Yesterday, what some have called “the most conservative Supreme Court of all time” used a little judicial “abracadabra” to pull a non-existent inalienable right to transgenderism out of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act hat.
Additional decisions released yesterday erased the Second Amendment, interfered with a Texas death penalty case, and upheld a California sanctuary law that criminalizes law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents.
In the words of Daniel Horowitz, “Taken in totality, the ‘conservative’ legal movement, which has promoted the idea of ‘appointing better judges’ rather than fighting the entire concept of judicial supremacism has failed miserably.”
From their 2016 rejection of G-O-D in favor of the G-O-P to their repeated claim that fealty to Trump equals faith in God, the Fellowship has defended their orange messiah — destroying faith and demolishing America along the way.
Fellowship of the Pharisees members like Franklin Graham, Robert Jeffress, Jerry Falwell, Jr., along with an army of evangelical frauds, shysters, and hustlers ignored Trump’s immoral behavior because they weren’t electing a “Pastor-in-Chief.” Rather, they were electing a defender of the faith — a fake one in this case — who would protect religious liberty.
And they justified their capitulation with claims that this would be accomplished in large part by “saving” the Supreme Court.
Saving the courts has been a GOP/evangelical talking point for years. But despite McConnell’s claim to the contrary, Trump and the GOP-controlled Senate have miserably failed to do so — particularly when it comes to the Supreme Court.
When Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill the seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia, he was praised as the second coming of the stalwart of law and justice he was replacing. But as I wrote at the time, his track record as a judge along with his his work under Anthony “The Gay Marriage Justice” Kennedy indicated that he would fail when ruling on issues dealing with the LGBT agenda.
In yesterday’s transgender ruling, Gorsuch not only voted with the 6-3 majority, he wrote the majority opinion, saying that firing a homosexual or transgendered person is “exactly what Title VII forbids,” even though the word “sex” in the Civil Rights Act means “gender,” a word not used in 1964.
“Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or transgender. The answer is clear. An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.”
Trump’s other appointment to the high court is the highly controversial Brett Kavanaugh, who was hand-picked by his predecessor Anthony Kennedy as part of what was essentially a quid pro quo agreement between Trump and Kennedy. Trump had a back channel connection with Kennedy through their children, specifically Justin Kennedy who worked for Deutche Bank when the institution loaned $1 billion to Trump’s real estate business.
Trump was also interested in Kavanaugh for his opinions on whether a sitting president can be indicted while in office, an important issue at the time because the Mueller investigation was going on. Kavanaugh believed that sitting presidents were essentially above the law, a concept that Trump, evangelicals, and Fellowship members like Robert Jeffress simply loved.
Since his confirmation, Kavanaugh has proven himself to be a solid ally of the leftist wing of the Court. And despite his weak dissent in yesterday’s transgender ruling — he said Congress and not the courts should amend Title VII — Kavanaugh praised the majority opinion as an “important victory [for] gay and lesbian Americans” who “can take pride in [the] result,” despite his concerns about the Court ignoring the Constitution and that pesky separation of powers thing.
Allowing judges to rewrite the Civil Rights Act to add gender identity & sexual orientation as protected classes poses a grave threat to religious liberty. We've already witnessed courts use the redefinition of words as a battering ram to crush faith-based businesses and orgs. https://t.co/0PHcNLcoFK
— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) June 15, 2020
Amazingly, and hypocritically, members of the Fellowship of the Pharisees like Family Research Council President Tony Perkins — who gave Trump a “mulligan” when he cheated on Melania by having sex with a porn star — condemned the Supreme Court ruling. But he and the rest of the Fellowship’s membership are personally and directly responsible for the decision.
And one day, they’ll give an account for it.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.