Thursday, February 07, 2019

Sen. Booker to Judicial Nominee: "Are Gay Relations Sin?

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Democratic Senator Cory Booker, who wants to be the next President of the United States, grilled a Trump judicial nominee Tuesday regarding her biblical views on same-sex marriage, even demanding to know if she believes "gay relations are sin?"

Secular progressives show no restraint in attacking those who hold biblical beliefs.

Be informed.

President Trump has nominated highly qualified, highly rated Neomi Rao to fill the DC appellate court judgeship left vacant by the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh last year.

Rao currently serves as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In the past, she has worked with The Heritage Foundation.

Rao pushed back on Booker, saying she didn't think that line of questioning was relevant.

Booker, of course, said, "I think that [it is] relevant, your opinion if you think that African-American relationships are immoral, do you think gay relationships are immoral," following up with: "Do you personally believe that gay relationships are sin?"

She said, "Senator, my personal views on any of these subjects are things that I would put to one side and would faithfully follow [the precedence of the Supreme Court]."

Booker: "So you are not willing to say here whether you believe it is sinful for two men to be married? You are not willing to comment on that?"

Rao: "My response is that personal views are the ones that I would put aside, whatever my personal views are on the subject, I would faithfully follow the precedence of the Supreme Court."

Booker continued in attack mode asking various hypothetical questions related to homosexuality, ending his grilling with asking if she has ever had LGBT people on her staff?

She said, "To be honest, I don't know the sexual orientation of my staff. So I take people as they come irrespective of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation. I treat people as individuals. Those are the values I grew up with and those are the values I would confirm."

Clearly, she is a biblical Christian and Booker knows it. He was merely trying to lay a trap for her to keep her from becoming a judge on the DC court.

Booker's attitude and attack says more about him and his progressive cohort's beliefs than it does about those of Neomi Rao.

Secular progressives are always activists. They demand the US Constitution be seen as a "living" document so they can twist and bend it to affirm whatever they think is "moral" or "legal" at any given time.

They cannot grasp the concept that someone may be honest, and truly rule according to precedence and the original meaning of the Constitution.

Senator Ted Cruz, who also serves on the committee, certainly knew what was going on.

He reacted strongly: "The Senate Judiciary Committee should not be a theater for mischaracterizing or twisting nominees' records or views, nor should it be an avenue for persecution," he told Booker.

Cruz said:
"We've seen a growing pattern among Senate Democrats of hostility to religious faith. I have to say I was deeply troubled a few minutes ago to hear questioning of a nominee, asking her personal views on what is sinful."

And Cruz reminded Booker and the Committee that the Constitution states that there is to be no religious test for public office.

Ironically, this was included in the Constitution to protect non-religious people from being disqualified during a time when Americans recognized the importance of affirming Judeo-Christian values and principles.

Much like Jefferson's assurance that the government cannot meddle in the affairs of the church because there is a "wall" of protection for the church has been flipped to mean the opposite. Now we learn that what was intended to protect non-religious people has been flipped to be used "against" religious people.

This is not isolated.

Booker and fellow Senate Democrat Kamala Harris, who is also running for president in 2020, grilled Brett Kavanaugh along the same line of questioning about homosexual behavior.

Last April, Booker asked Sec. of State Mike Pompeo during his confirmation hearing whether he thinks being gay is a "perversion."

And more recently, Senate Democrats Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii questioned Trump nominee Brian Buescher about his membership in the Catholic fraternal organization Knights of Columbus, because of the organization's view on same-sex marriage and abortion--- because they knew the Catholic group opposes both.

In 2017, socialist Senator Bernie Sanders questioned a Trump nominee, Russell Vought, on his views of salvation. Sanders pointed to an old blog post the nominee wrote in which he argued that Jesus Christ is the only way to God, and that Muslims, as well as all others who do not accept Jesus Christ as the "only way to God," will stand "condemned."

Vought told Sanders that he was a Christian, his faith is centered in a relationship with Jesus Christ and that he believes Christ is central to personal salvation, and yes the only way to God is through His Son Jesus Christ.

With his neck and face turning red, Bernie shouted that his beliefs were "indefensible, it is hateful and Islamophobic, and an insult to over a billion Muslims throughout the world."

Vought said, "As a Christian, I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God and are worthy of dignity and respect regardless of their religious beliefs."

Clearly, Bernie---and others in Congress do not believe that, or if they do, they believe it selectively.

The developing message seems to be: "Christians need not apply."

As Vought began to further explain, "Senator I'm a Christian." Sanders shouted: "I understand you are a Christian! There are other people of different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?"

Vought said, "I am a Christian."

With that, Bernie gathered his notes and said, "I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who is what this country is supposed to be about. I will vote no."

But Russell Vought is exactly what this country is supposed to be about. Our Founding Fathers, to a one, recognized the importance of Christianity and the Bible. On those foundations, our nation was birthed, and rose to be the greatest, most free, most blessed nation in the history of the world.

John Jay, President of Congress, author of the Federalist Papers, original Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, and Governor of New York said this:

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

He also said:
"The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the Word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts."

Maybe Bernie and Booker and Biden and Pelosi and Patty should read the Bible...Then...on occasion, we may see a smile instead of a smirk on their faces.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Bold. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.