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Thu Oct 15, 2020, 12:43 AM

Amy Coney Barrett faith group would expel members over gay sex, leader said

People of Praise head Craig Lent made comment in 2018 as Barrett says she would never discriminate over sexual orientation

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington
Wed 14 Oct 2020 13.12 EDT

The Christian community where Amy Coney Barrett has previously served as a female leader – or handmaid – expels members who engage in gay sex, according to a 2018 interview with Craig Lent, the group’s current head.

Lent told the South Bend Tribune that the People of Praise, a charismatic Christian community that has counted Barrett as a member, would end the membership of a person who discloses gay sex or any other “ongoing, deliberate, unrepentant wrongdoing”.

Barrett, an appellate court judge who has been nominated by Donald Trump to serve on the supreme court, said in a confirmation hearing on Tuesday that she had “never discriminated on the basis of sexual preference and would not ever discriminate on the basis of sexual preference”.

Barrett has never openly discussed her affiliation with People of Praise. But media reports have pointed out she appears to be a longstanding member based on multiple factors: her work as a trustee at a People of Praise-affiliated school, which required her to be a member; the fact that she lived with one of the group’s co-founders when she was a law student at Notre Dame; the publication of her picture and other family announcements in the group’s magazine, Vine and Branches; and her father’s role as a leader in the group.


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torius Oct 15 #1

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Thu Oct 15, 2020, 02:18 AM

1. Someone should interview

them. There was one recent article. We need an expose!

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