Stop Coming for Barrett's Faith


Posted: Oct 18, 2020 12:01 AM

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SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett has fallen under scrutiny for being proudly Catholic, to the point where some are concerned that she would serve her beliefs more than the American people as a Supreme Court justice. But this is a misinformed assumption; many professionals of faith can and do successfully work in the public sector without their beliefs infringing upon those with whom they work or the people their position serves. Personally, since becoming a Christian several years ago, I have learned the difference between having a faith platform and a faith practice as an owner of multiple businesses and restaurants. 

This is not an endorsement of Barrett, but instead, a defense of the truth that individuals of faith can and should be trusted to both faithfully serve God and their constituents with just as much integrity as someone with no religious convictions.

It’s critical to note that one can have a faith-informed approach without their faith limiting their workplace decisions. After giving my life to God, I

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