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Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation would be no win for Christian family values—because there is no such thing

Jesus was silent or ambiguous on questions of sexual morality and hostile towards the family. He would be baffled by the campaigns of the 21st-century evangelical right

By Julian Baggini  

The Wedding Feast at Cana, 1563, Paolo Veronese, Louvre

If the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court is confirmed, it will be seen as a victory for Christian family values. One of Trump’s campaign promises in 2016 was to fill the courts with conservative judges and it’s one of the few on which he has delivered. Coney Barrett would be his third conservative appointment to the Supreme Court, which totals only nine. Delighted right wingers are sure that she will help roll back liberal rulings…

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