Writing for the Christian Post, Jason Jimenez needs to know why the media (learn: left-wing media) isn’t attacking President Joe Biden for his religion the way in which it did Supreme Courtroom Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
The reply is clear. You already know why it’s apparent. I do know why it’s apparent. Everybody besides Jimenez is aware of why it’s apparent.
It didn’t matter the media outlet. All of them cherished reporting on how Biden was a “deeply religious Catholic” and that his religion is a big think about “shaping his politics.” Even Speaker Pelosi publicly praises Biden’s religion and willingly admits that his Catholic religion has formed his profession and public insurance policies. An article in The New York Instances said, “President Biden, maybe essentially the most religiously observant commander in chief in half a century, speaks of how his Catholic religion grounds his life and his insurance policies.”
Fascinating, isn’t it? How the media and each single big-time progressive politician don’t have any downside mixing Biden’s religion with politics. However suppose you’re a Christian who’s pro-life and never in favor of the Supreme Courtroom legalizing same-sex marriage. In that case, the response you get from the Left is the exact opposite. How was Decide Amy Coney Barrett (additionally a deeply religious Catholic) handled throughout the Senate affirmation hearings? Senator Dianne Feinstein and her colleagues didn’t reward Decide Barrett for her religion. As a substitute, Senator Feinstein expressed her concern about how Decide Barrett’s religion would possibly affect her choices by stating, “The dogma lives loudly inside you, and that’s of concern.” But when the Left is so involved about an individual’s religion interfering with their public service, why isn’t the Left disparaging Biden from speaking about how his religion shapes his public insurance policies?
The straightforward reply is that Biden isn’t attempting to power his non secular views on everybody else, and when he talks about his religion, it’s not as a weapon. His religion additionally isn’t for present, like it’s for a lot of elected Republicans, who always show themselves to be hypocrites. Neither is Biden’s religion used as a defend to stop him from answering official questions on his views (like Barrett).
Past that, the Christian Proper, as a rule, helps coverage that caters to their very own crowd whereas saying “robust luck” to all people else. Their faith helps firing (or refusing to rent) LGBTQ individuals for merely present. Their faith places ladies’s lives at risk by blocking them from accessing contraception. Their faith waters down schooling requirements. Their faith isn’t occupied with neutrality, solely supremacy.
Biden helps non secular freedom for extra than simply his fellow Catholics, and that makes all of the distinction.
For the final 4 years, we have been bombarded with poisonous Christian Nationalism from the White Home. It’s good, for a change, to see a president whose religion is a driving power in serving to individuals. (Biden additionally reminds us that the Proper doesn’t personal Christianity.)
The underside line is that almost all liberals don’t truly care what beliefs a candidate holds — solely whether or not or not that particular person will uphold the Structure. Meaning not enacting coverage that may infringe upon anybody’s rights or freedoms.
In different phrases, Jimenez, it’s not a case of bias within the media. There’s a substantive distinction how the 2 events are motivated by their religion.
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