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What’s at Stake with the Supreme Court Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett?

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What’s at Stake with the Supreme Court Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett?

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October 2, 2020 8:00 pm

As if this year and upcoming national election needed another contentious issue, a seat on the US Supreme Court has become vacant after the death of long-time Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ginsburg, or “the notorious RBG” as she was known, was a heroine to the left for her court opinions in favor of abortion, homosexual “marriage”, and other liberal causes.

That she died in the waning months of President Trump’s first term, giving him the opportunity to appoint a third Supreme Court justice and flip a liberal seat to a conservative one, has caused the left to melt down...

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What's at stake with the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Koning hearings Matt Stever, founder of Liberty counsel joined us today right here on the Christian worldview radio program with the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview. Christians share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ and what he did on the cross and David with the host or web right is the Christian now as if this year and the upcoming national election needed yet another contentious issue a seat on the US Supreme Court has become vacant vacant after the death of longtime justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg bit a Ginsburg or the notorious R BG as she was known was a heroin to the left for her court opinions in favor of abortion, homosexual so-called marriage and other liberal causes, but that she died in the waning months of Pres. Trump's first term, giving him the opportunity to appoint 1/3 Supreme Court Justice. Not only that, but flip a liberal seat to a conservative one. This is literally because the left to melt down. So what's the big deal about this why so much consternation on both sides of the political aisle to the president try to get his nominee Amy Connie Barrett confirmed before his first term expires, or should the American people be allowed to decide the election which candidate Trump or former VP Joe Bryant Biden will be able to fill that vacancy this week and on the Christian worldview. Matt Stever is a mention, the founder of Liberty counsel, a nonprofit, litigation, education and policy organization dented dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life and the family joins us to discuss what's at stake with the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Connie Barrett was get to the first segment of that interview Matt, thank you for coming on the Christian worldview today to talk about the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Connie Barrett, the first question in the debate the other night between Pres. Trump and former VP Biden was about the vacancy on the Supreme Court. After the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, what are your thoughts on Pres. Trump quickly moving to fill this seat before the election. In light of the fact that Republicans back in 2016, wanted to delay the vacancy being filled by Merrick Garland during the 2016 election when Pres. Obama was in his final term.

Tenant must do its job and review the nominee and the president doesn't he's being president and the last year. Fact what you see historically is the 20 individuals who are nominated in the president last year over history to serve on the Supreme Court, about 17, 18 of those were confirmed. If the president and the Senate were of the same party.

So that's what we have right now and if it's the difference if one party is different. Either the White House or the Senate. The percent of those people who were confirmed is much lower metal we had in 2016.

Goal we have now is what we've had historically. And that is a wide variety of people nominated in the last year and overwhelmingly confirmation has occurred and with regards to the time it only it was 23 days were Chief Justice John Roberts to be seated as the Chief Justice of the United States of America. So this is well within normal processes and she should be confirmed as soon as possible. A lot has been made about the cult dying lists of loose Bader Ginsburg saying I hope my vacancy will be sealed after the election, should that factor into this at all. Not at all. She's not the president. She's not the Senate she's not an elected official certainly we don't know if that is her dying wish.

But even if it was it's absolutely irrelevant the Supreme Court with eight justices already met on September 29 during what they call the super conference. They will meet the first Monday of October to begin their new term and will have only eight justices as they began hearing oral arguments. There are some major cases that are coming before the Supreme Court. Many of them would be five for decision and it's a complete waste of time. Plus, it's also a disservice to the American people have only eight justices on the Supreme Court, these are significant religious liberty cases we have cases at Liberty counsel pending that the US Supreme Court next week will actually be filing a petition with the Supreme Court to review one of the church cases that we have around the country. We need nine justices on that Supreme Court bench, not eight Matt Stever with us today in the Christian will be the founder of Liberty counsel. Their website is Matt what you know about Amy Connie Barrett seen that she has very high accolades, but there have been Republican appointees, even somewhat recently who haven't necessarily adjudicated on the court as the way that a lot of conservatives thought were anything but Amy Connie Barrett Amy Connie Barrett I think is a great choice on fact he can get much better. I don't think you can get any better than Amy Connie Barrett that Pres. did an excellent choice.

