Christian Nominee for Public Office

    06/08/2017 7:35:20 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    The Stream ^ | 8Jun17 | Nancy Flory
    The U.S. Constitution prohibits the use of a “religious test” for any office or public trust. But Bernie Sanders got very close to doing just on Wednesday. It was during the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. During Russell Vought’s confirmation hearing, Sanders took issue with an article Vought wrote for conservative website The Resurgent in January 2016, reported The Atlantic. In his article, Vought defended a Christian school that had fired a professor for expressing solidarity with Muslims. Sanders objected to Vought’s statement in the article: “Muslims do not...
  • Shameful! Trump Nominee Attacked for Following Teachings of Christ

    06/10/2017 4:56:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    First they came for the wedding planners and the bakers. Then they came for the Catholic farmers and the Baptist high school valedictorians. And now, the secularists are coming after the evangelical public servants.On Wednesday, Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, was viciously attacked by Sen. Bernie Sanders over his Christian faith.Sen. Sanders deemed Vought unsuitable for office because he believes that salvation is found alone through Jesus Christ. He said someone with that kind of a religious belief system is “really not someone who this country is...
  • On Religious Tests, It's Vought That Counts

    06/13/2017 9:27:58 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 1 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 06/13/17 | Tony Perkins
    What does a man’s theology have to do with the U.S. economy? A lot, if you’re Russell Vought. The respected economist, President Trump’s pick for deputy director at the Office of Management and Budget, thought he’d have to answer some tough questions at his Senate hearing last week. But like most of us, he thought they’d be about finances — not faith. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) flipped that script, launching into an aggressive and bizarre attack on Vought’s Christianity (which Sanders called “hateful,” “indefensible,” and “insult[ing]”). Shouting until he was red in the face (see the video below), he accused...
  • Dr. Robert Jeffress Demands Apology or Resignation from Sen. Sanders

    06/11/2017 9:27:00 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    First Baptist Dallas ^ | 06/09/2017 | na
    Dr. Robert Jeffress Demands Senator Bernie Sanders Apologize or Resign for Applying an Unconstitutional Religious Test to a Trump Nominee, Effectively Declaring that Tens of Millions of Evangelicals are Unfit for Public Office DALLAS — Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, releases the following statement in response to Senator Bernie Sanders’ application of an unconstitutional religious test to Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee for deputy White House budget director: “Senator Bernie Sanders, in declaring his intention to vote against Russell Vought because of his Evangelical Christian faith, has not only launched a direct attack...
  • Is New York Times signaling that SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch is pro-homosexual?

    03/03/2017 5:03:03 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 104 replies
    https://www.lifesitenews.com ^ | March 3, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    March 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Is the New York Times signaling that Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is pro-homosexual, in the same way that it reported that then-Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos was a friend of “LGBT rights”? Conservatives and same-sex/transgender activists are debating the significance of a Feb. 11 article by veteran Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg. It reports that in his personal relationships with homosexual friends and co-workers, Judge Gorsuch has been very approving of homosexual relationships. Gorsuch also attends a socially liberal Episcopal church in Boulder, led by a pro-LGBT female pastor, Rev. Jill Springer, who...
  • McConnell: We don’t have religious tests in this country [barf]

    01/29/2017 3:11:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | January 29, 2017 at 10:49 AM | Kelsey Snell and Abby Phillip
    Several top Senate Republicans raised concerns Sunday that President Trump’s order to halt the admission of refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries had not been properly vetted and could harm the relationship between the United States and key allies. […] Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) cautioned that the United States does not have a religious test for entry into the country, though he stopped short of rejecting the order in its entirety. McConnell said that Muslims, both in the United States and abroad, are key allies in the fight against terrorism and urged caution in regard to Trump’s...
  • Lawmakers Introduce Bill Making it Illegal to Ban Any Alien Based on ‘Religious Litmus Tests’

    05/12/2016 8:02:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2016 | 2:12 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    A group of Democratic lawmakers, joined by religious leaders of various faiths, have announced a bill that would make it illegal to deny entry to the United States of any alien on the basis of religion. Sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and co-sponsored by scores of lawmakers, the vast majority Democrats, the bill comprises a single short sentence: “An alien may not be denied admission to the United States because of the alien’s religion or lack of religious beliefs.” Although the text does not further define the alien in question, Beyer’s office said in a statement that the bill...
  • The Religion of Trump - Will evangelicals balk at pulling the lever for him?

