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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 10:44 AM

CNN bashes Catholics over Kavanaugh nomination, gets hammered on social media

Way to go CNN

We thought this argument went away with the election of John F. Kennedy back in the 1960s, but apparently not. An op-ed published at CNN Politics on Tuesday by Digital Director Z. Byron Wolf prompted a great deal of criticism on social media for asking why Catholics “hold a strong majority” on the Supreme Court.

According to Wolf:

There’s only ever been one Catholic president and Catholics are a declining portion of the US population, but they’re holding a strong majority on the US Supreme Court.

When President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Tuesday night, Kavanaugh described his Catholic faith and the importance of the church in his life — from the high school he attended to the Catholic Youth Organization basketball teams he now coaches.

Trending: What if Trump unilaterally declared Brett Kavanaugh a Supreme Court Justice?

If confirmed, Kavanaugh will replace Anthony Kennedy, who is Catholic. Trump’s other nominee, now-Justice Neil Gorsuch, replaced Catholic Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch attends Episcopal churches now, but was raised Catholic. CNN’s Daniel Burke has written that about Gorsuch’s faith, which he keeps private, and it is a complicated matter

Democrat-appointed Sonia Sotomayor, Wolf said, “was raised Catholic and during her nomination was described as a ‘cultural Catholic.'”

“A justice’s religion does not, nor should it, matter,” Wolf said.

So why mention it? Wolf explained: “But it is certainly a curiosity of modern politics that Catholic and Jewish justices have found such success. It is hard to find demographic information on the federal judiciary at large to see if Catholics justices play an outsize role at the lower levels. A Congressional Research Service report providing a demographic snapshot of the courts did not include religion.”

Naturally, this didn’t sit too well with many who saw this as an attack on Christians in general and Catholics in particular.

https://conservativefiringline.com/cnn-bashes-catholics-over-kavanaugh-nomination-gets-hammered-on-social-media/


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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:21 PM

1. If the religion was Islam, people wouldn't dare attack it.

Attack the man's positions.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:23 PM

2. It's always interesting how christian/catholic bashers won't dare treat moslems in the same manner..

...must stem from the fact that moslems will behead them/toss them off the roof of a building/etc....and a christian/catholic won't.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:34 PM

3. Catholics who follow their pope's role model are okay. n/t

 

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 01:30 PM

4. Someone help me out here. Doesn't the Constitution have something in the body of text

regarding religious "tests"?

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Response to WhiskeyMakesMeHappy (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:26 PM

5. You're assuming anyone at CNN has read the Constitution

Or supports it past the 1st Amendment

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:38 PM

6. People also seem to forget that parents in the various Christian sects

Generally tend to care deeply about their children and education! So it should be no surprise that people of stroing faith hold many high positions!

I sent all my children to private Christian academies, one is a foreman for a major home construction co., the other is a child social worker and my youngest is an attorney who is already hired to clerk for an federal judge in St. Louis in 2019 and then a D.C. appeals judge in 2021.

Given hois highly successful legal blog and national awards for major essays and working for Sen. Lee, he may be one of the youngest fed judges in our history!

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