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New revelation should disqualify Barrett for the Supreme Court

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In case you missed it, Associated Press is reporting this morning that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served on the board of a private school chain that pursued discriminatory policies toward children.

This from the story by reporters Michelle R. Smith and Michael Biesecker:

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom.

The policies that discriminated against LGBTQ people and their children were in place for years at Trinity Schools Inc., both before Barrett joined the board in 2015 and during the time she served.

The three schools, in Indiana, Minnesota and Virginia, are affiliated with People of Praise, an insular community rooted in its own interpretation of the Bible, of which Barrett and her husband have been longtime members. At least three of the couple’s seven children have attended the Trinity School at Greenlawn, in South Bend, Indiana.

The story goes on to provide detailed information about the way Trinity Schools practiced discrimination and delivered downright horrific messages to the children it did admit.

Several former students of varying ages who attend all three Trinity schools separately described being taught a vivid reading from Dante’s “Inferno” that depicts the eternal suffering of Sodomites condemned to hell for their sins. Four of them said teachers made clear the passage referred to gay men who were rightly suffering in hell. Some more recent graduates of the Minnesota school, however, said their teacher did not dwell on the passage.

One Trinity graduate even told of being forced to undergo “conversion therapy” after school administrators learned he was gay.

This is, in a word, outrageous. Just as it should and would disqualify Barrett if she served on the board of a school that discriminated against children based upon the race of their parents, so too should it disqualify her to have approved of such ignorant and intolerant policies toward the children of LGBTQ parents.

Especially on a day in which even Pope Francis stated that gay people are the “children of God” and endorsed same-sex civil unions, Barrett’s support of such hateful discrimination should sound the death knell for her nomination.

Click here to read the full story.

5 Comments


  1. Andrew Miller

    October 21, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Stay strong Amy! Don’t back down! We knew they would come after you over something. This board position does not disqualify you from the Supreme Court! Remember to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths”. Follow God’s word over man’s word. We stand behind you!

  2. Gary Stephenopoulous

    October 22, 2020 at 12:39 am

    God has no place in government. Government must remain 100% secular. There are many religions. They don’t all share the same doctrine. Allowing religion to dictate is in plain view in placed like Iran. Would you really want an American Ayatollah? Americans are free to worship the the religion of their choice. The government can’t choose which one to base laws on again unless you’d like to see AMERICAN Shariah law. You are free to think of me as a Hell bound moron for believing that all religions are complete BS, and I’m free to think of you as a misguided, superstitious imbecile. God’s as real as the tooth fairy and Santa. We both can talk freely in favor of our beliefs , or negatively about others. You’re already an Atheist but don’t even know it. Do u believe in Zeus, or Poseidon? What makes Jesus more teal than them? Ill bet you have no idea why you believe in Jesus. Id bet everything i own that the only thoughts in your head came from from your parents and Sunday School. Did u take the time to review all the belief systems l, analyze and compare them all. And then choose the one based on thorough analysis and comparisons? I did, and regardless of what my parents believe, I chose to believe they are all BS. And Amy Barret can only be a good justice if she leaves the religioun at home

  3. Miss Heartley

    October 22, 2020 at 6:12 am

    You know there is much more which is why they are rushing it thru, to prevent people from finding it. Why else do you SCRUB someone off your websites? Hypocrites! God loves all his children not SOME. Not just the ones who YOU view as good. What did the previous comment say…dont lean on mans word? It is the old white man who has deemed LGBQT as wrong. It’s sad when Christians claim to love God but fail to follow his word.

  4. Jbengel

    October 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    It should be disqualifying, but the power hungry hypocrites in the majority (for now) will move heaven and earth to give the working people of America the finger one last time. As long as Barrett will vote with money she could have committed actual genocide and they wouldn’t even blink. And the Branch Covidians and MAGAtts will lap it up like the feeble sheep they are. I supposes this is what they mean by “Ignorance is bliss”.

  5. Ernie Thiessen

    October 27, 2020 at 11:23 am

    I am amazed, that regardless of culture or religion, we all know the difference between right and wrong. How is that ?
    Our nations as per U.S. and Canada have adopted our core values based on the “Ten Commandments”.
    Our governments are directed of the people to enable law and order and decency, with the judicial system in place to enforce and make accountable, the governments of the day.
    The appointment of Supreme Court Justices is part of the democratic process. The guidelines are in place to ensure the Constitution is up held for we “ the people”.
    Justice Amy Barrett is obligated by the “Constitution” and by “oath” to honour the people of America, similar to every other appointment by any other president.

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