    01/19/2016 10:48:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 128 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 25, 2016 | TERRY EASTLAND
    The Constitution provides that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." But, as Gary Scott Smith of Grove City College writes in his new book, Religion in the Oval Office, "Throughout American history many citizens have viewed strong faith as an asset, if not a requirement, for politicians, especially presidents." The biography of faith, such as it is, of the Republican presidential candidate who has led the polls for six months starts with First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens. That is the church Donald Trump's parents attended...
  • Refugee ‘Religious Test’ ... Federal Law Requires It

    11/18/2015 9:01:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11.18.15 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission must establish that ... religion... was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant. Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a 'refugee' as defined by federal law. That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien's religion: The...
  • John Kerry: Bar Global Warming Skeptics From Elected Office

    10/22/2015 7:34:29 AM PDT · by Twotone · 34 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Oct. 21, 2015 | Kerry Jackson
    Secretary of State John Kerry says that global warming skeptics should be disqualified from "high public office." By all means, Secretary Kerry, let's allow you to unilaterally set the eligibility requirements for elected officials. We'll just turn it all over to you and your astute judgment.
  • Islam, Christianity, and Electoral “Discrimination”

    09/26/2015 7:19:50 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 9 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 9/25/15 | Trevor Thomas
    Ben Carson’s recent statements about Islam and the U.S. presidency have garnered a wide array of commentary. Most of the remarks have been quite critical, with even some conservatives taking Carson to task. Predictably, many of those critical of Carson point to the Constitution’s “no religious test” clause. Also predictably, many who are making this argument completely ignore that Carson was not advocating for such a “religious test.” Interestingly, every one of the American Colonies did have such a “religious test.” What’s more, these tests continued long after the United States was formed. The U.S. Constitution went into effect on...
  • The Media's Religious Test

    10/16/2011 9:23:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 17, 2011 | Gary Bauer
    I believe efforts to disqualify Mitt Romney as a presidential contender because of his Mormon faith are outrageous and unfair. Apparently, a lot of people in the liberal media agree with me. Unfortunately, they are hypocrites. The media are ignoring their own established religious test—against candidates whose evangelical or Catholic faith guides their political beliefs. Having momentarily discovered an appreciation for the Constitution, liberal journalists are reminding conservative Christians who question Romney’s faith that our founders prohibited a religious test as a qualification for elected office. “It was only a matter of time before some bigot drew a bead on...
  • Nikki Haley, Bobby Jindal and America's new religious litmus test

    06/25/2010 10:48:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/25/2010 | Aseem Shukla
    Last night's Republican primary runoff in South Carolina plausibly clears the way for Nikki Haley to join Bobby Jindal as governors with an epochal distinction: two Indian Americans leading two Southern states. Belonging to a community that makes up less than a percentage of the U.S. population, their accomplishment is momentous, even more so because Haley would be the first female governor of her state. Coupled with President Obama's own astounding win last year--he carried North Carolina, Virginia and Florida--a credible argument could be made that in politics, at least, a post-racial South is emerging. Haley endured ludicrous, unsubstantiated allegations...
  • Religion may hinder Romney in '08

    04/28/2006 1:47:54 PM PDT · by SDGOP · 310 replies · 3,221+ views
    Prominent, respectable Evangelical Christians have told me, not for quotation, that millions of their co-religionists cannot and will not vote for Romney for president solely because he is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If Romney is nominated and their abstention results in the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton, that's just too bad. The evangelicals are adamant, saying there is no way Romney can win them over.
  • Is America ready to elect a Mormon as its President?

    12/17/2005 8:39:05 AM PST · by Mr. Blonde · 268 replies · 3,839+ views
    Times UK ^ | Dec. 16, 2005 | Tim Reid
    HE MADE millions as a businessman, saved the scandal-plagued 2002 Winter Olympics, appeals to social conservatives, is liked by moderates, boasts chiselled good looks and has been a successful Republican governor in one of America’s most liberal states. In Mitt Romney, the Massachusetts Governor who all but threw his hat into the 2008 presidential race yesterday, Republicans have the almost perfect candidate. Except for one potential problem: Mr Romney is a Mormon. After announcing that he would not be seeking a second term as Massachusetts governor, a widely anticipated move that clears the way for a 2008 White House bid,...
  • Durbin: Pro-Life Stance Would 'Disqualify' Roberts

    07/24/2005 10:06:46 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 78 replies · 2,205+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/24/05 | Limbacher
    The Senate's number two Democrat said Sunday that if Judge John Roberts doesn't recognize that the Constitution's right to privacy covers the Roe vs Wade abortion decision, it would "disqualify" him from serving on the Supreme Court. Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" if President Bush had "the same right" to appoint pro-life justices that President Clinton had to appoint pro-choice justices, Durbin at first insisted, "I'm not looking for a litmus test." "As important as reproductive rights and women's rights are, I just basically want to know that if the next case involving privacy and personal freedom came up,...
  • Democrats vow to learn court pick's abortion views

    07/21/2005 8:31:34 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 32 replies · 637+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 7/21/05 | Rick Klein
    Senate Democrats promised yesterday to scrutinize the positions of Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. on key social issues, and said they intend to force him to clearly state his position on whether the Constitution gives women a right to abortion during his upcoming confirmation hearings. As Roberts made the rounds yesterday on Capitol Hill, Democratic senators gave him a warm reception, but served notice to their Republican colleagues that they want to see memos Roberts produced as deputy solicitor general under President George H.W. Bush, whose administration advocated the reversal of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing...