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They did so, as CNN reported, by “lashing out at the religious liberty implications of the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage nationwide.

Thomas wrote that the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges “enables courts and governments to brand religious adherents who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman as bigots, making their religious liberty concerns that much easier to dismiss.”

The case that prompted Thomas to release the statement concerned Kim Davis, a former county clerk in Kentucky who gained national attention in 2015 and was jailed after declining to issue marriage licenses due to her religious beliefs. The high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal in her case, but Justice Thomas urged his colleagues to revisit the religious liberty implications of the landmark Obergefell opinion down the road.

Why would two Supreme Court Justices speak out on this issue with 29 days to go in an election? More importantly, and take note, why would they speak out on this issue just days before a scheduled hearing for the nomination of Amy Coney Barett, who seems to share Thomas’ views on marriage, to their court?

It’s as obvious as their homophobia. They want the Supreme Court to be the main news focus and they want to take the spotlight of this election off Donald Trump and COVID-19. They want to divert our laser vision off the Presidential and Senatorial elections. And, obviously, Thomas and Alito want to take away marriage equality. And if the last four years haven’t enabled them to do that, four more years of President Trump almost certainly will. Four more years of President Trump would be a dream for Thomas and Alito, a dream for homophobes everywhere.

They understand that if this election is a referendum on Donald Trump and his handling of COVID-19, they lose, plain and simple.

Why do you think there was a speedy nomination? Why do you think the Senate scheduled hearings and a floor vote, the quickest in the history of this country, all before the election? They want to take up as much air between now and the election to distract you and the American people from talking about Donald Trump’s incompetence, corruption and malfeasance. They don’t want you to talk about the deaths he caused due to his arrogance in not allowing this country to safeguard itself against the pandemic.  

Amy Coney Barrett is bad on all issues we value, but as the saying goes, choose your battles wisely. It’s unfortunate, but true, that Senate Democrats do not have much, if any, power to stop Barrett from being voted on. But what is true is that we all have the power to stop any more Trump nominations by voting him out of office. That is the battle we have control over. That is the battle we will win.

Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito did the unthinkable Monday: they placed politics over their judicial ethics.  

They did so, as CNN reported, by “lashing out at the religious liberty implications of the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage nationwide.

Thomas wrote that the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges “enables courts and governments to brand religious adherents who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman as bigots, making their religious liberty concerns that much easier to dismiss.”

The case that prompted Thomas to release the statement concerned Kim Davis, a former county clerk in Kentucky who gained national attention in 2015 and was jailed after declining to issue marriage licenses due to her religious beliefs. The high court on Monday declined to hear an appeal in her case, but Justice Thomas urged his colleagues to revisit the religious liberty implications of the landmark Obergefell opinion down the road.

Why would two Supreme Court Justices speak out on this issue with 29 days to go in an election? More importantly, and take note, why would they speak out on this issue just days before a scheduled hearing for the nomination of Amy Coney Barett, who seems to share Thomas’ views on marriage, to their court?

It’s as obvious as their homophobia. They want the Supreme Court to be the main news focus and they want to take the spotlight of this election off Donald Trump and COVID-19. They want to divert our laser vision off the Presidential and Senatorial elections. And, obviously, Thomas and Alito want to take away marriage equality. And if the last four years haven’t enabled them to do that, four more years of President Trump almost certainly will. Four more years of President Trump would be a dream for Thomas and Alito, a dream for homophobes everywhere.

They understand that if this election is a referendum on Donald Trump and his handling of COVID-19, they lose, plain and simple.

Why do you think there was a speedy nomination? Why do you think the Senate scheduled hearings and a floor vote, the quickest in the history of this country, all before the election? They want to take up as much air between now and the election to distract you and the American people from talking about Donald Trump’s incompetence, corruption and malfeasance. They don’t want you to talk about the deaths he caused due to his arrogance in not allowing this country to safeguard itself against the pandemic.  

Amy Coney Barrett is bad on all issues we value, but as the saying goes, choose your battles wisely. It’s unfortunate, but true, that Senate Democrats do not have much, if any, power to stop Barrett from being voted on. But what is true is that we all have the power to stop any more Trump nominations by voting him out of office. That is the battle we have control over. That is the battle we will win.