Appealing to evangelical Christians is a key part Trump’s re-election strategy, but what sort of American isn’t deeply rattled by top-listed candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court whose life’s mission is to transform the United States into a “Kingdom of God?”
No, that’s not a misquote; Amy Coney Barrett said, “(A) legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God.”
I read an article in Christianity Today, hoping it would say something like:
Look, we love God as much as the next guy, but need to remember that we live in a constitutionally guided federal republic that is extremely clear about the separation of church and state. It’s the thing that makes us different from Iran. It’s probably the single most important precept that informs our law-making and our society at large. The people who settled what is now the U.S. 156 before its independence came here specifically to escape from state-mandated religion.
No such luck. Christianity Today threw some impressive theological language on Barrett’s calling, and welcomed it with open arms.
You don’t have to be Buddhist or a Hindu or an atheist to see how horrific this is; you just need a third-grade understanding of the Constitution and a sense of fairness and decency.
Am I alone in saying that all this seems like a nightmare, and that we’ll wake up one morning to find that the tyranny, the stupidity, the violence, the hatred, the criminality at the top echelon of government has simply disappeared?