It’s completely unsurprising but still completely revolting. MSNBC wondered whether there were too many Catholics on the Supreme Court to fairly decide Hobby Lobby’s religious liberty case against the HHS Mandate.
Anchor Joy Reid says:
The Obama administration is arguing that corporations are, in fact, not people, and that they can’t shield themselves behind religious beliefs. The court that will decide includes six Catholic justices, some of whom have not been shy about asserting their religion. And all of this is taking place as the country becomes more secular. Even as the fervently religious fight even harder than ever to push creationism in taxpayer funded schools, and on science TV shows. And where the question of corporate personhood has gone from whether the railroad has to pay its taxes to whether corporations can be religious people. The question is do you trust this court to make those decisions?
I, as a Catholic, can honestly say no. I don’t trust this court at all. Sonia Sotomayor? Uhm no. Anthony Kennedy? Not exactly. I don’t trust John Roberts either.
So to answer MSNBC’s concerns about Catholics on the court, I don’t trust them at all. But not in the way they mean.
HT Hot Air