Religious Right activist “Coach” Dave Daubenmire said on his “Pass The Salt Live” webcast this morning that only evangelical Christians are fit to serve on the Supreme Court because this country can only be governed “by those who understand and promote and support biblical principles.” None of the nine current justices are truly saved, he said, which means they are unable to properly uphold America’s biblical foundations.
Daubenmire said it is an outrage that “we appoint to the highest judicial offices in the land people who do not share Christian biblical beliefs and then allow them to rule on religious affairs.”
“The coup has already taken place in the United States of America,” he said, “and non-religious judges are now ruling the day.”
By “non-religious judges,” Daubenmire meant all judges who are not born-again evangelical Christians, including the Catholics, Jews and one Episcopalian who currently sit on the Supreme Court.
“Without Christ, Jews are not going to go to heaven,” he said. “Unsaved Episcopalians are not going to go to heaven, they’re not filled with the Holy Spirit of God. Sorry. Unsaved Catholics, no matter how moral they are, no matter how right they are or how conservative they are on the issues, an unsaved Catholic is not going to go to heaven.”
“So what we have,” Daubenmire continued, “is four Catholics on the Supreme Court—moral men, they might be moral men … but they’re not born again in the spirit of God” and “without the Holy Spirit to guide you, well, then you come up with the philosophies of men.”
“It was unthinkable 100 years ago to have a non-Christian on the Supreme Court,” Daubenmire lamented, “and now we’ve got three, four maybe.”
People who think that he is a bigot, Daubenmire later asserted, do so simply because “they don’t have the Holy Spirit and the personal testimony in your own heart of the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That’s why you hate me so much.”