Lindsey Graham Asks About Religion

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Posted on February 21, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press

Graham said, before explaining that he could not rule out the possibility that Obama may secretly be Muslim. “I can’t say categorically [that Obama is not a Muslim] because Islam has gotten a free pass under Obama,” he said.

Called another one! Got it right – yet again! If God weren’t dead, he’d want me as His Holy Messenger! My lawsuit I propose against OFC – has merit in Supreme Court business! Drama Queen, Graham, stormed out when he was not allowed to bully a woman – for religious kicks! I will post on his flip-flopping with Putin.

Now would be a good time FOR GOD to give a (small) sign He is still alive. I am the first prophet – without a God. Give me a God – I can believe in – and follow! Lindsey having a Hissy-fit while Putin and Kirill looked on – is not the sign humanity needs – that God is alive and cares for millions of refugees and Ukriane citizens under constant bombardment…. WITH ATOMIC THREAT!

John ‘The Godless Prophet’

‘Gott ist tot’

“Asking a job applicant their religion is unconstitutional,” one Twitter user wrote. “That’s how Sen. Graham starts Judge Brown Jackson’s interview.”

“I am reluctant to talk about my faith in this way,” Jackson replied, explaining that she wants the public to be confident in her ability to separate her personal beliefs from her decisions as a judge.

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Graham began his questioning of Jackson on Tuesday by asking the judge what her faith is, as he aired grievances about the treatment of Amy Coney Barrett and other conservative justices.

“Could you fairly judge a Catholic?” Graham asked after Jackson described herself as a non-denominational Protestant. He then went on to ask the judge about how important her faith was to her and to rate her faithfulness in terms of religion on a scale of 1 to 10.

“I am reluctant to talk about my faith in this way,” Jackson replied, explaining that she wants the public to be confident in her ability to separate her personal beliefs from her decisions as a judge.

Jackson also reminded Graham: “As you know there is no religious test in the Constitution.”

The senator’s questions came just one day after he told Jackson that she wouldn’t be vilified or attacked for her religious views. On Tuesday, Graham asserted there was a double standard where conservative nominees are treated as “weirdos” when describing their family and faith while Democrats are not.

The senator’s line of questioning about Jackson’s religious views drew criticism on social media.

“Why is Lindsey Graham grilling Judge Jackson about her religion?” Jon Cooper, a prominent Barack Obama fundraiser and former National Finance Chair of Draft Biden 2016, tweeted Tuesday. “He is disgusting.”

“Asking a job applicant their religion is unconstitutional,” one Twitter user wrote. “That’s how Sen. Graham starts Judge Brown Jackson’s interview.”

“Extremely weird and uncomfortable as Lindsey Graham asks Judge Jackson what her religion is, how often she goes to church, if she could fairly judge a Catholic, etc. This is absurd. As Jackson says, there’s no religious test in the Constitution,” attorney Madiba K. Dennie tweeted.

Joe Madison, a Sirius XM radio host, wrote on Twitter: “Doesn’t Lindsey Graham have a law degree? Why is he asking unrelated questions about her faith??”

Republicans spent a fair amount of time during Jackson’s first day of hearings airing their complaints about the Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process—both of whom were appointed by Donald Trump and ultimately confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz called Kavanaugh’s hearings “one of the lowest moments” in the committee’s history on Monday and told Jackson no one was going to ask her if she “likes beer.”

Graham himself said Monday that Jackson’s confirmation process “won’t be a circus.”

Update 03/22/22, 12:00 p.m. ET: This story was updated with more information and background.

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Interpretation: The No Religious Test Clause | The National Constitution Center

After requiring all federal and state legislators and officers to swear or affirm to support the federal Constitution, Article VI specifies that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” This prohibition, commonly known as the No Religious Test Clause, banned a longstanding form of religious discrimination practiced both in England and in the United States. In doing so, it provided a limited but enduring textual constitutional commitment to religious liberty and equality that has influenced the way Americans have understood the relationship between government and religion over the last two centuries.

