When the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday night, charismatic Christians began celebrating. At just 48 years old, the lifetime appointment is expected to lead to decades of decisions that honor the Constitution of the United States.
When President Donald J. Trump nominated Barrett Sept. 26, he called her “one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds” and “a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution.” The president also pointed out that she “will decide cases based on the text of the Constitution as written.”
“This is an outstanding development in 2020 for all Americans who believe strongly in family values and their deeply held faith,” said American Family Association president Tim Wildmon in a news release. “We congratulate Amy Coney Barrett on this achievement and look forward to her actions on the nation’s High Court.”
“It would be impossible to overstate what Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation means to Christians in America,” said Jason Yates, CEO of My Faith Votes. “For years we have seen our freedoms slowly erode under activist judges and politicians who have no regard for our deeply held beliefs or for America’s founding Judeo-Christian principles. With Justice Barrett, the Supreme Court is now returning to its intended role as the highest judicial body in the land whose purpose is to protect our freedoms as they were originally designed in our constitution. This appointment ensures a fully independent judiciary. It is a generational victory for our freedoms and America.”