She has been vetted for many years. She someone who is incredibly capable, both in the legal arena from a constitutionalist, originalist perspective, which is what she is, but also from a personality perspective. So for example she's been nominated to fill with Bader Ginsburg seat, the most liberal activist justice that we've had in this particular seat on the Supreme Court. On the other hand, she clerked for Justice Antonio and Scalia and Justice Scalia was very good friends with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, yet they were diametrically opposite in their view of the law but yet good friends and if you look at Amy Connie Barrett. She is legally in line with Scalia and originalist looking at the words and intent of the Constitution but on the other hand, she gets along with other people of different views and that's why a 49 all 49 faculty of Notre Dame different perspectives.

Some of them are very liberal that joined in a letter to support her nomination to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals every law clerk 34 of them. When she clerked with Scalia. These are people who clerked with other liberal justices. They all gathered together, and said were practicing lawyers and we highly recommend Amy Connie Barrett. We have disagreements on the law. But on the merits of who she is and her respect and intelligence in her grasp of the law, you can't get any better than that. She was a professor at Notre Dame and for three years.

She won the most distinguished Prof. Ward having been a law school dean myself I know how difficult that is to win it once, let alone three times. She is incredibly accomplished. She's a mother of seven, two adopted children of her youngest son has down syndrome. She's been able to balance wonderful relationship with her husband Jesse seven children and yet have this incredible legal career and most of all for our purposes, what were concerned, is how would you approach the Constitution of the text, and she's been very clear both in the writings or speaking as well as her opinions that she will stick to the original words and intent of the Constitution and the text before that brings up the next question is about interpretation of the Constitution, and so forth. And it seems likely the elephant in the room on these appointments for justices to the Supreme Court is that their political philosophy determines how they view the lawn.

Everyone knows that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a liberal and everyone knows now that Amy Connie Barrett is conservative, but why should that be when you're looking at the Constitution and the law. How is it possible to to come at such different perspectives on it, especially from than the non-textual's perspective where there's things read into it like it's a living Constitution.

How is that framework work well. The problem is, do you respect the Constitution are not. Ginsburg did not. She was on the wrong side of virtually every religious liberty claimed ever come before her.

She was noted against me when I argue the 10 Commandments case she was on the wrong side of every abortion case she's on the wrong side of the Second Amendment.

Every time she is on the wrong side of religious autonomy within churches in terms of what they are able to do without government interference of their doctrine so she was on the wrong side of so many things. In fact, when she spoke to people in Egypt at an event there. She recommended that they not follow the Constitution of United States but the Constitution of South Africa. Why because she doesn't respect our Constitution and there's others that do that as well so they don't really care what the words of the Constitution or text say Amy Connie Barrett is just exactly the opposite. The Constitution is her guide whether she has personal views this way or that way is irrelevant. What is only relevant is what the Constitution says what does it mean, and consequently that's also four statutes as well. You really need is a real umpire that stands behind the plate and called the balls and strikes as they come across the plate, not someone who wants to jump into the game run the bases or change the rules in the middle of the game.

That's what it would judge does their passive recipient of whatever comes before them and they are constrained by the Constitution and the statute that's before them to interpret Matt Stever with us today. The founder of Liberty counsel talking about the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Connie Barrett. The left reacted to Pres. Trump saying he was quickly nominated judge the course explosive part is that this eats conflict from the liberal justice to a conservative justice of the left is just threatening literally threatening death and destruction. If Trump tries to put this true, why is that is there potential that Amy Connie Barrett being on the court could overturn Roe V Wade present Trump didn't seem to intimate that the other night in the debate and wondering why you never want to say what a judge is going to do on a particular that's not appropriate for them to save for the president of this I have a judgment about this way or that way what the judge is going to do what Amy Connie Barrett has indicated through oral history. She's going to be constrained by the Constitution and I asked the question, is abortion in the Constitution answer is fairly straightforward now, but you can't prejudge what direction any judge or justice will go. It's not something that has ever been done. Certainly there going to try to ask her on that but I think you know from pure legal standpoint, you look at the Constitution. It is same-sex marriage in the Constitution. Now is the Second Amendment. The Constitution yes so you have religious freedom should that be protected, highly protected, absolutely.

