US Senators have again taken President Trump’s nominees to task for their (Christian) religious beliefs:
Amy Coney Barrett, a law professor at Notre Dame, was grilled by Democrats over how her Catholic beliefs might influence her decisions from the bench.
“When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for, for years in this country,” Sen. Feinstein said.
The Senators’ unjustified criticisms of Barrett’s religion has been noted even by the left-leaning Baptist Joint Committee, which published a reminder Read more
Former Department of Defense Inspector General Joseph Schmitz has reportedly written a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein (Chair of the Intelligence Committee) highlighting concerns with Chaplain-vetting in the US military. He particularly emphasized the Islamic Society of North America and Louay Safi, whose direct role with the US military has been discussed here before. (The investigation of Safi by NCIS was apparently handed to the Army, who dropped it because he was a civilian.)
Interestingly, this is not the first time this issue has been raised. In fact, the Army’s report on the Fort Hood massacre made similar implications.
Via the Army Chaplaincy blog and FoxNews.