Snickers were heard around the country when the Boston Globe recently attempted to sell progressive radical Elizabeth Warren as a woman of deep Christian faith. Besides telegraphing Warren’s designs on the presidency, it also seemed to acknowledge the obvious: that the party of sexual rebellion and legalized child killing has a problem with the “Christian vote.” Ya think?
But despite the Globe’s hilarious efforts, that problem isn’t likely to get better any time soon. Not after progressive Democrat stalwarts Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Dick Durbin attacked the Catholic faith of a judicial nominee named Amy Coney Barrett.
Violating the explicit language of the Constitution’s Article IV prohibition on a religious test for federal government officeholders, Durbin looked at the Notre Dame Law Professor and asked, “Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?” If that wasn’t bad enough, Feinstein dialed it up a notch by nagging Barrett, “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.”
Can you imagine for a second what would have happened if Senator Ted Cruz would have said those exact same words to a Muslim nominee? It is no exaggeration to say that there would have been calls for Cruz’s immediate censure and removal from office.
But beyond the hypocrisy, it should be noted that Durbin and Feinstein are specifically expressing “concern” over the belief in Christian doctrine. Think about that. Adherence to Christian theology now gives leading Democrats pause when considering who should be allowed to serve in government. And Durbin and Feinstein aren’t alone.
Remember in early June, Senator Bernie Sanders exposed himself as more than just an intellectual lightweight when it comes to the basics of economics. In an ugly turn of events, the eccentric socialist from Vermont revealed himself an anti-Christian bigot when his questioning of OMB nominee Russell Vought infamously turned into an unconstitutional religious test for public office. And rather than express astonishment, Maryland Democrat Senator Chris Van Hollen seconded Sanders’ outrageous remarks.
John Daniel Davidson summed it up nicely:
It should go without saying that this is the sort of thing that should never come up in a Senate confirmation hearing. But it helped illuminate what progressives like Sanders and Van Hollen really think about religion, and especially Christianity. It’s okay to say you’re a Christian if, like Van Hollen, you don’t really think Christianity is the one true path to salvation. But if your version of Christianity lays claim to exclusivity—as orthodox Christianity does—then you’re a bigot who, as Sanders said of Vought, “is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about.”
This is the kind of anti-Christian bigotry that pervades the highest positions of leadership within the modern Democrat party. Call me crazy, but I think it’s going to take more than a Boston Globe article to fix that.