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Wed Sep 30, 2020, 03:56 PM

Religious Group 'People of Praise' Scrubs All References To Coney Barrett, SC Nominee, From Website

'Religious group scrubs all references to Amy Coney Barrett from its website.' People of Praise, a tiny charismatic Catholic organization, admits removing mentions and photos of Trumpís supreme court pick. The Guardian, Sept. 30, 2020. -Ed:



- Sept. 29, 2020. Amy Coney Barrett, U.S. Supreme Court nominee meets with Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

A tiny religious organization tied to Amy Coney Barrett, Donald Trumpís supreme court nominee, sought to erase all mentions and photos of her from its website before she meets with lawmakers and faces questions at her Senate confirmation hearings. Barrett, a federal appeals judge, has declined to publicly discuss her decades-long affiliation with People of Praise, a Christian group that opposes abortion and holds that men are divinely ordained as the ďheadĒ of the family and faith.

Former members have said the groupís leaders teach that wives must submit to the will of their husbands. A spokesman for the organization has declined to say whether the judge and her husband, Jesse Barrett, are members. But an analysis by the Associated Press shows that People of Praise erased numerous records from its website during the summer of 2017 that referred to Barrett and included photos of her and her family.

At the time, Barrett was on Trumpís shortlist for the high court seat that eventually went to Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Last week, when Barrett again emerged as a frontrunner for the court, more articles, blogposts and photos disappeared. After an AP reporter emailed the groupís spokesman on Wednesday about members of Jesse Barrettís family, his motherís name was deleted from the primary contact for the South Bend, Indiana, branch. All issues of the organizationís magazine, Vine and Branches, were also removed.

Sean Connolly, People of Praiseís spokesman, confirmed in an email that information was being wiped from the groupís website. ďRecent changes to our website were made in consultation with members and nonmembers from around the country who raised concerns about their and their familiesí privacy due to heightened media attention,Ē Connolly said. The deletions come when Barrettís background is under intense scrutiny by US senators who will soon vote on whether to approve a lifetime appointment to the nationís highest court, & also by womenís rights groups, religious organizations & voters who will try to determine how Barrett might rule on crucial issues that are likely to come before the supreme court.

The AP was able to track the deletions and access the missing information through the Internet Archive, a non-profit group that has saved digital versions..

More, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/30/people-of-praise-amy-coney-barrett-website
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Also: 'Showing 76% of Coney Barrett Rulings Put Corporate Interests Over People, Analysis Warns Confirmation Would 'Supercharge' GOP Agenda, Common Dreams, Sept. 29, 2020.
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/09/29/showing-76-coney-barrett-rulings-put-corporate-interests-over-people-analysis-warns

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appalachiablue Sep 2020 OP
RKP5637 Sep 2020 #1
appalachiablue Sep 2020 #2
RKP5637 Sep 2020 #3
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appalachiablue Sep 2020 #6
lagomorph777 Oct 2020 #7
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:04 PM

1. I just do have to wonder if there are any wife beaters among them to make sure

they submit to the rules.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:08 PM

2. Rule of thumb husbands was accepted for years not that

long ago, and still is in some places like violence against women. It's certainly very likely..

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:11 PM

3. Yep, my sister, now divorced, went through something like that ... she was a wonderful

person ... but was told if she were really a good wife, her husband would not have to beat her.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:30 PM

4. That kind of behavior and language can really

screw up a person's life and the children who absorb a lot of it. So damaging..

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:49 PM

5. It really can. I had to counsel her a lot and eventually she shook those beliefs.

She married again to a wonderful husband.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:27 PM

6. Good for your help, and glad she got out & remarried well.

So many stay trapped..

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 08:48 AM

7. I guess they haven't heard of the Wayback Machine

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 09:32 AM

8. Nothing is more important to these people than bolstering their right-wing power.

NOTHING---not even the expression of their particular version of Christian faith.

I hope the Democrats make the hearings an absolute nightmare for Coney Barrett. Pretty damn sad---all this, caused by the least religious president in the country's history.

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