President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith. Former members of the group, called People of Praise, say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands.
Not this again. Democrats just love attacking Christians for this, because they hate it.
NEWS FLASH: Joe Biden also belongs to a group that says wives should submit to their husbands. It’s called Christianity and the Catholic Church!
The AP admits they went ‘dumpster diving’ for material on the group People of Praise:
AP also reviewed 15 years of back issues of the organization’s internal magazine, “Vine and Branches,” which has published birth announcements, photos and other mentions of Barrett and her husband, Jesse, whose family has been active in the group for four decades. On Friday, all editions of the magazine were removed from the group’s website.
I wonder how many reporters they assigned to read 15 years worth of magazines. I bet it was quite a few.
The AP suggests that because of Barrett’s affiliation with a group ‘that elevates the role of men’, she doesn’t deserve to fill RBG’s seat:
Barrett’s affiliation with a conservative religious group that elevates the role of men has drawn particular scrutiny given that she would be filling the high court seat held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a feminist icon who spent her legal career fighting for women to have full equality. Barrett, by contrast, is being hailed by religious conservatives as an ideological heir to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a staunch abortion-rights opponent for whom she clerked as a young lawyer.
They also try to paint the group as a ‘cult’ where ‘men dominate their wives’:
Several people familiar with People of Praise, including some current members, told the AP that the group has been misunderstood. They call it a Christian fellowship, focused on building community. One member described it as a “family of families,” who commit themselves to each other in mutual support to live together “through thick and thin.”
But the group has also been portrayed by some former members, and in books, blogs and news reports as hierarchical, authoritarian and controlling, where men dominate their wives, leaders dictate members’ life choices and those who leave are shunned.
You’d think the AP was describing Scientology or fundamental Mormonism. It’s ludicrous.
Lastly, the AP later admits that they didn’t just read 15 years worth of People of Praise magazines:
AP interviewed seven current and former members of People of Praise, reviewed its tax records, websites, missionary blogs and back issues of its magazine to try to paint a fuller picture of an organization that Barrett has been deeply involved in since childhood.
I wish they’d scrutinize Joe Biden like they are scrutinizing Barrett.
It’s really amazing how hard the left is trying to demonize Catholicism and Christianity because Amy Coney Barrett is Catholic. They believe they can get away with their bigotry by focusing solely on this ecumenical group, demonizing it instead of attacking Christianity and Catholicism directly. But the items they are highlighting as ‘cultish’ are basic Christian tenets of the faith, whether it be sex only inside of marriage, homosexuality being evil or wives being called to submit to their husbands.
Regarding that last item of wives submitting to their husbands, the left ALWAYS leaves out the part right after where the Bible calls on husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the Church. Which means husbands are called to love their wives so much they’d die for them. One might say wives got the better deal!