If only the Knights of Columbus were a Muslim organization instead of a Catholic one…

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If only the Knights of Columbus were a Muslim organization instead of a Catholic one...

…then their reli­gious beliefs would not mean that in Demo­c­rat eyes they are unwor­thy of pub­lic ser­vice .

A judi­cial nom­i­nee faced ques­tions from Sen­a­tors this month about whether mem­ber­ship in the Knights of Colum­bus might impede his abil­ity to judge fed­eral cases fairly. The Knights of Colum­bus say that no can­di­date for pub­lic office should have to defend his mem­ber­ship in a Catholic ser­vice organization.

Sen­a­tors Mazie Hirono (D-​HI) and Kamala Har­ris (D-​CA) raised con­cerns about mem­ber­ship in the Knights of Colum­bus while the Sen­ate Judi­ciary Com­mit­tee reviewed the can­di­dacy of Brian C. Buescher, an Omaha-​based lawyer nom­i­nated by Pres­i­dent Trump to sit on the United States Dis­trict Court for the Dis­trict of Nebraska.

Sen­a­tors also asked whether belong­ing to the Catholic char­i­ta­ble orga­ni­za­tion could pre­vent judges from hear­ing cases “fairly and impartially.”

In writ­ten ques­tions sent to Buescher by com­mit­tee mem­bers Dec. 5, Sen. Hirono stated that “the Knights of Colum­bus has taken a num­ber of extreme posi­tions. For exam­ple, it was report­edly one of the top con­trib­u­tors to California’s Propo­si­tion 8 cam­paign to ban same-​sex marriage.”

Hirono then asked Buescher if he would quit the group if he was con­firmed “to avoid any appear­ance of bias.

I’ll wager that if you go into the his­tory of the Demo­c­rat party you’ll find an awful lot of Knights of Colum­bus mem­bers (Could you imag­ine Nancy Pelosi’s dad or Tip O’Neil denounc­ing the Knights?) but this is the mod­ern Demo­c­rat party and in this brand new ver­sion of the party if you are a believ­ing Catholic you are the enemy.

For myself I don’t like the fact that the judge dodged the ques­tion, he should proudly defend his Catholic faith while not­ing that he will oper­ate within the bound of the law, but that’s me.

Some of us saw this com­ing decades ago but in fair­ness Christ saw it com­ing long before us.


If the world hates you, real­ize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have cho­sen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remem­ber the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his mas­ter.’ If they per­se­cuted me, they will also per­se­cute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sen
t me.

John 15:1821

I won­der what faith­ful Catholic His­panic Knights would say about this. If I was the GOP I’d make it a point to ask them on camera.


Update: Insta­lanche, ‚a great gift for the 2nd day of Christ­mas. Hi all, take a look around, may I point out that there are twelve days to Christ­mas and my book Hail Mary the Per­fect Protes­tant (and Catholic) Prayer makes a great late Christ­mas gift.

I also should include the fol­low­ing mea culpa by point­ing out to new vis­i­tors what reg­u­lar read­ers likely already know, I am a 3rd Degree Knight and both of my sons are Knights as well. I should have put that in the base piece my bad.

Now that I think of it the Demo­c­rat mayor of my city is a Knight too and I sus­pect a lot of Democ­rats offi­cials in Penn­syl­va­nia and Con­necti­cut (the home of the knights) and around the nation are. No won­der these ladies waited till after the elec­tion to do this.

Update 2: Is feast of St. Stephen on the 2nd day of Christ­mas is a pre­view of com­ing attrac­tions for Amer­i­can Christians?

…then their religious beliefs would not mean that in Democrat eyes they are unworthy of public service .

 A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his ability to judge federal cases fairly. The Knights of Columbus say that no candidate for public office should have to defend his membership in a Catholic service organization.

Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) raised concerns about membership in the Knights of Columbus while the Senate Judiciary Committee reviewed the candidacy of Brian C. Buescher, an Omaha-based lawyer nominated by President Trump to sit on the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

Senators also asked whether belonging to the Catholic charitable organization could prevent judges from hearing cases “fairly and impartially.”

In written questions sent to Buescher by committee members Dec. 5, Sen. Hirono stated that “the Knights of Columbus has taken a number of extreme positions. For example, it was reportedly one of the top contributors to California’s Proposition 8 campaign to ban same-sex marriage.”

Hirono then asked Buescher if he would quit the group if he was confirmed “to avoid any appearance of bias.

I’ll wager that if you go into the history of the Democrat party you’ll find an awful lot of Knights of Columbus members (Could you imagine Nancy Pelosi’s dad or Tip O’Neil denouncing the Knights?) but this is the modern Democrat party and in this brand new version of the party if you are a believing Catholic you are the enemy.

For myself I don’t like the fact that the judge dodged the question, he should proudly defend his Catholic faith while noting that he will operate within the bound of the law, but that’s me.

Some of us saw this coming decades ago but in fairness Christ saw it coming long before us.


If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sen
t me.

John 15:18-21

I wonder what faithful Catholic Hispanic Knights would say about this. If I was the GOP I’d make it a point to ask them on camera.


Update: Instalanche, ,a great gift for the 2nd day of Christmas. Hi all, take a look around, may I point out that there are twelve days to Christmas and my book Hail Mary the Perfect Protestant (and Catholic) Prayer makes a great late Christmas gift.

I also should include the following mea culpa by pointing out to new visitors what regular readers likely already know, I am a 3rd Degree Knight and both of my sons are Knights as well. I should have put that in the base piece my bad.

Now that I think of it the Democrat mayor of my city is a Knight too and I suspect a lot of Democrats officials in Pennsylvania and Connecticut (the home of the knights) and around the nation are. No wonder these ladies waited till after the election to do this.

Update 2: Is feast of St. Stephen on the 2nd day of Christmas is a preview of coming attractions for American Christians?