The Patriot Post® · Joe Biden: Anti-Religious Bigot

By Douglas Andrews ·

Last year, during an event at Hillsdale College’s DC campus, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, was asked the following question by a former student: “What role, if any, should the faith of a nominee have in the confirmation process?”

Her answer: None.

She elaborated: “We have a long tradition of religious tolerance in this country. And in fact, the religious test clause in the Constitution makes it unconstitutional to impose a religious test on anyone who holds public office. So whether someone is Catholic or Jewish or Evangelical or Muslim or has no faith at all is irrelevant to the job.”

Judge Barrett has clearly given plenty of thought to this issue, and for good reason. “I do have one thing that I want to add to that, though,” she said. “I think when you step back and you think about the debate about whether someone’s religion has any bearing on their fitness for office, it seems to me that the premise of the question is that people of faith would have a uniquely difficult time separating out their moral commitments from their obligation to apply the law. And I think people of faith should reject that premise. All people … have deeply held moral convictions, whether or not they come from faith.”

Religious bigots like Bill Maher were unimpressed, though. Or perhaps they’re just constitutional ignoramuses. “Apparently, the pick is going to be Amy Coney,” Maher said shortly after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. “We’re going to be saying the name a lot because she’s a f—ing nut. … Amy Coney Barrett. Catholic. Really Catholic. I mean really, really Catholic.”

Maher must be blissfully ignorant of that “religious test clause” mentioned by soon-to-be Justice Barrett — a clause found in Article VI of our gloriously pesky Constitution that says: “but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

No. Religious. Test. Ever.

Regardless, when did a religion practiced by more than 50 million American adults become a pejorative? Why, Joe Biden himself is a Catholic. Granted, he’s a weak one, a fake one, a religiously intolerant one who supports open borders, abortion on demand, the redefinition of words like “marriage” and “family,” and gender-dysphoric men who demand to use our daughters’ bathrooms and compete against them in sports. But he’s a Catholic, mind you.

Biden, in fact, has called conservative Christians “the dregs of society.” Oh, his handlers will argue that he said no such thing. But in September 2018, when he prostrated himself before the radical — and deceptively named — Human Rights Campaign, he said those who’ve “tried to define family” and thereby opposed the agenda of the “LGBTQIA+” community are committing “a crime” and are “a small percentage of the American people, virulent people, some of them the dregs of society.” (Skip ahead to the 40-minute mark of the video.)

More recently — last week, in fact — Nikitha Rai, deputy data director for Scranton Joe’s Pennsylvania operation, said, “I’d heavily prefer views like that not be elevated to SCOTUS, but unfortunately our current culture is still relatively intolerant. It will be a while before those types of beliefs are so taboo that they’re disqualifiers.”

So Biden’s point person in Pennsylvania yearns for a day when the views of traditional Christians (and Jews and Muslims, for that matter) are verboten. And leftists think conservatives are intolerant?

Democrats and their media toadies have, in recent years, become increasingly fond of a particular expression made popular by the late poet Maya Angelou. “When someone shows you who they are,” she said, “believe them the first time.”

Fair enough. Biden and his campaign staff have shown us who they are. They’re anti-religious bigots. God willing, people of faith will remember that on November 3.