Media attacks Amy Coney Barrett’s affiliation with Christian school and legal fellowship

by Peter Heck · Sep 29th, 2020 9:08 am

Last Updated Sep 30th, 2020 at 8:31 pm

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is currently taking heat for having served on the board of trustees for The Trinity School in South Bend, Indiana, which holds to orthodox Christian teaching on marriage and sexuality.

Critics of Barrett object to the fact that, while serving on the board between 2015 and 2017, she supported a statement of values "at odds with American law," given that gay marriage had already become legal as a result of Obergefell v. Hodges.

Meanwhile, reporters at the Washington Post criticized Barrett for speaking at the Blackstone Legal Fellowship, which they note desires to ingrain a "distinctly Christian worldview" in the hearts and minds of Christian law school students.

These criticisms first surfaced when Barrett was nominated by President Trump in 2017 for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and culminated when California Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) publicly chastised Barrett, saying, "The dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern."

Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings are set to begin October 12.


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