Justice Barrett’s First Chance To Advance the Kingdom of God Comes Wednesday.

Most Republicans — and Religious Voters — Affirm LGBTQ Rights.

October, 8, 2019: The Supreme Court of the United States SCOTUS hears arguments on LGBTQ employment rights on Oct 8, 2019. Photo: GreteMiller, Shutterstock.

“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.”

It would not be surprising, then, for Justice Barrett to join a 6–3 conservative majority in a Fulton ruling that creates a precedent for a wide variety of social service organizations to deny services to LGBTQ people, and cite their religious beliefs as an excuse.

“lf among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need.”

If she talks with conservatives on the Court about how to advance the goals of the Republican Party, I hope that she also recognizes that anti-LGBTQ stances aren’t just out of step with Deuteronomy’s directives, they are out of step with the sentiment of the American people. The most recent study from the Public Religion Research Institute found that more than 8 in 10 Americans (including nearly 7 in 10 Republicans) favor laws that would protect LGBT people against discrimination in jobs, public accommodations and housing. Substantial majorities in every major religious group did, too.

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