(Tea Party PAC) – One of the questions that has been raised with the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat left by the recently deceased Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is whether or not a person’s Christian faith should bar them from serving in a public role.
Disgustingly, many of the left-wing political pundits who are spewing their rhetoric all over major mainstream media outlets believe that it should. Apparently, the First Amendment means absolutely nothing to these people. According to them, if you really believe in Jesus Christ, if you follow Him, and seek to apply the Bible to every part of your life, you shouldn’t be allowed to be part of the government in any capacity.
Well, a recent piece written by Jerry Newcombe and published on WND exposes this nonsense for what it really is.
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a vacancy on the Supreme Court. In the days following her death, all of the candidates on President Trump’s shortlist to replace her were dedicated Christians, and the left once again bared their anti-Christian bigotry.
The Constitution says there can be no religious test applied to those seeking office at the federal level (Article VI, clause 3).
A famous incident in 2017 involved California Sen. Dianne Feinstein scorning Catholic Amy Coney Barrett (who is now Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy), at a Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, for being too religious. The senator said, “I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally different. And I think in your case, professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.”
Washington Post writer Ron Charles recently criticized Judge Barrett because of her belief that a “legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God.”
They say this like it’s a bad thing? What’s wrong with wanting to see God glorified in our nation and souls saved by the cross of Christ? People have had their lives radically transformed by Christ in drastically positive ways. Folks have overcome drug addictions through faith in Jesus. Hospitals, schools, and other institutions we take for granted today were created by Christians for this very same purpose. Were they wrong to do so?
When George W. Bush, an outspoken Christian, was president, one of his biggest antagonists (at least behind the scenes) was George Soros. The billionaire venture-capitalist is committed to a secular vision for America. Soros has paid out billions of dollars to try and impose his godless vision on America. With Bush 43 in mind, Soros said, “The separation of church and state, the bedrock of our democracy, is clearly undermined by having a born-again president.”
These are amazing statements. Why not just hang out a sign on Constitution Avenue: “Government Service Openings: Christians Need Not Apply”?
One man had the impertinence to hold a different opinion than these. He said, “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege of interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
Oh my goodness. Who was this backwoods rube? Didn’t he know anything about the Constitution and about our nation’s sacred institutions – er, make that “secular institutions”? That quote was from Founding Father John Jay, one of the three authors of the Federalist Papers, perhaps the finest political science writings in American history. John Jay was appointed by President Washington to serve as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court.
I spoke recently with my friend Dr. Peter Lillback of the Providence Forum on the radio, and I mentioned the Dianne Feinstein quote to him. He noted that we could turn it around and observe that Sen. Feinstein is also dogmatic. But her dogma is one rooted in secularism.
Gary DeMar of American Vision puts it this way: “The left hates any ‘dogma’ that questions their ‘dogma.'”
If we truly take the time to research our history, especially using first-hand sources, it becomes rather clear that those who built this great nation did so with a Christian framework that once abandoned leads to the collapse of the entire republic.
Here are a few examples to show you I’m not making this up:
- This year we celebrate the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower. The Pilgrims said they were establishing their colony “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.”
- Rev. John Winthrop, the leader of the Puritans who founded Boston and Harvard, said of their colony, “For we shall be as a city upon a hill,” providing a metaphor for the future nation that ultimately came from Jesus Himself.
- George Washington said, “[T]rue religion affords to government its surest support.”
- In his Inaugural Address, John Adams said, “I feel it to be my duty to add, if a veneration for the religion of a people who profess and call themselves Christians, and a fixed resolution to consider a decent respect for Christianity among the best recommendations for the public service …” [emphasis added] Rather than prevent one from serving, being a devout Christian is an asset to one’s service in government, said our second president.
- Alexander Hamilton expressed his desire to create “the Christian Constitutional Society,” but his premature death scuttled his plans.
- Thomas Jefferson, certainly not as orthodox as most of the other founders, nonetheless said, “Of all the systems of morality ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus.” (Letter to William Canby, Sept. 18, 1813).
So, should being a devout Christian be something that disqualifies you from serving in the government or other public positions? It seems the very obvious answer is absolutely not. Our founding fathers built this country using the framework of principles that come from the Bible.
This country was established on the basis of Christian moral standards, with the belief in mind that if we ever got away from those principles, the nation would crumble to pieces. I’d say that’s exactly what we’re seeing happening in our day and age right now.
Freedom is only for a moral people. If we want to keep our liberty, we have to adhere to biblical principles.