Should the government be able to interfere with the church's decision on hiring somebody consistent with their doctrine.

Now that's a church autonomy issue that the free exercise of religion that prohibits the government also from establishing religion under the First Amendment. So a lot of these questions that are big social issues would be fairly easy to address. If you just simply constrained yourself to the Constitution, but there's other statutes as well that the court interprets that are not constitutional issues and the same holds true.

There if you entered into an agreement with the bank to purchase house.

For example, you had certain terms and conditions and in interest rates and so forth. And once you sign the agreement you're going along for a few years in the bank. This unilaterally wants to change that that that the words and increase your monthly payments and you say no you can't do that, that the word here says this particular amount in the sale of it doesn't really matter that was good for when we signed it back then. But what reinterpreted that's the problem that we have with these judicial activists.

They jump off the Constitution.

They run away from the text and they just impose their own idea and if you want to do that.

Go run for political office where there is a debate then and your responsive to the people, but you shouldn't put on a black robe and sipping on a bench yesterday on the Christian really is Matt Stever, the founder of Liberty counsel. Their website is is to be a great organization again or email us to keep up with these issues going on and this is a major one. Were talking about today that there is a Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in their present troposphere. Toward the end of his first term has an opportunity to flip that seat and again it always comes down to worldview is not amazing always comes down to really even theology your view of God is that affects your worldview and that seat being flipped is a major development for Christians religious liberty to Second Amendment freedom of speech. All these decisions that are made by the Supreme Court this happening right now is a major, major, significant moment in America come back and talk more. The Bible says that children should be raised in the discipline and instruction of the Lord is nothing more important than sitting, walking, talking and teaching your son or daughter love and fear God, the church is swimming in children's resources, but it's ultra-important to select ones that accurately represent God's word gospel and I store Christian worldview.or we are intentional about offering resources to build a sound and strong faith in children, you will find several models for children and raccoons look serious and good news for little heart series. We also have video and audio resources like you and Sugarcreek gang browse the mom the Christian and then use them daily with the child of God is put in your life. That's not Christian worldview.the Christian worldview radio program is live Saturday mornings at 8 AM central time. Did you know you can also listen according to schedule. 1 Simple Way to hear past programs You also find short takes their which are bite-size highlights of each program beyond her website. You can search for the Christian worldview in the podcast app on your smart phone and subscribe for free program is also sermon, iTunes, Google, podcast and stitch you need help navigating online podcast room. Just give us a call toll-free, one AAA 646-2233 and follow the links on the home page of Christian worldview.because when believers have a sharper biblical world and nonbelievers come to saving faith lives and families are change for the glory of God. Thank you for listening for getting back to our interview with Matt Stever of Liberty counsel. But what's at stake with the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Baratz, you think you are in order from us. The Christian worldview to you, particularly to the listeners of the word FM 100.7 in Colorado Springs, KG FT. We have been as needed to support day last week been very behind in that station for pretty long time and I want to thank all the supporters there who have become monthly partners to help keep this broadcast on the air. We are we are close to having enough so supports to be able to remain there will be decided to remain there.

