As Louisiana’s Senator John Kennedy puts it, hearings for Supreme Court nominees tend to resemble the Cantina Scene from the movie Star Wars. All kinds of strange creatures surface, and you never know who is going to be at the wrong end of a blaster.
In the case of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, one of the most highly rated judges in the nation according to the American Bar Association, mother of seven and unrepentant Catholic, it is really difficult to find anything along the lines of an Anita Hill or Christine Blasey Ford that would work to submarine her nomination to the high court.
That hasn’t stopped the Democrats from trying, though. And they think they may have the weapon: a former member of People of Praise, a conservative Christian group of which Barrett supposedly used to be a member.
In the secretive world of the ultra-conservative People of Praise, large belt buckles are considered a sin.
‘They draw attention to the crotch region,’ a former member told DailMail.com exclusively.
Perfume and cologne are banned for similar reasons. ‘That would indicate you are trying to tempt someone with pheromones,’ the ex-member explained.
And single women are told they can only wear plain white cotton panties. ‘Certainly, no thongs —not that anyone is going to see their underwear anyway,’ the member, who asked for anonymity, said.
Supposedly, this group is made up mostly of Catholics. (This Catholic has never heard of it, actually, and would not belong.) There is any number of movements within the Faith where de-sexualizing life is a priority, but what is that to those who don’t belong.
What difference does it make if one chooses not to wear perfume for any reason? Allergies, being a choir member, among other reasons are perfectly legitimate.
Neither is belonging to a group that does nothing illegal, immoral, or fattening.
If this is all the Democrats have to try and stop Barrett’s nomination – gossip, essentially – they’re desperate and it’s showing.