Several Republican senators sharply criticized federal court nominee Beth Robinson this week for her alleged hostility toward religious liberty.
On August 5, President Joe Biden announced his appointment of Robinson as a judge on the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the White House underscored that she would be the first openly lesbian woman to serve on any federal circuit court.
During Robinson’s confirmation hearings this week, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Robinson’s use of bigoted language toward pro-life Catholics sued by a client of hers in the 1990s.
Robinson had represented a woman in a suit against a Vermont print shop for not printing a pro-abortion group’s business cards because of the owners’ Catholic faith.
Robinson’s client, Linda Paquette, had attempted to order membership cards for Vermont Catholics for Choice, a now-defunct abortion-advocacy group, at Regal Art Press in St. Albans, Vermont.
The Bakers, the Catholic owners of Regal Art Press, declined the order, insisting that Catholics cannot be pro-abortion, and Paquette sued.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Robinson’s legal brief in the case contained “strong and even incendiary language” toward the Bakers’ Catholic faith. Among other things, Robinson referred to the Bakers’ pro-life beliefs as “invidious” and “pernicious.”
For his part, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) told Robinson he was “troubled by [her] history of compelling individuals to express pro-abortion viewpoints against their religious convictions,” noting that he had “profound concerns” about her nomination.
When Hawley asked Robinson if she would “stand by” the document, Robinson replied that she did not remember all of the words in the brief, as it had been 30 years since she had written it.
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When you voted for Biden, you voted for this abomination too. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
A person’s sexual identity matters, and tells you a lot about them. Defending their sinful lifestyles shows they have a huge blind spot, or worse, accept evil as good. These are not people who should be in positions of moral leadership. It’s not homophobic, it’s the reality of how their world views are twisted.
Diversity is not a strength. Just look around at what’s happening in America. Don’t trust anyone who says that diversity is a strength or that diversity is a corporate or social value. Diversity is perversity.
I hate it when biden appoints judges simply based on their good looks
Perversity: a deliberate desire to behave in an unreasonable or unacceptable way; contrariness. Since we are all made in the image of God, is it not unacceptable to not support people of diverse races, creeds, etc.?
The human race is made up of a diverse bunch of people, ergo, diversity cannot by definition be perverse.
Biden seems to enjoy selecting first time anything, as he selected the “first lesbian judge” to the Vermont Supreme Court. Does sexual preference play a part of a nomination to any position? It seems so for the Pres. Oh, I forgot, ‘good catholic Joe.’
Has Bro. Joe nominated a trans Black Hindu left-hander yet?
And, of course, he did have to emphasize her sexual orientation because, of course, it’s all about sex, not judicial qualifications.
He does seem to be pretty good at intersectionality. Although she is only a “two-for,” unless she’s maybe a Muslim or Wiccan as well.
He has more firsts than George Washington, who was only “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
George W. who? No, not that George. “By (Saint) George,” may we be delivered from Befuddled Biden’s hostility to life, liberty (including religious liberty), and property as well as marriage and family.