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It's an answer to prayer, and endeavoring to keep on doing by God's grace we try to do every week to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ today in the program. We are talking about the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Baratz. Our guest is Matt Stever mastering for a long time. He's a constitutional attorney. He is well versed on exactly the topic were talking about today. The website is was get back to the second segment of that interview. I know there's no religious test to be on the Supreme Court, but Amy Coney Baratz seems to be a fairly committed to its conservative Roman Catholic and you see that Roman Catholics like her get nominated or are in various places in government and nominate for the court. You don't see that as frequently or perhaps all the Supreme Court with let's say born-again evangelical Christian. It is at a misperception and if not, why don't we see more evangelical Christians who have the same legal viewpoint is Amy Coney Barrett getting his opportunities. I don't think that that perception. If you look at who's on the got Catholics and Jews in terms of their background. Justice Ginsburg's somebody who was Jewish, but she wasn't somebody who would like an Orthodox practicing Jew. She was more ethnicity, yet we do have that current makeup. We have some others that have been put on other ventures that the president does obviously very strong evangelical. There are very strong evangelicals that were in the top running a Barbara let go and and others rushing was on the Fourth Circuit strong evangelicals is one example of an evangelical and she was one of the top three that was being chosen, but Amy Coney Barrett has incredible credentials in every way and she has a longer track record so that you can essentially figure out where is she. And what's her judicial philosophy that that's the most important thing present trap before he nominated her said it's going to be a woman.

I have no problem with living on the Supreme Court.

But why did it have to be at a woman. Another words, that seems more like a worldview of the left that we have to have a certain makeup of gender, ethnicity, and that kind of thing is there an advantage or disadvantage to having someone of a different sex on the court, or why is that relevant only relevant from a confirmation standpoint in terms of there would be even greater pushback from those a minute to be a very tight road and and it is a very critical position to fill and it would be incredible to have a judge Barrett on the bench. I think he would have from those that are wanting to oppose anything that Pres. Trump does even more pushback if it was not a female but aside from being male or female. Amy Coney Barrett really has no Pierce mailer. She's she's at the top of the top so just do what Reagan did break and I just wanted a female I put O'Connor on the bench. She was of the best and obviously she turned out to be terrible in many respects, and Pres. Trump is looking at judicial philosophy unlike any previous Republican president in our history, our modern history. Looking at judicial philosophy that his focus and that's why he chose Amy Coney Baratz.

Now let's switch just gears a bit because you mentioned earlier in the interview about the fact that it's important have nine justices on the Supreme Court, especially with the election coming up in the election may come up may be contested. There's all kinds of accusations and allegations of voter fraud potential for mail-in voting, you anticipate Matt that there is going to be a lengthy and complex legal challenge. After this election matter who who seemingly wins that possibility. I don't know. I pray that it doesn't happen. We were involved in five weeks of nonstop litigation.

In 2000 with the Bush versus Gore litigation. It wasn't pretty. And I sure hope we don't have to go through something like that again. I am very concerned however about election fraud with all the mail in balance with ballots that you see tossed away in dumpsters with the fraud that we've seen uncovered in Minnesota, where there gathering against the law. These balance of the elderly and then just changing them to a democratic vote. Am very concerned about that happy but understand that this mail-in voting is different than absentee ballot that we have had for some time that a lot more security protection and absentee ballots, but mail-in voting doesn't have the same constraints. I'm very concerned about it and I will just have to wait and see. But obviously that's another reason we need nine justices on the bench. Matt Stever again with us today in the Christian Realty just a few more questions for you mats. The difference in worldview between these candidates and parties is an overstatement to say that constitutional more traditional America is truly under threat with the current Democrat party today with Joe Biden Kemal Harris Bernie Sanders others Chuck Schumer minority leader believe the Senate said recently about granting statehood to Washington DC in Puerto Rico that give them for more likely Democrat senators that would create a majority right now in the Senate also trying to increase the number if they take power in the presidency trying to increase the number of the Supreme Court justices. This is not nine. There could be. Let's say 13 you could put on for five extra liberal justices is is that your perception that there there is really a existential threat to the traditional constitutional way of life in America.

Depending on the selection. There is no question about that.

No question about it.

The Democratic Party is not the Democratic Party of the past what they have done. Beginning with Obama and and certainly in the last several years have allowed the radical radical extreme socialist Marxist anarchy of hating America organizations and people to have a voice and they haven't tried to temper them. They tried to placate them and those are now. They have now become the dog wagging the tail, which is the party and that is a very radical fringe group and yet it has become the main focus of the party. If you look for example at the cases that were litigating across the country torn 44 states couple thousand pastors six different cases pending at the Court of Appeals without any strict restrictions.

