It’s a preposterous claim, considering that the two top figures in the Democratic Party—presidential nominee Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi—are practicing Catholics.
That kind of divisive smear is sadly not surprising coming from Trump; as the editors of the lay Catholic magazine Commonweal editorialized recently, “What sets Trump apart, and makes this election so urgently important, is the viciousness of the man himself: his malice and well-documented mendacity, his callousness and incompetence, his total lack of scruples.”
‘Anti-Catholic’ Smears as Political Tactic
Even before Trump went along with demands from his religious-right supporters that he nominate Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, right-wing groups were dusting off the dishonest “anti-Catholic” playbook that they have turned to again and again—accusing Democratic senators who raise questions about judicial nominees’ judicial philosophy of being anti-religious, and often specifically anti-Catholic.
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