Fox News host Laura Ingraham criticized Democrat leaders for their open “anti-Christian and anti-Catholic bigotry” Tuesday as they trash conservative Catholic Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a potential replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“We saw it coming for years, but with the possible Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, the anti-Christian and anti-Catholic bigotry within the Democrat Party is now undeniable,” Ingraham said at the beginning of show. “And now they don’t even pretend to hide their anti-Catholicism.”
As an example, she played clips of several anti-Catholic statements that Democrat Senators made during Barrett’s confirmation hearing to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Breitbart reports.
Among them, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California told Barrett: “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern.”
Lately, leftists and mainstream news outlets have been attacking Barrett for belonging to a conservative Christian group called People of Praise. Newsweek even erroneously linked it to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” and later had to issue a correction.
“But this is how the Left always operates,” Ingraham continued. “Depict a benevolent, charismatic faithful prayer group, which counts Catholic Bishops, by the way, as their members, portray that as an evil cult and then attempt to use it against a judge who has the audacity to believe in God.”
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Ingraham said Democrats hate Barrett because she follows her faith, unlike Joe Biden who also claims to be a devout Catholic but supports abortion on demand.
“Joe Biden, a Roman Catholic, is now presiding over a party that has an ugly vendetta against all people of strong, traditional faith,” Ingraham said.
She said Democrat leaders are particularly focused on preserving Roe v. Wade, an all-male ruling which forced states to legalize abortion on demand, and they fear that Barrett, a highly accomplished lawyer and mother of seven children, could lead to its undoing.
“… they’re so invested in using the court as a way to advance a far-left social agenda that they can’t get past and the regular legislative process, that they’ve alienated millions and millions and millions of moderate voters in rural and suburban America …” Ingraham said.
For decades, abortion activists and their allies in the Democratic Party have relied heavily on the courts – rather than legislation sponsored by voter-elected lawmakers — to stop states from protecting unborn babies from abortions. Voter-elected state legislatures have passed hundreds of pro-life laws in the past decade. However, the courts repeatedly have struck down the laws.
Polls consistently show that most Americans support limits on abortion. A recent Gallup poll found 55 percent of Americans say abortion should be illegal or allowed in only a few circumstances.
And with a strong conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court, protections for unborn babies could be upheld.
“Since Democrats have pegged their entire existence on preserving Roe v. Wade – they’ll die on that hill, they’ve shunned and expelled pretty much all pro-life members of their own party,” Ingraham said. “Now, that means excluding from their ranks every Christian, Jew and Muslim in the entire country who believe in traditional gender roles and protecting innocent life, and so be it.”
Some Democrats claim to be devout Catholics, including Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but they do not live out their faith. They support the killing of unborn babies in elective abortions without restriction and want to force taxpayers to pay for them. They also oppose religious protections for employers like the Little Sisters of the Poor and Hobby Lobby, who have religious objections to providing contraception that may cause abortions in their employee health plans.