It’s been five years since Senator Dianne Feinstein outrageously commented that “the dogma lives loudly in you” during Amy Coney Barrett’s Court of Appeals confirmation hearing in 2017, but the left is still determined to subject Amy Coney Barrett to a wildly unconstitutional religious test for office. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution makes plain that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” It would be hard for the Founding Fathers to write it any more clearly than this. Yet, it is far too often the case that the left does not heed what the Constitution has to say when it does not fit their purposes.
Since joining the High Court two years ago, Justice Barrett has been berated for not recusing herself from any case regarding LGBT people. All this stems from the fact that she is reported (but not confirmed) to belong to a religious group called the People of Praise, which holds that homosexual activity is a sin. This is a view shared by millions if not billions of Christians, Jews, and Muslims worldwide. Holding this conviction does not make Justice Barrett unique among Supreme Court justices or Americans as a whole, but that has done nothing to stop the onslaught of accusations lobbed at the justice because of her faith.
With the Constitution as our sword and precedent as our shield, conservatives need to stand against the religious test that the left has concocted for Justice Amy Coney Barrett. They claim to believe in the empowerment of women, yet they would gladly cast down a woman who has risen to the very highest position in her profession. They would stop at nothing to remove any Christian with the audacity to stand against their machinations. One by one, they would remove Christians from public office and replace them with secular leftists who impose their belief that truth is relative on every aspect of American life. Like a sword, the Constitution is a weapon that won’t do us any good unless we use it, so it’s time to remind the left that “no religious test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office.”