As reported, one of the people that are on President Donald Trump’s shortlist to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Amy Coney Barrett, a woman that belongs to a religious group that believes husbands should rule over their wives and has highly conservative and traditional beliefs.
Barrett was confirmed by the Senate to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago back in October 2017, and she’s reportedly a part of the Christian group People of Praise. However, the New York Times reports that this fact never came to the light during her confirmation hearing.
At the hearing, she told the senators that she’s a faithful Catholic, but her religious beliefs won’t affect her decisions as an appellate judge. However, her membership in a Christina group called People of Praise never came up at the hearing, as it might have led to even more intense questioning.
Many faithful Catholics would be surprised by some of the group’s practices. For example, they swear a lifelong oath of loyalty which is called a covenant, and they’re assigned and accountable to a personal adviser called a ‘head’ for men a ‘handmaid’ for women. Additionally, the group teaches that husbands are the heads of their wives and that men should have all the authority over the family.