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2020-09-22 2:06:04 PM  
75 votes:
here are some "fun" reads:

THE CULT OF PRAISE

CHARISMATIC COVENANT COMMUNITY: A FAILED PROMISE

I Grew Up in a Bible Cult and It Ruined Our Family

People of Praise -Marks of a Christian Cult


this woman isn't "just a catholic". and that MATTERS.


and finally, if you missed it in my other posts on her threads:

barrett may be a brilliant woman and an honest legal scholar and practitioner, but make no mistake she herself said:

"I'm just going to identify one way in which I hope that you, as graduates of Notre Dame, will fulfill the promise of being a different kind of lawyer. And that is this: that you will always keep in mind that your legal career is but a means to an end, and as Father Jenkins told you this morning, that end is building the kingdom of God."

Associate Professor Amy Coney Barrett, Diploma Ceremony Address

this woman believes with her whole heart she is on a mission from god. do you think for one second she will let "legal precedent" have more impact on her decisions than reshaping america to be more "godly"?

she's respected. she's smart, she's female, she's conventionally attractive, she's only 48 years old, and she is DANGEROUS to every single american who wishes NOT to live under a theocracy.
 
2020-09-22 2:26:21 PM  
40 votes:
Remember after Trump was elected and some of us were saying how we're on the way to Handmaid's Tale times, and some of you told us we were overreacting? Now his potential SC nominee belongs to a cult that inspired the freakin' book. So shut up.
 
2020-09-22 1:39:27 PM  
31 votes:
It's a damn cult.
 
2020-09-22 2:01:51 PM  
29 votes:
Huh.  I guess it actually is an instruction manual.

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2020-09-22 2:27:15 PM  
27 votes:
If her beliefs are that a woman should submit to her husband... Would she be a true justice? Or would the husband's views and opinions set her decisions?

I fail to see how someone who clings to subservience is, in any way, capable, competent or appropriate for an independent judiciary.

And, for the "But Constitution!" people... I don't give a poo what her religious denomination is. I care that she has stated she is not independent. She is, by her own words, going to go with what her husband says. That's the opposite of a nomination's purpose.
 
2020-09-22 2:14:04 PM  
21 votes:
Sounds like by her cult sect's own dogma she shouldn't be a judge...at least not one allowed to pass judgement on men.
 
2020-09-22 2:39:42 PM  
19 votes:

Jake Havechek: It's a damn cult.


I used to roll my eyes when people would write this about Trump/Republicans/conservatives/right wingers.

Now I feel like an idiot. For all that time my attitude was "I don't agree with what they stand for but there's no need for hyperbole" when they the truth was right there all along and the 'it's a cult' people saw it clearly. I imagine people who live in countries where leaders of the dominant religion have taken over are looking at the US now and watching the same kinds of people trying to do the same kind of thing here.
 
2020-09-22 2:21:33 PM  
19 votes:

aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.


If only it mattered.
 
2020-09-22 2:33:12 PM  
17 votes:
Someone like Sherod Brown or Sheldon Whitehouse needs to ask her "Will she be making SC rulings, or will her husband?"
 
2020-09-22 2:29:31 PM  
17 votes:
Why is her husband letting her out of the house?  Shouldn't she be at home looking after the kids and preparing his dinner?
 
2020-09-22 2:29:30 PM  
16 votes:
FTFA: "He has also insisted in several interviews that the group is not a cult "

You know how I know that it's a cult?
 
2020-09-22 2:31:53 PM  
15 votes:

geom_00: FTFA: "He has also insisted in several interviews that the group is not a cult "

You know how I know that it's a cult?


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2020-09-22 2:26:17 PM  
14 votes:

luna1580: here are some "fun" reads:

THE CULT OF PRAISE

CHARISMATIC COVENANT COMMUNITY: A FAILED PROMISE

I Grew Up in a Bible Cult and It Ruined Our Family

People of Praise -Marks of a Christian Cult


this woman isn't "just a catholic". and that MATTERS.


and finally, if you missed it in my other posts on her threads:

barrett may be a brilliant woman and an honest legal scholar and practitioner, but make no mistake she herself said:

"I'm just going to identify one way in which I hope that you, as graduates of Notre Dame, will fulfill the promise of being a different kind of lawyer. And that is this: that you will always keep in mind that your legal career is but a means to an end, and as Father Jenkins told you this morning, that end is building the kingdom of God."