What is a heaven, every one of these cases, and every other one where you have the most severe restrictions on churches. You have a state that has a Democratic governor who is radically pro-abortion who also publicly endorses the rioters and protesters, but in many cases, the riots, and even the destruction of their own cities in their state that the difference that start contrast that you have. This anarchy is anything at any cost to ultimately destroy the country in order to gain political power and once they gain political power. All the agencies.

Everything else will be focused against everyone that they disagree with and they will come after people with different views with a vengeance because there is a hate America, hate Christianity booted to the side tear down the country mentality Constitution is outdated kind of mentality that's out there. So it is a very radical decision. I encourage people look the presidential race is not a personality contest. It is a policy contest and on the policy. There is no question of the stark differences between Pres. Trump and the Democratic party. You have the most and Pres. Trump in the last 3 1/2 years, the most, policies, pro-life, pro-religious liberty pro-America pro-law enforcement pro-economic development pro-Israel Pres. in American history. I'm talking about at all the previous presidents together and all the things that they've accomplished in our lifetime. Going back several decades and there's no president that comes close to what he has done in 3 1/2 years and yet many evangelicals who are is typically a strong supporter of this presidents will say, especially younger evangelicals influenced by organizations that are trying to move evangelical church more toward the social justice side of things will say look at his debate and he's a interrupter he's a narcissist. When you send the person out there just is turned off by the president's personality and personal behavior, runs roughshod, and so forth as to why he's worthy of voting for.

Despite those things in comparison to the other side okay metastable answer that question, which is I think a very relevant one. In this particular election cycle with two personalities, Trump's got a very very strong roughshod personality because seat in the debate this week we'll talk about that later in the program.

The debate, but mass tabor gas, the founder of Liberty Council answer that after this second break of the day here on the Christian Realty radio program. I hope you are that last answer. He just gave about is is America truly under threat to our constitutional traditional way of life. If this radical worldview of the Democrat party takes power in this country and he was unequivocal.

He didn't. He didn't come to hedge and all about.

He said absolutely yes this is a man whose working on cases before the Supreme Court and other courts all the time about the attack on Christianity. Christian values in this country, so stay tuned much more coming up on the Christian worldview return right after this, I'm David Wheaton. There is an abundance of Christian resources available at the reality is that many of them even some of the most popular sound and strong. There's only one perfect book. The key aim of the Christian worldview is to identify and offer resources that are biblically faithful and deep in your walk with God in our online store will have a wide range of resources from all adult and children's books and DVDs, Bibles and devotionals, unique gifts and more so browse our store and Christian and find enriching resources for yourself, family, friends, small group or church. You can also order by calling toll-free, one AAA 646-2233. That's one AAA 646-2233 or visit the Christian Be sure to take advantage of two free resources that will keep you informed and sharpen your the first is the Christian worldview, weekly email which comes to your inbox each Friday. It contains the upcoming ring along with need to read articles featured resources, special events and audio the previous program. The second is the Christian worldview, annual letter, which is delivered to your mailbox. In November it contains a year-end letter from host, David. We had a listing of our store, including DVDs, books, children's materials and you can sign up for the weekly email and annual by visiting the Christian worldview.calling one AAA 646-2230 through your email and mailing address will never be shipped and you can unsubscribe at any time: one AAA 646-2233 or visit the Christian think biblically and live accordingly, we aim to do every weekend here on the Christian worldview radio program as we analyze topics from a biblical perspective and then just think about it.

