May 21, 2024

Topic: Religion and Political Service

Some of the contention against conservative nominees to the Supreme Court comes from those who are not religious who essentially feel that a committed Christian need not apply to serve on the Court or serve in the government. A few years ago, California Senator Diane Feinstein said to Judge Amy Coney Barrett, “the dogma lives loudly in you.” Feinstein was saying that because Judge Barrett was a strong Catholic, she had no place on a federal court. This is very ironic because the first Chief Justice of the United States, founding father John Jay, once said, “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege of interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” Dr. Peter Lillback is the founder and president of the Providence Forum, and together, he and I produced the book, George Washington’s Sacred Fire. Dr. Peter Lillback joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss the issue of applying a religious test for those desiring to serve in government.