The U.S. Senate voted to confirm judicial appointee Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals despite overwhelming opposition from more than a dozen radical feminist groups.
The 55–43 vote, largely split along party lines, was hailed as a victory for Christians in America by prominent religious liberty advocates. Barrett was famously questioned on her Catholic faith and the role she says it played in her daily and professional life.
Catholic League President Bill Donohue issued a blunt statement following her confirmation as judge, condemning what he called the hypocrisy of feminist groups that fought tooth and nail to block her from the bench.
“Seventeen ‘women’s rights’ organizations, all of which complain there aren’t enough women in public office, tried to stop the appointment of a woman, Amy Coney Barrett, to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. They failed,” Donohue said.
The Catholic League President went on to note how Barrett’s confirmation to the Seventh Circuit represents a huge win for all members of the faith.
“This was also a victory for those who oppose anti-Catholicism, the one prejudice still tolerated, and indeed promoted, by those who say they are opposed to bigotry,” he added.
Donohue’s statements may seem unbelievable, but they hold a lot of water when you consider the amount of hostility Catholics endure from America’s political establishment. In addition to being attacked for their stalwart defense of traditional marriage, Catholics are often the object of scorn for their staunch pro-life stance.
Barrett, who worked as a law professor at Notre Dame Law School, was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a judge for the Seventh Circuit in May. The seat was vacated by Judge John Daniel Tinder, who took senior status in February 2015.
During her initial hearings with the Senate Judicial Committee, Barrett was caught in a fiery exchange with California Democrat Diane Feinstein — who appeared to suggest that Catholics are somehow incapable of being judges. Watch Barrett stand her ground in defense of traditional Christian beliefs in the video below.
~ 1776 Christian