Associate Professor Amy Coney Barrett, Diploma Ceremony Address

this woman believes with her whole heart she is on a mission from god. do you think for one second she will let "legal precedent" have more impact on her decisions than reshaping america to be more "godly"?

she's respected. she's smart, she's female, she's conventionally attractive, she's only 48 years old, and she is DANGEROUS to every single american who wishes NOT to live under a theocracy.


Only 48?! Geez, they really pick 'em young, don't they?

Not that everything else isn't scary enough, but someone that young means she'd be on the bench for at least 30 years. And that's scary.
 
2020-09-22 2:43:35 PM  
13 votes:

JDAT: Subtonic: JDAT: If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.

I bet that 'concern' of your's sounded smart in your head.

It's not concern.  It's a prediction.


It's nonsense.
 
2020-09-22 2:49:02 PM  
12 votes:

Jake Havechek: JDAT: If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.

If you call that looneytunes speaking in tongues crap and being subservient to your husband "christian".


Republicans call 'cheating on multiple wives, working with organized crime, caring only about money and ego, and generally being a guy who couldn't fit the 'antichrist' description more if he was trying' "Christian", so....
 
2020-09-22 2:39:21 PM  
12 votes:

JDAT: If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.


Yes.  Exploring her qualifications (or lack thereof), her motivations, the direction of her moral compass - totally attacks.
 
2020-09-22 2:40:46 PM  
11 votes:

JDAT: If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.


I bet that 'concern' of your's sounded smart in your head.
 
2020-09-22 2:47:53 PM  
10 votes:
I grew up in a devout Roman Catholic family, and in my early adolescence my parents Dabbled int he Charismatic Movement.   Think Catholics acting like Pentacostals, Laying on hands, speaking in tongues, prophesying, the whole thing   though no snake handling that I am aware of.


It's heady stuff at first, believing you have what amounts to magic powers, and the intense almost Dionysian  worship style is Cathartic in the literal sense of the word and leaves you drained and slightly intoxicated, and is such a contrast tot he strict Apollonian ritual that is the normal Catholic mass  (I was also an altar boy of course. )  I started souring on it as I hit about 12-13 years old, there was a definite sense of "holier than thou" that eve   at that age turned my stomach....they thought they were "better" than the average Sunday Mass going Catholic and they weren't shy about showing it.  They lso really only wanted to socialize only with the other "charismatics"  like it was a secret club and unsanctified normals just weren't welcome

My sisters went to a Franciscan University that was also the center of the Charismatic movement at the time  and especially the younger of my two sisters who became a clinical psychologist openly says the place was devolving into a cult while she was there and she means that in the professional sense of the word.   She was particularly struck by how many of the "Charismatics" there started adopting the language and terminology of Evangelicals, even going so far as to use "Christian" as a shorthand for the Charismatics only.  As in "oh I was hoping we could fill that facutly slot with a Christian" as a reason for opposing the appointment of a farking Jesuit Priest.
 
2020-09-22 2:27:15 PM  
10 votes:

Grungehamster: Republicans are salivating at the idea that Democrats will get blowback from attacking a candidates sincerely held religious beliefs. There are more blatant "this seems like a really distressing position to take on this issue" angles to come at her than pointing out that her sect is creepy.


The Republicans have inflicted irreversible catastrophic damage to the public's perception of religion over the past two decades. Christianity's loudest self-proclaimed champions have all but destroyed their faith.
 
2020-09-22 2:58:11 PM  
9 votes:
I am gonna have to make a few calls.

I am 50.

From New Orleans.

She is 48. Went to Dominican high school.

