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July 25, 2005

No religious test, unless Liberals use it

From Agape Press:

...[the] Associated Press, in reporting on its recent poll asking if Roberts should answer senators' questions about his stance on abortion, also injected the "Catholic card" in a somewhat ambiguous fashion.

The AP report stated that "While deputy solicitor general in 1990, Roberts, a Roman Catholic, helped write a legal brief" that suggested Roe v. Wade be overturned. While that may not seem a critical insertion about the nominee's religious affiliation, Donohue offers the following:

"To the unconvinced, imagine reading [this]: 'Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Jew, helped write a legal brief' for the ACLU upholding Roe," he offers, noting that according to most surveys, Jews are more uniformly in favor of abortion rights than Catholic are pro-life.

And there's more, says Donohue. "NPR's Lynn Neary said of Roberts, 'And he is a Roman Catholic, and that might affect the way he views an issue like abortion, for instance,'" he notes.

Juxtapose that with a recent comment about Pat Robertson form lefty blogger MyDD:

...Surprised by the words coming out of Pat Robertson's mouth, that he would actully [sic] admit to it on National TV, that non Christians (particularly non evangelicals and non jews [sic]) should not be allowed to serve in the President's Cabinet or at high levels in the Federal Gov.

Odd that it's okay when Liberal use religion as a reason against someone being chosen to serve, but bad when Conservatives use it.

Oh, and for those who for some reason remain uncertain, it's wrong to apply a religious test from public office whether it's the Ass. Press or Pat Robertson.

Coverage: Confirm them

Posted by Danny Carlton at July 25, 2005 09:05 AM

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