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Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Anti-Catholic Bigotry

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) told a federal judicial nominee on Wednesday that reading her past speeches revealed how the Catholic "dogma lives loudly" within her.

Feinstein, the ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, made the remark during a confirmation hearing for Notre Dame Law School Professor Amy Coney Barrett.

Dianne Feinstein"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 big issues that large numbers of people have fought for, for years in this country," Feinstein said according to our friend David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon.

To read selected works of Professor Amy Coney Barrett and judge for yourself click this link.

Senator Feinstein’s anti-Catholic bigotry is so blatant one wonders if what’s next on her mind isn’t Nuremberg laws barring Catholics from the legal profession, teaching and medicine.

And Feinstein isn’t alone.

Feinstein’s attack on professor Barrett follows the pattern set by Senator Bernie Sanders when he attacked our friend Russell Vought for his Christian faith during his confirmation hearing to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

When the Democratic Party scrubbed the mention of God from its platform and delegates to the Democratic National Convention booed any mention of God it was clear to most movement conservatives that Democrats had become the official party of the anti-religious Left.

What was not clear then, but is crystal clear now, is just how vicious and deeply personal the Democrats’ war on professing Christians, Christian values and Christianity in general would become.

The clearest evidence of this Democratic Party war on Christianity is the very well-organized campaign now going on to prevent professing Christians from serving in the federal government or holding Senate-confirmed federal appointments.

But Far-Left Socialist Bernie Sanders isn’t the only Democrat who opposes practicing Christians serving in government.

Maryland’s Democratic Senator Chris Van Holland chimed in to support Sanders’ opposition to Vought, and Sanders and 11 other Democrats are on record opposing another Trump nominee for his faith.

In a two-page letter, 12 Senate Democrats said past statements by Roger Severino, director of the Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, disqualified him to serve as President Trump's assistant secretary of human rights at HHS.

Severino, a practicing Catholic, once wrote in support of Kim Davis, the clerk in Rowan County, Ky., who instituted a “no licenses” policy in her office after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order granting same-sex couples the right to obtain marriage licenses nationwide.

Davis’ stand against being forced to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples was hardly “extremist” or without mainstream legal and Catholic doctrinal support.

It was supported by many Christian and religious liberty organizations and by Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers, who asked the court to "temper its response" and argued the laws of the state had not yet caught up with the Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal across the whole United States.

More importantly, Severino’s views are entirely consistent with Catholic doctrine on the subject, which Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Bishop Richard J. Malone and Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski summarized as:

Pope Francis has been very clear in affirming the truth and constant teaching of the Church that same-sex relationships cannot be considered “in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family.” Laws that redefine marriage to deny its essential meaning are among those that Catholics must oppose, including in their application after they are passed. Such witness is always for the sake of the common good.

Severino was also attacked by Democrats for objecting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against a Texas anti-abortion law and accused Planned Parenthood of “every trick in the book to get federal money by trying to pretend that its core business is anything but industrial-scale abortion.”

In that regard Severino was doing nothing but stating facts, and we might add, reflecting the views of his new Boss – President Donald Trump.

Signing the letter were Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Edward Markey (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Tim Kaine (D-VA).

That Democrats would oppose the nominees of a Republican president is no surprise, especially in today’s hyper-partisan atmosphere – but this isn’t simple partisan politics.

Democrats understand better than establishment Republicans that personnel is policy, and that to be successful in stripping America of its Judeo-Christian constitutional and cultural foundation they must first ensure that no practicing Christians occupy positions where their values will influence policy.

The Democrats’ vicious attacks on Professor Amy Coney Barrett, Russell Vought and Roger Severino should alert all Christians that the war for the soul of America is entering a new phase, and if we don’t stand together to defend these good men and women who are called to public office when they are attacked, then not only will Christians be driven from government, but so will our values.

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