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So keep those coming and we thank you very much for supporting the Christian worldview today. The program I met Stever as our guest. If you just joined us. Matt is a constitutional turning the founder of lit Liberty Council is argued cases before the Supreme Court. He's been around for a long time doing these kinds of things. I'm very thankful for people like Matt who were able to defend some of the values and and rights that we have enshrined in our Constitution and today's topic is where were discussing what's at stake with the Supreme Court nomination of Amy Kony Barrett. We have just a short time left with Matt and will get into some summary comments. So let's get back to the remaining moments with met Stever many evangelicals who are some typically a strong supporter of this presidents will say, especially younger evangelicals influenced by organizations that are trying to move evangelical church more toward the social justice side of things will say look at his debate. He's a interrupter he's a narcissist when he said the person out there just is turned off by the president's personality and personal behavior, runs roughshod, and so forth as to why he's worthy of voting for. Despite those things in comparison to the other side we elected president before because they been able to speak rhetoric and they get into office and they want your vote and they don't listen to you when you're an office without presidents before that could have appointed justices that would overturn Roe versus Wade that would be adhering to the Constitution.

We had presidents before who wanted to move the embassy to Jerusalem and Israel. They promise that they make promises and I don't do anything you know we need to separate rhetoric from action personality from policies on policies and action president Trump has no peers. And I can tell you that from the fact that we have every day we have an office in Washington DC as well as other places around the country. But every day we are working with all levels of the White House on the administration, the Congress, and the agencies every day we see a stark difference. I argue I just did. I got five oral arguments coming up at the Court of Appeals. I can tell you there is a night and day difference between the judges that president Trump has put on the bench versus previous Republicans and and previous Democrats in terms of their adherence to the Constitution. It makes a huge difference. And if somebody has a mocking of Outlook you don't have the option to say I'm not and you have the option to throw away your vote as Christians in certain people. We live in America. It is a duty for us to be able to vote if you vote for someone who's going to allow the killing of human life and that is going to be imputed to you because voting is appointing an agent to act on your behalf. What that agent does in terms of policies is imputed to you, especially if you have some knowledge in advance and we really know where these candidates stand on abortion, on the other hand, if you say I'm talking about because there's no perfect candidate on the on the on the ballot in your letting somebody else to act as an agent for you. Look, if you have the opportunity to save a child from brutal horrific death. And I'm talking about just one but millions of children and you don't do it or you throw away your vote. God help us got help you when you have to be accountable to that because that's the kind of thing that we have on the ballot. We have life and death on the ballot and if we say all well. I didn't like this tweet I didn't like that statement so what are you going to stand with defenseless human children. Are you going to stand for religious freedom. Are you going to stand for freedom in America.

Stop getting confused with what you see in the media and start thinking about policy and how it actually is and acted and what it does for our country, you know, we have an opportunity right now we have an opportunity to change the future of the United States of America, both with this confirmation of justice Amy Kony Barrett and also this upcoming election and I'm not just talking about Pres. Pres. on down to all your local politicians as well. You encapsulated that so well and we thank you for that strong exhortation to close the interview. Today we we wish all God's best in grace to you and your practice at Liberty Council. Keep up the great work you're doing there and we thank you for coming on the Christian worldview radio program today. Thank you, my pleasure, and for more information people can follow us or go to our website that's just you're welcome. We highly encourage them to do that. Thanks again Matt okay hope you gain from an interview with Matt Stever and I think he's right there in the last thing he said just about voting, particularly of course we don't get a perfect candidate, but there's such a clear distinction and and for Christians to have the opportunity to to invest in vote in a particular candidate. It makes a big difference downstream of what they're going to do and I have been. I will admit that I I've been very pleasantly surprised by how conservative president Trump has been in in in office again is not the most conservative other things you could point out there been some things with LGBT Q wishes but you have to you have to really look at that. The big picture of it. He's been I think just about the most conservative president in my lifetime only one that would rival him would be Pres. Reagan know what Reagan was much more of a statesman the way he is personality from a policy standpoint G and I think it would be you could make the case that president Trump is even more conservative than Pres. Reagan and that's really saying something because he was the conservative stalwart of the last half of the 20th century, so will witness surprising where you present. Trump was was his reputation known for being he was supported Democrats back when he was a businessman in New York City and so forth and is his personal-you.

You wouldn't think anyone would've predicted just how conservative he is actually been in office and so I think it's worth you're looking into the these organizations like Liberty Council and there's other ones who do legal work on behalf for constitutional issues, religious liberty that this civil rights there from a conservative standpoint like alliance defending freedom Pacific Justice Institute Thomas Moore society. I don't know all the particulars and how they differ from from each other, but it probably be worth you if you're looking for an organization to support looking into these and seeing the differences in it and maybe allocating some support these these organizations and others mentioned Liberty Council Europe as we have met on today.