I went to a nutty off brand Christian white school on Lakeview but my best friends parents were early "evangelical catholics".  Which is why my best friend always drank like a fish and smoke weed.

I went to the off brand Christian school because it was near my house and I had already been kicked out of two Catholic schools and a military school.

I am pretty sure my friend dated her in her early teens.

When we went to her house we had to gargle and wash our hands before going just in case the beer and weed smoke from 3 days before was still present.
 
2020-09-22 2:46:52 PM  
9 votes:

JDAT: If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.


If you call that looneytunes speaking in tongues crap and being subservient to your husband "christian".
 
2020-09-22 2:16:50 PM  
9 votes:
You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.
 
2020-09-22 4:07:28 PM  
8 votes:

discotaco: luna1580: here are some "fun" reads:

THE CULT OF PRAISE

CHARISMATIC COVENANT COMMUNITY: A FAILED PROMISE

I Grew Up in a Bible Cult and It Ruined Our Family

People of Praise -Marks of a Christian Cult


this woman isn't "just a catholic". and that MATTERS.


and finally, if you missed it in my other posts on her threads:

barrett may be a brilliant woman and an honest legal scholar and practitioner, but make no mistake she herself said:

"I'm just going to identify one way in which I hope that you, as graduates of Notre Dame, will fulfill the promise of being a different kind of lawyer. And that is this: that you will always keep in mind that your legal career is but a means to an end, and as Father Jenkins told you this morning, that end is building the kingdom of God."

Associate Professor Amy Coney Barrett, Diploma Ceremony Address

this woman believes with her whole heart she is on a mission from god. do you think for one second she will let "legal precedent" have more impact on her decisions than reshaping america to be more "godly"?

she's respected. she's smart, she's female, she's conventionally attractive, she's only 48 years old, and she is DANGEROUS to every single american who wishes NOT to live under a theocracy.

You and I have a different definition of the word "smart."  Conniving, fanatical, and strategic, perhaps.  But "smart" refers to intelligence, and I don't think we can rightly label a cult follower who would subjugate her entire gender as "smart."  I think she's a dangerous idiot.

But other than that, I agree with you 100%.


Oh she's smart. She's a theocratic ideologue indoctrinated in a religious cult since birth, but her brain FUNCTIONS well. 

She has the memory, logic, and reasoning skills to not only graduate law school, but to become a law professor.

She's not a dumb-dumb like old trumpy, who was lazy, incurious, and "low IQ" even in his "healthy" youth.

She's something worse- the sharp, educated, and very passionate religious fundamentalist "true believer".
 
2020-09-22 2:35:39 PM  
8 votes:

DrD'isInfotainment: Someone like Sherod Brown or Sheldon Whitehouse needs to ask her "Will she be making SC rulings, or will her husband?"


We need to have a woman ask that question.

Otherwise, the Republicans would clutch their pearls and the "Liberal Media" would dutifully frame it as a misogynist attack.
 
2020-09-22 2:32:05 PM  
8 votes:
and in case anyone's not down for the "heavy" personal survivor stories i posted above, there's also:

Amy Coney Barrett & People of Praise: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know -Heavy.com

she's from New Orleans, and her membership in this group is multi-generational and all pervasive:

Amy Barrett's dad Mike Coney is a deacon. "She is the eldest of seven children of Deacon Mike Coney, who is a permanent deacon assigned to St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Metairie, and his wife Linda. Amy attended St. Catherine of Siena School and graduated from St. Mary's Dominican High School in 1990," reported The Clarion Herald. Her father is an attorney.

A man named Mike Coney from New Orleans was elected to the People of Praise group's Board of Directors in 2012. It appears from social media postings that Amy Barrett's father and brother are both named Michael Coney. The Mike Coney who was a leader on the board of directors is the older Coney and is married to Linda, which is the name of Amy's mother. You can see his photo here.

Of Barrett's five sisters, at least three are closely involved in the group... Her brother Michael was a "full-time worker" for the group, the site reports, noting that Coney's dad lives on a block with other People of Praise families and her husband's brother, Nathan Barrett, also belongs to the People of Praise. Amy Barrett's mother was previously a "handmaid".
 
