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September 23, 2020

Will Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee Be Another Catholic?

Filed under: Politics,Religion,The Law — Steve Ruis @ 11:14 am

Before Ruth Bader Ginsberg died, the current SCOTUS contained five Catholic justices, three Jewish justices, and Brett Cavanaugh who was raised Catholic but claims to be Episcopalian now (Episcopalians have been described as wannabe Catholics, so we will count him as half of a Catholic).

In the history of the Supreme Court there have been 114 Justices, only 13 of which have been Catholic, about 11 per cent. Catholics currently make up 22% of Americans but that is counting newborn babies, children, etc. An estimate of the percentage of adults is “about one fifth.” This seems an over estimate as currently 78% of Americans are adults and any large sub group would probably have this same proportion of adults. So, a 22% total count translates into a 17% adult count, so “about a fifth” is an exaggeration.

So, a proportional number of Supreme Court Justices would be about 1.5, so 1-2, but we currently have five (and a half) and are considering six (and a half) if Mr. Trump’s favorite is nominated.

The religions supporting Mr. Trump bigly are the Evangelical Protestants. Many of these people do not believe that Catholics are even Christians, let alone correct believing Christians.

So, why wouldn’t his base howl if he didn’t nominate an Evangelical Christian?

Currently there are no Protestants on the court, certainly no Evangelicals. Historically 80% of Justices have been Protestant of some stripe. Currently there are none.

Pass the word, our evangelical brothers and sisters need to know that Mr. Trump is selling us all to the Papist Cult!


  1. Nope, they won’t howl. They will accept, even embrace anyone who might advance their causes. If they can support someone as inherently and openly immoral as this person currently in the white house, and ignore twenty-five accusations of sexual assault and even outright rape, his friendship with a known pedophile, his appearances in soft core porn films, the multiple extra-marital affairs, the photos of the man openly fondling his own daughter and his blatantly sexual comments about her over the years, they’ll embrace anything and anyone who has a hope of advancing their causes.

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    Comment by grouchyfarmer — September 23, 2020 @ 1:12 pm | Reply

    • Totally agree!! Their ONLY concern is pushing religion on any and all. If it’s a little off-center (i.e., Catholicism), that’s OK because it still brings about the same results … Christian Domination.

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      Comment by Nan — September 23, 2020 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

      • But many evangelicals hate Catholics and consider them under the influence of the Devil, the Antichrist or both. At the very least this is an opportunity to sew a little dissention.

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        Comment by Steve Ruis — September 24, 2020 @ 12:02 pm | Reply

        • In my days among the evangelical faithful, Catholics were not despised, although many looked at them with distaste as related to their “worship” practices and veneration of the saints and thought the pomposity of the priests was rather ridiculous. However, to my recollection, I don’t recall anyone attributing their actions to the devil. Stories did circulate that the Pope was/is the antichrist, but even this was not a major focus.

          No doubt there are some among the evangelicals that consider this a MAJOR concern, but I think they’re more interested in pushing their own causes, e.g., abortion, “distasteful” lifestyles and, as I previously mentioned, Christian Domination.


          Comment by Nan — September 24, 2020 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

          • This “attitude” has been around for a long time. When I first got a copy of “The Fundamentals,” a series of pamphlets) published in the early 1900’s by a rich “philanthropist,” the first chapter I read was the last. It was about how Catholics were not True Chrsitians and were in league with the Devil. Now not all Evangelicals subscribe to this attitude, but I know my sister does (and I was gobsmacked to discover she held that attitude). The Fundamentals became a set of dogmas around which the modern fundamentalist/evangelical movement began. (It all started in Southern California, a home to more than a few odd cults in the early 1900’s.)

            On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 3:33 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:


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            Comment by Steve Ruis — September 24, 2020 @ 9:41 pm | Reply

            • In an odd sort of way that attitude did help expose the sexual abuse scandal in the catholic church. The fundamentalists/evangelicals/etc. always accused catholics, especially the church hierarchy, of being sexual perverts. I think those old claims helped make people take a closer look at what was going on.


              Comment by grouchyfarmer — September 24, 2020 @ 10:34 pm | Reply

          • Nan, there are huge differences between the various evangelical sects out there. Some are more tolerant than others, others are, well, let’s just call them a bit odd and leave it at that. But roman catholics were, and are, widely despised by many of the various evangelical groups.

            A lot of them will, though, cooperate with catholics if it means they can get their agenda rammed through. But that cooperation will last only as long as it takes to reach their goals. If that happens, well, then it will become open season on anyone who isn’t a “true believer”.


            Comment by grouchyfarmer — September 24, 2020 @ 10:29 pm | Reply

            • But why would they have to “cooperate” with Catholics? Is there not a single Protestant qualified to sit in the SCOTUS? (Actually I am just trying to stir up discord in Trump’s base, but the truth of the matter is these people will not advance any name that doesn’t come from a list provided by the Federalist Society and I think those rich bastards have way too much power.)

              On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 10:29 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:


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              Comment by Steve Ruis — September 25, 2020 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

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