There are a disturbing number of Democrat lawmakers who believe Christians must renounce their religious beliefs and affiliations in religious-based organizations if they want to hold public office.

The latest victim of this blatant religious bigotry is Brian Buescher, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. District Court in Nebraska.

Buescher came under attack by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, for his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a revered and highly-respected Catholic charitable organization.

Both lawmakers posed a series of written questions demanding to know if he would end his membership in the Knights of Columbus should he be confirmed.

“The Knights of Columbus has taken a number of extreme positions,” Hirono wrote in the questionnaire. “For example, it was reportedly one of the top contributors to California’s Proposition 8 campaign to ban same-sex marriage.”

“We must call this out for what it is – religious bigotry."

— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii

Harris referred to the group as an “all-male society” and took issue with their positions on abortion and other culture war issues.

“Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman’s right to choose when you joined the organization?” Harris queried.

The condemnation from conservatives was swift.

“This isn’t just about the Knights of Columbus or Catholics, this is an ongoing attack from the extremist left of the Democratic Party to silence people of faith and run them out of engaging in public service based on their religious beliefs,” Penny Nance, the president of Concerned Women for America, wrote in a statement.

But I was especially encouraged to see Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, a newly announced presidential candidate, call out members of her own party for “weaponizing religion.”

“We must call this out for what it is – religious bigotry,” she wrote in a scathing op-ed in The Hill. “I stand strongly against those who are fomenting religious bigotry, citing as disqualifies Buescher’s Catholicism and his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus. If Buescher is ‘unqualified’ because of his Catholicism and affiliation with the Knights of Columbus, then President John F. Kennedy, and the ‘liberal lion of the Senate’ Ted Kennedy would have been ‘unqualified’ for the same reasons.”

I respect Gabbard’s bold declaration that “no American should be asked to renounce his or her faith or membership in a faith-based, service organization in order to hold public office.” But I’m afraid she may be in the minority within her party.

Radio host Dennis Prager said on Fox Nation’s Starnes Country, that secularists and leftists are attempting to drive people of faith out of the public arena.

“The only organized opposition [to leftism] comes from within Judaism and Christianity,” Prager said. “The Orthodox Jew, the faithful Mormon, the traditional Catholic, and the Evangelical Protestant, these are the only organized opponents to leftism, and they know it, and they will do anything they can to suppress it.”

To his point, in 2012 Democrats removed God from their party platform. And in 2016 delegates heckled a preacher attempting to deliver a prayer during the national convention.

That could explain why modern-day congressional confirmation hearings now seem to resemble religious inquisitions.

In 2017, Notre Dame law professor and mother of seven Amy Coney Barrett was grilled by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., over her orthodox beliefs.

“When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern,” Feinstein infamously declared.

During that same year, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., viciously attacked the religious faith of Russell Vought, the president’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Sen. Sanders deemed Vought unsuitable for office because the nominee believes that salvation is found alone through Jesus Christ. He said someone with that kind of religious belief system is “really not someone who this country is supposed to be about.”

The Democrats may as well have asked, “Are you now or have you ever been a follower of Jesus Christ?”

It’s not just religious bigotry, but it comes dangerously close to violating Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution – there “shall be no religious test” for any American seeking to serve in public office. In other words, a religious litmus test for public office is against the law.

Sens. Harris and Hirono are either woefully ignorant of the law or they are, in fact, religious bigots. I contend they are both – making them undeserving of a place in Congress.

This column is adapted from a commentary delivered by Todd Starnes on the Fox Nation program "Starnes Country."

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I've explained this all day. I'm glad 'bestworking' had one of her little friends post the entire article.

Below is an direct quote from the page of the "Oath of the Knights of Columbus'.

"I do now denounce and disown allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or State, named Protestant or Liberals, or obedience to any of their laws, magistrates or officers."

The issue is with his religious convictions, not his religion. Why do Republicans have such a problem differentiating the two?

 If the man were a Muslim and took the same oath, they'd still be against his appointment. He can't be loyal to his oath and keep his legal responsibilities , both. Facts are important.

#factsmatter

L. Cranston posted:
giftedamateur posted:

Your logic shows you are a hypocrite that is trying, and failing, to explain why Dems are entitled to be religious bigots.

Your failing to see the difference shows your lack of reasoning skills .

You ignore the facts because you can't deal with it Condie,,,
you never will...
Kraven posted:
L. Cranston posted:
giftedamateur posted:

Your logic shows you are a hypocrite that is trying, and failing, to explain why Dems are entitled to be religious bigots.

Your failing to see the difference shows your lack of reasoning skills .

You ignore the facts because you can't deal with it Condie,,,
you never will...