2020-09-22 2:59:28 PM  
7 votes:

Birnone: Jake Havechek: It's a damn cult.

I used to roll my eyes when people would write this about Trump/Republicans/conservatives/right wingers.

Now I feel like an idiot. For all that time my attitude was "I don't agree with what they stand for but there's no need for hyperbole" when they the truth was right there all along and the 'it's a cult' people saw it clearly. I imagine people who live in countries where leaders of the dominant religion have taken over are looking at the US now and watching the same kinds of people trying to do the same kind of thing here.


Many of the people who screamed loudest about the GOP being a cult were former members who knew for a fact that their former comrades would abandon all pretense of democracy the moment it became convenient to do so.
 
2020-09-22 2:53:45 PM  
6 votes:
Okay, "christians", go ahead and support this with all your hearts...

.. but don't come whining when you find out that this is not about YOUR OWN PERSONAL "BRAND OF CHRISTIANITY" but rather a "brand of christianity" which care very VERY little about YOU.
 
2020-09-22 2:51:19 PM  
6 votes:
If I started babbling and rolling around on the floor, they'd send for the guys in the white coats.

When will they adopt snake handling?
 
2020-09-22 2:39:01 PM  
6 votes:
 
2020-09-22 2:38:14 PM  
6 votes:

aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.


They already committed to confirming her, or whoever it is that Trump appoints. The hearings are mostly for show. Don't get me wrong, a whole lot of farked up shiat is gonna come out. They don't care, because it'll own the libs, which is all they care about. And power for power's sake.
 
2020-09-22 2:35:26 PM  
6 votes:

Almea Tarrant: Sounds like by her cult sect's own dogma she shouldn't be a judge...at least not one allowed to pass judgement on men.


Yeah, how does she square that with telling a MAN he might be guilty of, well, anything? Who is she to judge?
 
2020-09-22 2:27:18 PM  
6 votes:
She's either going to be the next Supreme Court judge, or it's a door in face tactic and the real one is still awful, but level-8 batshiat rather than level-9.
 
2020-09-22 2:19:22 PM  
6 votes:
While Atwood has not elaborated on which sect she was referring to, a New Yorker profile of the author in 2017 mentions that in a box of newspaper clippings the author collected while writing the novel, there is "an Associated Press item reported on a Catholic congregation in New Jersey being taken over by a fundamentalist sect in which wives were called 'handmaidens'-a word that Atwood had underlined."

The clipping includes a spokesperson for the People of Hope sect based in Newark, New Jersey saying, "We're all Roman Catholics. We differ in the sense that we are a Charismatic group, which would mean that we have prayer meetings, during which there is raising of hands, singing and speaking in tongues."


This group took up a presence in my grandmother's town:  Stirling, NJ.  Everyone called them Hopies (play on "hippies").  They were...interesting.  Kids all homeschooled.  Women not allowed to talk to anyone without their husbands' permission.  Dressed like the Amish.  Made quite an impression on little sleepy Stirling.
 
2020-09-22 5:27:56 PM  
5 votes:

Alien Robot: [i.pinimg.com image 256x192]

Correction: This article's headline originally stated that People of Praise inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale'. The book's author, Margaret Atwood, has never specifically mentioned the group as being the inspiration for her work. A New Yorker profile of the author from 2017 mentions a newspaper clipping as part of her research for the book of a different charismatic Catholic group, People of Hope. Newsweek regrets the error.


So she still belongs to a nutball cult with a similar belief system but it's OK because it's not the specific one mentioned in an interview three years ago.

Well that's a relief.
 
2020-09-22 4:17:44 PM  
5 votes:
im tired of these justices and nominees who have that look and track record of being someone that everyone knew would be on the Supreme Court.  That was at least half the problem with Kavanaugh in my mind.  He had that pompous look about him that someone in high school said "yeah, you have what it takes to be on the supreme court...be careful where you go to college and who you hang out with..."

