Trump Again Privileges Conservative Christians
With his decision to nominate JudgeBrett Kavanaughto the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump is one step closer to achieving the victory many on the Christian right were hoping for when they voted for him: a solidly conservative court whose rulings could help regain ground they’ve lost in the culture wars.
canada goose With a majority of conservative justices on the Supreme Court, these Christians fear that the country could fall back from the progress it has made on ensuring equality for all. canada goose
canada goose clearance The Rev. William J. Barber II is a pastor from North Carolina who is leading a new progressive religious movement inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign. He told HuffPost he fears that Kavanaugh’s appointment canada goose clearance would create a conservative majority on the court canada goose uk outlet that could make decisions that restrict the canada goose store rights of women, workers, immigrants, LGBTQ people and other vulnerable populations. canada goose clearance
canada goose coats “If this person is appointed, there is a potential that this majority. will actually narrow constitutional protections rather than expand them,”Barber said. “Our moral agenda should always be trying to push more outwards.” canada goose coats
Kavanaugh was an aide to President George W.
One of Kavanaugh’s guests at the announcement of his nomination on Monday night was Monsignor John Enzler, the president and CEO of Catholic Charities, a social services agency run by the church. During brief remarks, Kavanaugh said he used to serve as an altar boy for the priest and still volunteers with him to serve the homeless. area,” Kavanaugh said after the announcement. “The members of that community disagree on many canada goose outlet things, but we are united by a canada goose commitment to serve.”
He now faces a tough confirmation process in the Senate and could be subjected to uk canada goose outlet questioning canada goose coats on sale from canada goose clearance sale senators about how his faith could affect his decisions on the court. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, his rulingson issues such as abortion and religious liberty have been reliably conservative.
canada goose clearance sale If confirmed as a member of the Canada Goose Parka nation’s top court, at 53, he will almost certainly get an opportunity to weigh in on important issues like abortion, Canada Goose sale LGBTQ rights, affirmative action, capital punishment and partisan gerrymandering for decades to come. canada goose clearance sale
Canada Goose online Conservative evangelical leaderspraised Trump on Mondayfor cementing their vision of a Supreme Court that will uphold conservative beliefs on culture war issues. Canada Goose online
Canada Goose Parka Russell Moore, a leader in the Southern canada goose coats Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, expressed support for the nomination on Monday. Canada Goose Parka
canada goose coats on sale “I am confident Judge Kavanaugh will be a strong defender of the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, especially our First Freedom of religious liberty,” Moore wrote in a statement. canada goose coats on sale
buy canada goose jacket Kavanaugh was vetted by the Federalist Society, a legal network led by Leonard Leo, a conservative Catholic Canada Goose Online who helped prepare a list of reliably conservative Supreme Court candidates for Trump. buy canada goose jacket
canadian goose jacket Barber said cheap canada goose uk it’s significant that Trump received a list of canadian goose jacket nominees from the Federalist Society instead of from traditional civil rights organizations that have a canada goose factory sale “deep appreciation” for how the Constitution has expanded to protect the rights of all people. He said it’s important to remember that the Supreme Court hasn’t always interpreted the Constitution in favor of poor and minority populations. canadian goose jacket
“It’s almost as though[Trump]chose to pick people who, by their various legal opinions, have more of a desire to go backwards in jurisprudence rather than forwards,” Barber said.
Jon O’Brien, the president of the abortion rights group Catholics for Choice, said that Trump has chosen a nominee who was “hand selected” by the religious right and by “ultraconservative Catholics” like Leo.
“From day one, President Trump has rewarded ultraconservative Catholic special interests for helping him win the election at the expense of the vast majority of the faithful who believe in social justice and a woman’s right to choose,” O’Brien wrote in an email. “Judge Kavanaugh, and his Federalist Society backers, may have power, money and the ear of the President, but their ultraconservative views do not represent the majority of ordinary Catholics.”
Research from the Guttmacher Institute shows that Catholic women obtain abortions at the same canada goose uk shop rate as American women overall. According Canada Goose online to the Pew Research Center, 61 percent of Catholics surveyed said they do not want to see the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, and a slim majority (53 percent) said they believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
Canada Goose sale “It is very unfortunate that because the Religious Right, including ultraconservative Catholic special interest groups, are the squeaky wheel in American politics they get heard and privileged above the majority of Americans of faith or no faith,” O’Brien wrote. Canada Goose sale
Network, an advocacy organization run by Catholic sisters, stated that Kavanaugh has a history of opinions that are “anti union, anti civil and consumer rights, anti immigrant, anti LGBTQ, and anti health.”
Canada Goose Jackets “His Catholic background should have taught him better,” the sisters said in a Facebook post. Canada Goose Jackets
Trump’s pledge to appoint justices who would restrict women’s canada goose black friday sale access to abortion was of utmost importance to many evangelicals. Barber and other progressive Christians are concerned about Kavanaugh’s views on the 14th Amendment, which has been used to expand the civil rights of people of color and LGBTQ Americans.
Barber Canada Goose Jackets said he believes Kavanaugh’s position on abortion rights are important but added thatit’s also crucial that the judge be grilled during his confirmation hearing on his record on union rights, voting rights, immigrants’ rights and health care.
cheap Canada Goose “[Trump’s supporters] act buy canada goose jacket cheap as though the right to abortion is the litmus test for faith. It is not. The litmus test of faith is how you treat the poor, how you treat the least of these,” Barber said. “If you say you’re pro life but all your other policies are pro hurt and pro death, it’s ultimate hypocrisy.” cheap Canada Goose
canada goose store He said there has always been a faction of https://www.canadagooseisverige.com American Christianity that engages in “theological uk canada goose malpractice” and “extreme religious nationalism.” Now, as in the past, it searches for and finds politicians and candidates who align with its views. canada goose store
buy canada goose jacket cheap But he said he and other progressive Christians refuse to watch silently as this faction of the faithful claims to be the “voice of moral theology” for all American Christians. buy canada goose jacket cheap
canada goose deals “Faith is supposed to be about challenging the houses of injustices, not about taking away health care. It’s not about being anti abortion and pro prayer in schools and hating gay people. That is politics masquerading under the cover of religion,” he said. Also pictured are Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (front row, L R), Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Elena Kagan (back row, L R), Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Sonia Sotomayor canada goose deals.