They do tremendous work important work saves people's literally lives from the tyranny of government trying to take away their constitutional rights so very thankful for Matt Liberty Council and what what they do. One thing that was interesting. That came up with the nomination of Amy Kony Barrett was the fact that she's Roman Catholic, you mentioned that interview, but she has seven kids Matt mention this one with down syndrome and into of her children adopted from Haiti their black children she adopted from Haiti that you would think that while what out what incredible person to not only have five of her own.

As if that's not enough children is hard to take care of and have this incredible legal career and by the way, we should look at Amy Kony Barrett say what she's married.

She has seven children to adopt and she's got Jacoby as our Supreme Court guy.

I think God gifts.

Very few people to be able to do something like that. You can imagine if your parent if it if you work and so forth. How hard that is. And some people are just gifted with either the energy and time management or over the intellect or whatever, that's not for everyone and I say that because Scripture talks about that the greatest honor and privilege for a woman is to be married and raising children in the home. That's the highest calling the world and it's very difficult. That's a hard job in and of itself. Maybe the hardest and also to have a legal career regarding the Supreme Court is just it was incomprehensible. But all this is God. Give some people the energy and ability to do that not everyone has the same things and people who are doing that who are just focusing on raising their kids in the discipline and instruction at home. That's a super worthwhile as well.

You will need to be in Supreme Court to have some higher meaning in life anyway to her family.

There is been of course criticism from the left regarding the fact that she's white and she adopted.

She and her husband adopted two black children from Haiti, particularly one person started this. His name is Prof. Abraham X Candy and I will of the Federalist rights. He's a top opponent of the racist critical race theory and is the author of the best-selling book and if you seen this book I've seen at bookstores how to be an antiracist at that term antiracist is a loaded term that we need to look into at some point that that's becoming a very popular turn among black lives matter. You can't just be no colorblind. You need to be an antiracist engineered to be against the things that they deem to be racist and of course what they deem to be racist is your racist if you're white. He's also by the way, a CBS network contributor and is the story says he attacked Pres. Donald Trump's likely Supreme Court nominee this is Abraham Candy remember that name federal judge Amy Kony Barrett as a white supremacist on this past Saturday for adopting two children from Haiti.

Here's what he said Abraham Candy said in his tweet some white colonizers adopted black children. They quote civilized.

These quote savage children in the superior ways of white people while using them as props in their lifelong pictures of denial while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity that is just perfectly captures encapsulates what this whole world of critical race theory believe Amy Kony Barrett they could never have just adopted these children because they it's it it's calling that they felt in their lives to help those who couldn't be helped an orphanage in Haiti couldn't have done it for for good reasons, what they must be racist for doing so. To try to cover up their own racism.

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This Brahm X Candy he's oh best-selling author how to be an antiracist.

He's a CBS contributor and he's an advocate or proponent of the critical race theory, which is become the worldview on the left that sees society as inherently divided identity identity groups and white in males and Christians are the oppressors and your racist if you're white.

Just because you're part of the system. You don't even know what you don't even you don't even know about you, you, you may not be racist but you are and that's what they're saying. That's exactly what he says in his tweet after after finding out about Amy Kony Barrett, having seven kids and two of them are black adopted from Haiti. Here's what he says. I read the tweet again white colonizers quote adopted black children.

They quote civilized.

These quote savage children in their quote superior ways and he put all those quotes and their in the superior ways of white people while using MS crops in their lifelong pictures of denial while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity that that just so perfectly encapsulates the worldview of of the left today just he just did it perfectly. There in the way they perceive race and everything else in the problem with that is is not so much Abraham Candy writing these things. The problem is there. There is a there is a vestige of this there's influence of that critical race theory worldview that believes it has bled in is bleeding and infecting the that the Christian church and in this country today.

