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Amy Coney Barrett Is Allegedly a Member of a Religious Group That’s Been Called a “Cult.” What Is It, Really?

posted on July 6, 2018

Slate‘s Ruth Graham reports on potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney’s Barrett’s membership in the group People of Praise. “Amy Coney Barrett, now a judge on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, became a heroic figure to some religious conservatives during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee last fall,” Graham writes. “Sen. Dianne Feinstein challenged the Catholic law professor about her religious beliefs, sneering—it seemed to many—that ‘the dogma lives loudly within you.’” Graham interviews Craig Lent, the current leader of People of Praise. She writes, “Lent sounded bemused by the national scrutiny the group has attracted lately. ‘In a certain sense it’s not really about us, although I owe members a good account if somebody asks me what this group is about.’”

Read at Slate