In England, religious tests were used to “establish” the Church of England as an official national church. The Test Acts, in force from the 1660s until the 1820s, required all government officials to take an oath disclaiming the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation and affirming the Church of England’s teachings about receiving the sacrament. These laws effectively excluded Catholics and members of dissenting Protestant sects from exercising political power. Religious tests were needed, William Blackstone explained, to protect the established church and the government “against perils from non-conformists of all denominations, infidels, turks, jews, heretics, papists, and sectaries.”

At the time the United States Constitution was adopted, religious qualifications for holding office also were pervasive throughout the states. Delaware’s constitution, for example, required government officials to “profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost.” North Carolina barred anyone “who shall deny the being of God or the truth of the Protestant religion” from serving in the government. Unlike the rule in England, however, American religious tests did not limit office-holding to members of a particular established church. Every state allowed Protestants of all varieties to serve in government. Still, religious tests were designed to exclude certain people—often Catholics or non-Christians—from holding office based on their faith.

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

Sen. Lindsey Graham asked point blank, “What faith are you?” Jackson said she is a nondenominational Protestant Christian whose faith is “very important” in her life.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, how faithful would you say you are?” Graham continued. “How often do you go to church?” Jackson declined to discuss details of her faith practice.MORE: ‘God knows’: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s faith to share spotlight at confirmation hearings

Asked whether she supports a “traditional” view of marriage, Jackson said: “I am aware that there are various religious faiths that define marriage in a traditional way,” adding “these issues are being litigated, as you know … and so I’m limited in what I can say.”

Sen. John Kennedy asked the judge if she knows when life begins. “I don’t know,” Jackson replied. “I have a religious view that I set aside when ruling on cases.” Earlier in the hearing, she said that Roe vs. Wade was “settled law.”

God’s Approach?

Posted on March 21, 2022 by Royal Rosamond Press

How many thought I really lost my mind – and the election – when I profusely objected to any Christian group intimidating me after they GOT MY NAME? Voters are being APPROACHED by armed lunatics trying to prove GOD WANTED TRUMP to serve another term!

Gun owner with holstered gun at belt Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Voting rights groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop a pro-Trump group from going door-to-door in Colorado in search of evidence to support voter fraud allegations that have already been debunked and rejected by courts.The lawsuit alleges that the U.S. Election Integrity Plan — led by Shawn Smith, an ally of former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and MyPillow founder Mike Lindell — is sending armed members door-to-door in areas with large numbers of voters of color, questioning people about how they voted and taking photographs of their homes.

The lawsuit, which is backed by the state chapter of the NAACP, the League of Women Voters and Mi Familia Vota, alleges that the “voter intimidation” campaign violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, a post-Civil War law aimed at preventing white vigilantes from terrorizing Black people to stop them from voting.

The lawsuit cites the “County & Local Organizing Playbook” used by the group, which instructs members to “undertake citizen audit activities to either refute or confirm serious allegations of election malfeasance” in order to “support future legal action.” The group, some of whose members are armed, has been going door-to-door in El Paso, Mesa and Weld counties in Colorado, using public voter lists to identify areas where they believe ballots were fraudulently cast, the Colorado Times Recorder reported last year. The report prompted an alert from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, who warned voters of unofficial canvassing efforts and urged residents to report harassment and threats to local law enforcement or the Justice Department.

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I was singled out for special lessons FROM GOD because I chose to run for Governor. So far, I can not find the special questionnaire they wanted me to fill out so Christians can judge me and my relationship with THE FAMILY of God. Read this remark carefully. Who is “we”? Did you ever hear of this “God’s approach”? Me neither. How can we all stand united in our belief in it.

We stand united in the belief that God’s approach to life and living is best for all people, believers, and non-believers alike.”

What if I walked into a church on Sunday and put a big basket on the pulpit, and said;

“Donate to my belief Donald Trump is still our President. Your faith will make it so! Those who fail to contribute, have Satan lurking in their heart! Vote fo Jesus with your twenty dollar bills!”

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