So many of the younger evangelicals are believing this critical race theory that they were they were indoctrinated with in schools and higher education. You see it. We Have a command between try to be pushed in our local school district here in Minnesota right now. Many districts around the area. Same thing equity education antiracist education. It's all the same the same faulty un-biblical worldview and outplay a soundbite here of how its blood into even the highest levels of the Christian influencer realm.

Tim Keller very well known Christian pastor from New York City well-known author has written many books he's the founder of the Gospel coalition, a very influential organization.

Here's what he said recently. Notice. Notice the things he saying how much crossover and help somewhat like what Abraham Candy said about white people. A friend of mine recently was the pastor is talking to her Norwegian man who just moved into his to his community and went to his church and at one point he heard the pastor talking about the fact that we were. We are all complicit in creating this narrative that black people are dangerous, etc. and so were implicit in this afterwards white.

The Norwegian campus with no no no I'm Norwegian now had nothing to do it and and my and my pastor friend said studies have shown that pretty much proven that if you have white skin. It's worth $1 million over a lifetime over somebody doesn't white skin and that's because of historical forces that have come about and at this point, you know you can you can write several ways. One, as I mentioned, if you have an asset of white skin.

Right now, historical asset, then you actually have to say I didn't deserve this. And also I'm to some degree, I'm the product of standing on the shoulders of people who got that through injustice so the Bible actually says yes you do you do you are involved in injustice, and even if you did next, we do it. Therefore your responsibility not just to say well you know maybe if I get around to admit we can do something about the poor people out there now we are your partner problem. If you do actually let your your understanding responsibility be shaped by the Bible instead of American individualism Asians. I think I was say the same thing in a way it was say the Norwegians. The fact is that Asians and Latinos and African-Americans because of the background because of the history different. You actually are coming in at different levels. I mean, I think I have to just go for fragment, sentence by sentence through that particular quote to try to pull out all that he said no. He sounds very nice he said in a very calm tone of voice. But did you hear what he was actually saying in that particular soundbite that were all complicit in the oppression of black people that studies show that white skin is worth $1 million that historical forces in the asset of white skin standing on the shoulders of previous oppressors and I couldn't even keep up writing all the things that were right and I got worse as it went on you think about that worldview.

How un-biblical that worldview is coming from. You ever hear anything like that. By the way in the Bible. That's how you can discern whether that's right or wrong.

Does the Bible ever frame life in just what he said in that particular soundbite answered. I'd never seen it anywhere in the Bible. The Bible is for justice, but there's never any modifier before it of social justice, racial justice all these things he's talking about there and yet highly respected, highly influential man Tim Keller influencing the broad evangelical community. This world realtor wrote the article New York Times recent recently on his Facebook page about the Christian should be aligning with a particular political party and they can really do. There's good reasons to you could do could make cases to vote either way. And I have the feeling that that someone like him being that influential makes a big difference, particularly for those who are of the younger generation who been getting this not only through listening to the Gospel coalition. Tim Keller sermons reading his books and so forth about going to evangelical Christian schools where they get this kind of thing with the professors that you just regular people who been educated to go to regular churches are influenced by the culture in certain Christian voices as well. So now they're not there an immune to being influenced by this in and this is why there is such a departure from sound biblical Christianity because you are a product of your influences that is so key. Jesus said himself. You become like your teacher you can exceed your teacher, your teachers are important in life.

Who is influencing you. And with that kind of influence we discern that soundbite that has a very very major effect, so we may be at some other point, Tom will have an opportunity to go through that particular soundbite and pull out what he's asked is obviously saying, but you really try to show against Scripture. Why what he's saying is really like what Abraham Candy is saying that your your your just racist because you're born with white skin. The Bible says that you're not. You're not responsible for the sins of another. You're responsible for your own sins before God and so we all stand before the judgment seat of God to give an account of the things we have done, not others have done well anyway, thank you for joining us today on the Christian worldview radio program. We live in a challenging and changing world. But the good news is this there is one thing we can always count on entrusting Jesus Christ. The Bible says in his word.

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