Ol Amy was told at Notre Dame she was awesome, and apparently has been on that track ever since.

She looks bat-shiat crazy in my estimation.
 
2020-09-22 3:26:22 PM  
5 votes:

luna1580: here are some "fun" reads:

THE CULT OF PRAISE

CHARISMATIC COVENANT COMMUNITY: A FAILED PROMISE

I Grew Up in a Bible Cult and It Ruined Our Family

People of Praise -Marks of a Christian Cult


this woman isn't "just a catholic". and that MATTERS.


and finally, if you missed it in my other posts on her threads:

barrett may be a brilliant woman and an honest legal scholar and practitioner, but make no mistake she herself said:

"I'm just going to identify one way in which I hope that you, as graduates of Notre Dame, will fulfill the promise of being a different kind of lawyer. And that is this: that you will always keep in mind that your legal career is but a means to an end, and as Father Jenkins told you this morning, that end is building the kingdom of God."

Associate Professor Amy Coney Barrett, Diploma Ceremony Address

this woman believes with her whole heart she is on a mission from god. do you think for one second she will let "legal precedent" have more impact on her decisions than reshaping america to be more "godly"?

she's respected. she's smart, she's female, she's conventionally attractive, she's only 48 years old, and she is DANGEROUS to every single american who wishes NOT to live under a theocracy.


You and I have a different definition of the word "smart."  Conniving, fanatical, and strategic, perhaps.  But "smart" refers to intelligence, and I don't think we can rightly label a cult follower who would subjugate her entire gender as "smart."  I think she's a dangerous idiot.

But other than that, I agree with you 100%.
 
2020-09-22 3:11:26 PM  
5 votes:

aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.


Oh, you think there will be a committee hearing? They'll kick the Democrats out of the chamber and confirm her by voice vote within an hour.
 
2020-09-22 3:05:48 PM  
5 votes:

JDAT: If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.


She's Catholic, and as any non-Catholic Christian knows, Catholics aren't Christian.
 
2020-09-22 2:58:24 PM  
5 votes:
I am a bit surprised that they put up flavor of Catholic. I would bet most of Trump's base consists of mouth-breathers that equate Catholicism with Satanism.
 
2020-09-22 2:52:57 PM  
5 votes:

Langdon_777: Why is her husband letting her out of the house?  Shouldn't she be at home looking after the kids and preparing his dinner?


I would LOVE for someone to have the chutzpah to say this during any hearing.

Or if people are soooooo "concerned" about religious infringement, structure it in a way like "is it your personal stance that a woman is to do as her husband commands, and please state how this does not interfere with your ability to perform your duty as SC justice with impartiality? Remember that you are under oath".

On the surface her previous oath to that cult will stand in opposition to her oath as a justice.
 
2020-09-22 2:45:03 PM  
5 votes:

JDAT: Subtonic: JDAT: If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.

I bet that 'concern' of your's sounded smart in your head.

It's not concern.  It's a prediction.


You're right. That's exactly how the GOP and Fox will frame any question asked beyond 'why are you so popular'. I'm sure the fact that she's in a cult where women must vow subservience to their husband would make her predecessor beam with pride. The dems would be insane to dare question the values of this obvious feminist icon in the making. Good Christ.
 
2020-09-22 2:32:46 PM  
5 votes:

someonelse: Remember after Trump was elected and some of us were saying how we're on the way to Handmaid's Tale times, and some of you told us we were overreacting? Now his potential SC nominee belongs to a cult that inspired the freakin' book. So shut up.


Maybe I'm not inspired to vote for the party that completely missed that this lady was literally one of the bad guys in the Handmaid's Tale.  LITERALLY A CHARACTER FROM THE HANDMAID'S TALE. Jesus Christ you guys have to stop sucking so much.
 
2020-09-22 3:12:37 PM  
4 votes:
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Correction: This article's headline originally stated that People of Praise inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale'. The book's author, Margaret Atwood, has never specifically mentioned the group as being the inspiration for her work. A New Yorker profile of the author from 2017 mentions a newspaper clipping as part of her research for the book of a different charismatic Catholic group, People of Hope. Newsweek regrets the error.
 
