REPENT AMERICA RESPONDS TO HARRIET MIERS' SUPREME COURT NOMINATION WITHDRAWAL
Repent America (RA) responds to Harriet Miers' Supreme Court nomination withdrawal and to the ongoing promotion of such unqualified candidates by religious leaders:
"Faith in Jesus Christ no longer seems to be important to the Christian leaders who speak in favor of President Bush's Supreme Court selections. It appears that these leaders prefer to be politically correct, rather than biblically correct," stated Repent America director Michael Marcavage.
The first example of such was the blatant disregard of John Roberts' comment on faith and religious beliefs not being important to his decision making. "...[M]y faith and my religious beliefs do not play a role in judging. When it comes to judging, I look to the law books and always have. I don't look to the Bible or any other religious source," stated John Roberts prior to becoming Chief Justice of the high court.
The second example was that of professing Christian Harriet Miers, who like Roberts, we knew very little about. "It is wrong for Christian leaders to loudly voice their support for nominees who refuse to plainly and openly speak their convictions, but instead hide them in a politically correct quagmire," Marcavage stated. "Without the use of the Spanish Inquisition, we should be able to readily ascertain exactly where a nominee stands on the moral issues of our day before one word of support is voiced for them," Marcavage stated.
"Let us be reminded of the words of John Jay, first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: 'Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers,'" Marcavage continued. "The standard should not be Thomas and Scalia, but should be based on whether or not the nominee is a follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ," Marcavage continued.
"As Christians, we need to call on President Bush to choose nominees who recognize that law and government come from God and who are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ," Marcavage concluded.
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