The key was that total revenue was about twice the tax revenue.  Watch for lefties complaining about how high the DoD budget is.  Compared with total revenue, its about 15 percent.  Blocked, the Shadow aka Contenduhh.  Arguing with invulnerable ignorance is a waste of my time. 

direstraits posted:
Kraven posted:
L. Cranston posted:
giftedamateur posted:

Your logic shows you are a hypocrite that is trying, and failing, to explain why Dems are entitled to be religious bigots.

Your failing to see the difference shows your lack of reasoning skills .

You ignore the facts because you can't deal with it Condie,,,
you never will...

The key was that total revenue was about twice the tax revenue.  Watch for lefties complaining about how high the DoD budget is.  Compared with total revenue, its about 15 percent.  Blocked, the Shadow aka Contenduhh.  Arguing with invulnerable ignorance is a waste of my time. 

Blocked him too. Ha, it's crash. Anyway, got tired of him trying to explain why religious bigotry is OK as long as it is the dems doing it.

Jutu posted:
direstraits posted:
Kraven posted:
L. Cranston posted:
giftedamateur posted:

Your logic shows you are a hypocrite that is trying, and failing, to explain why Dems are entitled to be religious bigots.

Your failing to see the difference shows your lack of reasoning skills .

You ignore the facts because you can't deal with it Condie,,,
you never will...

The key was that total revenue was about twice the tax revenue.  Watch for lefties complaining about how high the DoD budget is.  Compared with total revenue, its about 15 percent.  Blocked, the Shadow aka Contenduhh.  Arguing with invulnerable ignorance is a waste of my time. 

Blocked him too. Ha, it's crash. Anyway, got tired of him trying to explain why religious bigotry is OK as long as it is the dems doing it.

I can't fix your ignorance. Not when you're hanging onto it like a lifeline.  Religious bigotry is the trademark of Republicans. Well, bigotry and ignorance, but they go hand in hand.

 

This isn't prejudice. This is because these Catholics have taken this oath of allegiance:

 

"I, ____________________, now, in the presence of Almighty God, the blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Saint John the Baptist, the holy apostles Saint Peter and Paul, and all the saints, sacred hosts of heaven and to you, my Ghostly Father, the superior general of the society of Jesus Christ, founded by Saint Ignatius Loyala, in the pontification of Paul the third and continued to the present, do by the womb of the Virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus, declare and swear that his holiness the pope is Christ's vice regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or universal church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing given to his holiness by my Savior Jesus Christ he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths, and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation, and they may be safely destroyed.

Therefore, to the utmost of my power I will defend this doctrine and his holiness' right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or protestant authority whatsoever, especially the Lutheran Church of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, and the pretended authority and churches of England and Scotland, and the branches of the same now established in Ireland and on the continent of America and elsewhere, and all adherents in regard that they by usurped and heretical opposing the sacred mother church of Rome.

I do now denounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince, or state-named protestant or liberals, or obedience to any of their laws, magistrates, or officers.

 
Dr. John posted:

This isn't prejudice. This is because these Catholics have taken this oath of allegiance:

 

"I, ____________________, now, in the presence of Almighty God, the blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Saint John the Baptist, the holy apostles Saint Peter and Paul, and all the saints, sacred hosts of heaven and to you, my Ghostly Father, the superior general of the society of Jesus Christ, founded by Saint Ignatius Loyala, in the pontification of Paul the third and continued to the present, do by the womb of the Virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus, declare and swear that his holiness the pope is Christ's vice regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or universal church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing given to his holiness by my Savior Jesus Christ he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths, and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation, and they may be safely destroyed.

Therefore, to the utmost of my power I will defend this doctrine and his holiness' right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or protestant authority whatsoever, especially the Lutheran Church of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, and the pretended authority and churches of England and Scotland, and the branches of the same now established in Ireland and on the continent of America and elsewhere, and all adherents in regard that they by usurped and heretical opposing the sacred mother church of Rome.

I do now denounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince, or state-named protestant or liberals, or obedience to any of their laws, magistrates, or officers.

 

Provenance for this please.  It appears to a portion of a priest's oath of allegiance from a work of fiction, "The Devil in Robes."

direstraits posted:
Dr. John posted:

This isn't prejudice. This is because these Catholics have taken this oath of allegiance:

 

"I, ____________________, now, in the presence of Almighty God, the blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed Saint John the Baptist, the holy apostles Saint Peter and Paul, and all the saints, sacred hosts of heaven and to you, my Ghostly Father, the superior general of the society of Jesus Christ, founded by Saint Ignatius Loyala, in the pontification of Paul the third and continued to the present, do by the womb of the Virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus, declare and swear that his holiness the pope is Christ's vice regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or universal church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing given to his holiness by my Savior Jesus Christ he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths, and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation, and they may be safely destroyed.

Therefore, to the utmost of my power I will defend this doctrine and his holiness' right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or protestant authority whatsoever, especially the Lutheran Church of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, and the pretended authority and churches of England and Scotland, and the branches of the same now established in Ireland and on the continent of America and elsewhere, and all adherents in regard that they by usurped and heretical opposing the sacred mother church of Rome.