2020-09-22 3:02:27 PM  
4 votes:
Can you believe this shiat?  Can you believe that people believe this shiat?
 
2020-09-22 2:31:22 PM  
4 votes:

Jake Havechek: It's a damn cult.


But enough about the Republicans >.>

/I'm very glad not to have ovaries in this country
 
2020-09-22 2:27:43 PM  
4 votes:
A competent opposition party would've made her a big story during her 2017 nomination.  Literally the basis for Handmaid's Tale.  Jesus Christ what a perfect softball before the midterms.

The tears ain't from laughter, but I am laughing.
 
2020-09-22 5:28:04 PM  
3 votes:

discotaco: luna1580: here are some "fun" reads:

THE CULT OF PRAISE

CHARISMATIC COVENANT COMMUNITY: A FAILED PROMISE

I Grew Up in a Bible Cult and It Ruined Our Family

People of Praise -Marks of a Christian Cult


this woman isn't "just a catholic". and that MATTERS.


and finally, if you missed it in my other posts on her threads:

barrett may be a brilliant woman and an honest legal scholar and practitioner, but make no mistake she herself said:

"I'm just going to identify one way in which I hope that you, as graduates of Notre Dame, will fulfill the promise of being a different kind of lawyer. And that is this: that you will always keep in mind that your legal career is but a means to an end, and as Father Jenkins told you this morning, that end is building the kingdom of God."

Associate Professor Amy Coney Barrett, Diploma Ceremony Address

this woman believes with her whole heart she is on a mission from god. do you think for one second she will let "legal precedent" have more impact on her decisions than reshaping america to be more "godly"?

she's respected. she's smart, she's female, she's conventionally attractive, she's only 48 years old, and she is DANGEROUS to every single american who wishes NOT to live under a theocracy.

You and I have a different definition of the word "smart."  Conniving, fanatical, and strategic, perhaps.  But "smart" refers to intelligence, and I don't think we can rightly label a cult follower who would subjugate her entire gender as "smart."  I think she's a dangerous idiot.

But other than that, I agree with you 100%.


thank you! Smart is not the word I would use either. She has no wisdom. She has no logic. She has no reason. She's a fanatic, which is mindless. She can't see beyond her own narrow world view and cannot accept opinions different from hers. She is closed off. Truly smart people accept new imput and realize they don't have all the answers. She is book smart, life stupid.
 
2020-09-22 5:18:52 PM  
3 votes:

Subtonic: JDAT: If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.

I bet that 'concern' of your's sounded smart in your head.


you can be forgiven for thinking that. I grew up in a cloistered religious Indiana Conservative Republican group and it was as cult like as you can get. My grandparents wanted a say in how everybody lived their lives. They wanted  us all to live on the family land, go to the same church, buy the same brand of car, go to the same college, vote the way they voted and not wear anything ostentatious. They were judgemental on every aspect of our lives and abusive and harsh. They were only half kidding when they wanted to disown me for becoming a liberal Democrat.

When they died the family sold the land we lived on for 7 generations and we scattered to the wind. I have not seen them for 25 years and I hope to f*ck I never see them again.
 
2020-09-22 3:16:31 PM  
3 votes:

Bear_of_Arkona: I am a bit surprised that they put up flavor of Catholic. I would bet most of Trump's base consists of mouth-breathers that equate Catholicism with Satanism.


As already stated, GOP Cultists have supported non-Christians when it's been convenient for them in the short term. They simply discard them the nanosecond their utility has passed.

Example #1 is known: Romney, when he ran against Obama.

Example #2 is less known: Len Munsil in Arizona (a Mormon who now runs a Baptist-founded college).
 
2020-09-22 3:09:19 PM  
3 votes:

Fart_Machine: Her cult isn't strictly catholic.


