Yep, Amy Coney Barrett wants to turn back the clock — to the 1400’s and a version of Catholicism that burned Joan of Arc at the stake in France and ran the Inquisition in Spain.
Barrett belongs to “People of Praise,” a religious cult (an extremist fringe element within Catholicism, which also includes fundamentalists of other “Christian” denominations) that believes husbands should dictate how their wives vote. Within the group, she also attained the highest level available to women (leadership roles are strictly MEN ONLY): HANDMAID. This is not satire. This is not a play on Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” She literally, proudly, anointed herself a HANDMAID.
No one who believes that a husband should dictate how his wife votes, or that a woman’s rights should be subject to the “authority” of her husband, should be in a position to make decisions about anyone else’s rights.
Barrett’s husband, Jesse Barrett, is also a high-profile lawyer (they met at Notre Dame Law School, a Catholic university). He was the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana.
If Ms Coney Barrett really believes the things she has said and written about women being subservient to their husbands, and letting their husbands dictate their votes, does that mean her husband will also dictate her Supreme Court rulings?
Does that really count as nominating a woman, or just another Trump lie?The issue is not that Amy Coney Barrett is a Catholic. No one cares that she is a Catholic. The Kennedys were Catholic. Nancy Pelosi is a devout, practicing Catholic. Several Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee are Catholic. Several Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee are Catholic.
For goddess’ sake, our nominee for president, Joe Biden, is a devout, practicing actual mainstream Catholic.
May 31, 2017