I do now denounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince, or state-named protestant or liberals, or obedience to any of their laws, magistrates, or officers.

 

Provenance for this please.  It appears to a portion of a priest's oath of allegiance from a work of fiction, "The Devil in Robes."

https://books.google.com/books...y%20oath&f=false

I guess the old Democratic Party / KKK offices still haven't gotten around to purging all their old records. I'm sure there might also be some home made anti-Semitic literature as well.

L. Cranston posted:

The Oath of the Knights of Columbus is readily available online. I tried to tell you all this, but you're all too busy hating Democrats/Liberals to read any facts.

During the nadir of American race relations, a bogus oath was circulated claiming that Fourth Degree Knights swore to exterminate Freemasons and Protestants.[30] The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), which was growing into a newly powerful force through the 1920s, spread the bogus oath far and wide as part of their contemporary campaign against Catholics.[31] Numerous state councils and the Supreme Council believed publication would stop if the KKK were assessed fines or punished by jail time assessed and began suing distributors for libel.[32] As a result, the KKK ended its publication of the false oath. As the order did not wish to appear motivated by a "vengeful spirit", it asked for leniency from judges when sentencing offenders.[32]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_of_Columbus

The oath might be available on line, but like most things on the web, it's a big lie.

direstraits posted:

Interesting to view Democrats pushing this old demiscat.  A reminder that Democrats were the forefathers of the KKK and the present day Antifa. 

Which party is the forefather of the proud boys and league of the south?

Naio posted:
direstraits posted:

Interesting to view Democrats pushing this old demiscat.  A reminder that Democrats were the forefathers of the KKK and the present day Antifa. 

Which party is the forefather of the proud boys and league of the south?

Obviously, an offshoot of the KKK.  So, back to the Demmies. 

direstraits posted:
Dr. John posted:

This seemed to surface when JFK ran for president. Would he be bound to honor pope's wishes? Sort of like Putin and Trump?

So what would a Catholic do?

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/Catho...llegiance_to_us_and/

Isn't it time to put this anti-papist stuff back into the 18th century where it belongs!  

Sure, then we can elect those KY kids to office. They'll clean out the reservations for us.

direstraits posted:
Naio posted:
direstraits posted:

Interesting to view Democrats pushing this old demiscat.  A reminder that Democrats were the forefathers of the KKK and the present day Antifa. 

Which party is the forefather of the proud boys and league of the south?

Obviously, an offshoot of the KKK.  So, back to the Demmies. 

So, you're gonna pretend they don't vote for republicans to save face? Cool...

Naio posted:
direstraits posted:
Naio posted:
direstraits posted:

Interesting to view Democrats pushing this old demiscat.  A reminder that Democrats were the forefathers of the KKK and the present day Antifa. 

Which party is the forefather of the proud boys and league of the south?

Obviously, an offshoot of the KKK.  So, back to the Demmies. 

So, you're gonna pretend they don't vote for republicans to save face? Cool...

Of the 4,743 persons lynched by the KKK from 1882 to 1964, 1,297 were white Republicans.  

David Barton Setting the Record Straight:  American History In Black and White

The recent doxxing of an Antifa leader revealed a communist advocating extreme violence.  Antifa – the new terrorist arm of the Democrats.

"Smash Racism DC organizer Jose Martin, also known as “Chepe,” is a radical communist and Antifa leader operating in the U.S. He advocates for the violent overthrow of the government and for the murder of the rich and claims to have international involvement in left-wing movements.

But the agitator has made great efforts to separate his fanatical personas from a third identity, his legal name: Joseph “Jose” Alcoff. Under that identity, the 36-year-old has worked as a payday campaign manager for Americans for Financial Reform since 2016, where he advocates for reforms of predatory loans before members of Congress.

Alcoff typically uses his Jose Martin persona for appearances in mainstream media. Under this alias, he’s been cited as a Chicago Copwatch organizer and as an Occupy Wall Streetorganizer, as well as an unofficial organizer for Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.

Jose Martin is often introduced to audiences as an “organizer,” “activist” or “militant researcher,” and has published articles with Rolling Stone and The Indypendent, and regularly appears on BBC radio programs. He discussed his vision of a police-free society on MSNBC in 2015.

He also claims to be involved in campaigns worldwide. Speaking as Jose Martin on “BBC Business Matters” in 2014, Alcoff said he has injected himself into movements as a “militant researcher” in Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Spain, Portugal and France. "

https://libertyunyielding.com/...ist-agenda-unmasked/

Naio posted:

the proud boys.... and league of the south... claim conservative values and vote republican.  

And, the Communist Party, USA accepted the Democrat's political platform.  We can't pick who is for or against us.  That's both freedom and free will at play.  Doubt that God appreciated Torquemada acting in His name, either.  

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