Those familiar with Catholic history know there's really no such thing as "strictly Catholic". There's waaaaay too many distinct remnants of pre-Christian paganism sprinkled about for there to be one "strict Catholicism".
 
2020-09-22 2:53:27 PM  
3 votes:

luna1580: here are some "fun" reads:

THE CULT OF PRAISE

CHARISMATIC COVENANT COMMUNITY: A FAILED PROMISE

I Grew Up in a Bible Cult and It Ruined Our Family

People of Praise -Marks of a Christian Cult


this woman isn't "just a catholic". and that MATTERS.


and finally, if you missed it in my other posts on her threads:

barrett may be a brilliant woman and an honest legal scholar and practitioner, but make no mistake she herself said:

"I'm just going to identify one way in which I hope that you, as graduates of Notre Dame, will fulfill the promise of being a different kind of lawyer. And that is this: that you will always keep in mind that your legal career is but a means to an end, and as Father Jenkins told you this morning, that end is building the kingdom of God."

Associate Professor Amy Coney Barrett, Diploma Ceremony Address

this woman believes with her whole heart she is on a mission from god. do you think for one second she will let "legal precedent" have more impact on her decisions than reshaping america to be more "godly"?

she's respected. she's smart, she's female, she's conventionally attractive, she's only 48 years old, and she is DANGEROUS to every single american who wishes NOT to live under a theocracy.


Great research.
Unfortunately, we had even GREATER research available on don trump and we ignored it.
Gonna be a rough ride, folks...
 
2020-09-22 2:51:11 PM  
3 votes:

Mad_Radhu: I almost miss the days when the Pope sent out the Inquisition to deal with heresy like the People of Praise.

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francis is a very likeable pope, he actually turned out much better than his argentinian record suggested, but he's totally a fan of the "inquisitors" you just showed us where "people of praise" is concerned:

Pope Francis calls upon the Catholic charismatic community to work for justice

How to Evangelize: An Interview with Pope Francis

and he made one a bishop:

Bishop Peter Smith is a member of the Brotherhood of the People of Praise, Smith was ordained auxiliary bishop of Portland in 2014.

"When one becomes a bishop, they check your background out very, very closely," Bishop Smith said. "My People of Praise affiliation was very clear in my consideration for appointment as bishop, so the Holy Father Pope Francis appointed me bishop, knowing full well my involvement with People of Praise."
 
2020-09-22 2:37:58 PM  
3 votes:

someonelse: Remember after Trump was elected and some of us were saying how we're on the way to Handmaid's Tale times, and some of you told us we were overreacting? Now his potential SC nominee belongs to a cult that inspired the freakin' book. So shut up.


Yeah, I remember saying the Farkers who were claiming to be stockpiling birth control for when it was imminently going to be banned were crazy.

My face was so red after they banned it.
 
2020-09-22 2:36:13 PM  
3 votes:
There is no way the dems can stall this is there? Whoever trump picks will most likley be rammed through, cause mcconnel is a dick
 
2020-09-22 2:25:07 PM  
3 votes:
Looks like pretty normal robes to me.

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2020-09-22 2:24:14 PM  
3 votes:
Republicans are salivating at the idea that Democrats will get blowback from attacking a candidates sincerely held religious beliefs. There are more blatant "this seems like a really distressing position to take on this issue" angles to come at her than pointing out that her sect is creepy.
 
2020-09-22 7:53:07 PM  
2 votes:

Diogenes: aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.

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"My ears are burning!"


Yeh but she may be evil, however future Justice Barret is quite qualified.
 
2020-09-22 5:00:06 PM  
2 votes:
Evangelical Catholics. Yeesh.
 
2020-09-22 4:02:34 PM  
2 votes:

aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.


You're forgetting that, to Republicans and conservatives in general, moving away from the beliefs portrayed in the handmaiden's tale and the teachings of this cult is what doomed America to losing its position in the world.
 
2020-09-22 3:16:07 PM  
2 votes:
When Ms Atwood was on tour for that book she was told in the UK, "Ripping good yarn," in Canada, "Thank god that can't happen here,"  in the USA, "How long have we got?"
 
