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Bigot Dianne Feinstein To Muslim: ‘The Dogma Lives Loudly Within You’

The last time I checked, this was 2017 America, not 15th Century Spain. Someone might want to inform Dianne Feinstein.

Kevin Daley reports:

The religious convictions of one of President Donald Trump’s appeals court nominees featured prominently during a Wednesday confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee…

The two nominees evaluated during the hearing, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen and Notre Dame Law School Professor Amy Coney Barrett, are nominees to federal appeals courts based in Cincinnati, Ohio and Chicago, Ill…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the panel… referenced a law review article that Barrett wrote in 1998 entitled “Muslim Judges in Capital Cases,” which appeared in the Marquette Law Review. Barrett concluded that a Muslim trial judge who is a conscientious objector to the death penalty should recuse himself if asked to enter an order of execution against a convict.

And so Feinstein said this:

“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.”

Since when is it okay for a United States Senator, who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, to be openly bigoted against someone’s religious beliefs? What happened to religious freedom? What happened to the First Amendment? Didn’t the Founding Fathers declare independence because they thought it was wrong to enforce religious tests like this?

Who the hell does that bigot Dianne Feinstein think she is, the Inquisition?

Update: Whoops! My mistake. Barrett isn’t Muslim, she’s Catholic. Therefore, none of what I just said really applies. If you think it does, you’re the bigot. Move along, bigot.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)