Skip to comments.Brett Kavanaugh: 5 Faith Facts
Posted on 10/15/2018 2:53:14 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
1. Kavanaugh is Catholic. The judge is a regular lector at his church, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington, D.C., near his Maryland home. He also volunteers for the St. Marias Meals program at Catholic Charities, according to his biography on the court website and has tutored at the Washington Jesuit Academy.
2. He has ruled on issues important to religious conservatives, including abortion rights. Among them: Kavanaugh dissented last year on a controversial decision that allowed an undocumented teenager who had crossed from Mexico into Texas as an unaccompanied minor to get an abortion while living in a government-funded shelter.
3. He also opposed the Affordable Care Acts birth control mandate.
4. Some conservatives are worried hes not conservative enough. His ruling on that abortion case involving the unaccompanied minor was less restrictive than other judges, giving some cause to worry that he is too pragmatic...Meantime, LGBTQ groups have expressed concern about his promotion by the conservative Family Research Council in 2005 when he initially was nominated for the D.C. circuit. Family Research Council is a Christian lobbying group that believes homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and can never be affirmed.
5. He preserves the current religious ratio on the court. He replaces his fellow Catholic, Kennedy, for whom he clerked. That means, if his nomination is approved, the religious makeup of the court would remain the same. That currently includes five Catholic justices, three Jewish justices and Trumps previous pick, Neil Gorsuch, who was raised Catholic but now attends an Episcopal church.
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