2020-09-22 3:10:11 PM  
2 votes:

FnkyTwn: If the Dems don't flip the Senate, and it seems very unlikely they will, then there will be no expansion of the court under Biden, because Mitch won't allow it.


Very unlikely? I keep seeing Dems have a fair chance. A bit over 50% chance which last year was much less than that.
 
2020-09-22 2:37:31 PM  
2 votes:

geom_00: DrD'isInfotainment: Someone like Sherod Brown or Sheldon Whitehouse needs to ask her "Will she be making SC rulings, or will her husband?"

While I agree...Sen Feinstein took a LOT of flack for questioning Barret's faith the last time she was interviewed by the judiciary committee.


They're betting on it.  One word about her faith and it will be "WAR ON GOD!  WAR ON RELIGION!"
 
2020-09-22 2:36:41 PM  
2 votes:

JDAT: Looks like pretty normal robes to me.

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What a compelling defense of her qualifications.

Well, I guess that's a wrap!  Let's close up the thread.
 
2020-09-22 2:36:22 PM  
2 votes:

DrD'isInfotainment: Someone like Sherod Brown or Sheldon Whitehouse needs to ask her "Will she be making SC rulings, or will her husband?"


While I agree...Sen Feinstein took a LOT of flack for questioning Barret's faith the last time she was interviewed by the judiciary committee.
 
2020-09-22 2:30:51 PM  
2 votes:

JDAT: Looks like pretty normal robes to me.

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Y'know the thing about a conservative judge, she's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes.
 
2020-09-22 6:56:02 PM  
1 vote:

JokerMattly: ukexpat: JokerMattly: capt.snicklefritz: aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.

If only it mattered.

Panem et Circe

Panem et circenses

damnit, i thought i had it right.


Be thankful that she didn't turn you into a pig, man....
 
2020-09-22 5:27:45 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-09-22 3:16:33 PM  
1 vote:

Alien Robot: [i.pinimg.com image 256x192]

Correction: This article's headline originally stated that People of Praise inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale'. The book's author, Margaret Atwood, has never specifically mentioned the group as being the inspiration for her work. A New Yorker profile of the author from 2017 mentions a newspaper clipping as part of her research for the book of a different charismatic Catholic group, People of Hope. Newsweek regrets the error.


ToMAYto, toMAHto.


Let's call the whole thing off.



Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off HQ
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2020-09-22 3:03:23 PM  
1 vote:

Fart_Machine: Bear_of_Arkona: I am a bit surprised that they put up flavor of Catholic. I would bet most of Trump's base consists of mouth-breathers that equate Catholicism with Satanism.

Her cult isn't strictly catholic.


Maybe crazy cultists are ok with other crazy cultists even if they hate each other as long as they hate others more? I just heard way too often how Catholics are Satanists by southern religions of all sorts. It was like one of the few things that united them after racism.
 
2020-09-22 2:57:14 PM  
1 vote:

aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.


Yeah it's not gonna matter. The GOP in the Senate have already committed to confirmation even before naming a replacement.
 
2020-09-22 2:49:11 PM  
1 vote:

Champion of the Sun: A competent opposition party would've made her a big story during her 2017 nomination.  Literally the basis for Handmaid's Tale.  Jesus Christ what a perfect softball before the midterms.

The tears ain't from laughter, but I am laughing.


Instead failed VP Candidate Tim Kaine voted to confirm her.
 
2020-09-22 2:42:05 PM  
1 vote:

GoldSpider: I like this idea on replacing lifetime appointments with 18-year terms.


13 member court, 26 years.  Otherwise that gives way too much power to every 2 term President.
 
2020-09-22 2:36:12 PM  
1 vote:

JokerMattly: capt.snicklefritz: aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.

If only it mattered.

Panem et Circe


Panem et circenses
 
2020-09-22 2:32:07 PM  
1 vote:

capt.snicklefritz: aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.

If only it mattered.


Panem et Circe
 
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