Patricia Heaton took to Twitter to warn her followers about the coming criticisms of potential Supreme Court justice nominations by people who “wouldn’t recognize God if He bit them on the bum.” The “Everybody Loves Raymond” actress and conservative Christian tweeted Sunday that people should expect an “onslaught” or arrogance by so-called Christians.
“Friends, be prepared for social media to be filled with an onslaught of arrogant pronouncements based on breathtaking ignorance of religion in general,Christianity specifically and Catholicism in particularly by people who wouldn’t recognize God if He bit them on the bum,” she wrote.
Heaton goes on to specify in later tweets that she is referring to the possible nomination of U.S. Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court. The New York Times says Barrett is the front runner to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died last week after complications from cancer at the age of 87.
Her death has sparked a controversy over filling her seat.
Patricia Heaton is an outspoken pro-life advocate. Moreover, in February she tweeted out how she could never join the Democratic party for its “barbaric” stance on abortion.
She also admitted then that she didn’t vote in the 2016 presidential election and wasn’t planning on voting in 2020.
Barrett is beloved by conservatives
Amy Coney Barrett is Catholic and a pro-life Christian who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the Washington Times reported. She also spent 15 years teaching law at the University of Notre Dame before becoming a judge.
Conservative Christians like her as she has said in the past that she believes judges shouldn’t be required to uphold Roe v. Wade, the controversial court case that legalized abortion, according to The Independent. She also told a former Notre Dame class that a “legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God.”
During her conformation to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Barrett’s faith was the focus of questions by Democratic senators. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s told Barrett: “You have a long history of believing that your religious beliefs should prevail. The dogma lives loudly within you.” Though Barrett has repeatedly said she could separate her personal views from legal precedent.
The line has become something of a rally point for many conservatives who are holding out for the possibility of a super majority on the Supreme Court following the appointments of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Bret Kavanaugh. President Donald Trump appointed both.