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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 04:06 PM

Liberal Christian group files ethics complaint against Attorney General Barr

From the article:

Faithful America, a Christian advocacy group that often champions liberal causes, has filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Attorney General William Barr, claiming he violated his oath to defend religious liberty for all Americans in a recent speech at Notre Dame University’s law school.
The complaint, filed last week (Oct. 24) with the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility, objected to Barr’s saying at an appearance at the invitation-only event that religion “gives us the right rules to live by” and that the generation that founded the United States were Christians who “believed that the Judeo-Christian moral system corresponds to the true nature of man.”..


Officials at Faithful America interpreted Barr’s speech as disproportionately focused on Christianity. After Barr’s remarks, an online petition launched by the group to “investigate William Barr’s toxic Christian nationalism” accrued signatures from almost 14,000 people.
Faithful America’s complaint is not the only criticism Barr’s speech has elicited. C. Colt Anderson, a Roman Catholic theologian and professor of religion at Fordham University, declared to The Guardian after reading the speech that the attorney general represents a “threat to democracy.” National Catholic Reporter columnist Michael Sean Winters derided the speech as “ridiculously stupid.”..


The group also pointed to Barr’s attack on “militant secularists,” as well as his assertion that “no secular creed has emerged capable of performing the role of religion,” which it argued amounted to “an inappropriate favoritism to religion over nonreligion.”


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2019/10/29/liberal-christian-group-files-ethics-complaint-against-attorney-general-barr/

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trotsky Oct 31 #1
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Act_of_Reparation Oct 31 #3
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trotsky Nov 1 #8
trotsky Oct 31 #4
guillaumeb Oct 31 #6
trotsky Nov 1 #7
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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:05 AM

1. Too bad a majority of Christians voted for this mess. n/t

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Response to trotsky (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 10:39 AM

2. But what about these other Christians? eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:11 PM

3. Are you or are you not trying to correlate this group's political behavior to their faith?

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:41 PM

5. I am saying that they are liberal people of faith.

Thus the inevitable, and by now expected diversion.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 11:35 AM

8. No one is diverting away from that.

Liberal people of faith are a minority.

While you praise and feature them in your posts, it's helpful to remember that what they are generally opposing is conservative people of faith.

So it's not "faith" that is the solution here, gil. Faith, if anything, appears to be more of the problem. The more religiously devout someone is, the more likely they are to be politically conservative. This is a statistical fact.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 02:17 PM

4. There it is.

WHATABOUT.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:42 PM

6. Thank you for at last admitting that you engage in whataboutism.

Admission is one part of moving beyond the behavior.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 11:30 AM

7. Oh that's so cute you tried to turn it around.

Thanks for the laugh!

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 1, 2019, 11:56 AM

9. "But what about these other Christians? eom"

Oh, for pity's sake. There's the title for your post #2. How can you even...?

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