President Donald Trump rejected the attacks by the Democrats on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s faith.
“We will not stand for any attacks against Judge Barrett’s faith,” President Trump warned. “Anti-Catholic bigotry has absolutely no place in the United States of America” he added in a speech at the 75th annual dinner of the Alfred E. Smith Foundation in New York, according to The Washington Times on Oct. 1.
President Trump also noted that religious intolerance is common among Democrats, who attacked Judge Barrett’s religious faith.
The media also criticized Barrett’s religion, given her defense of the lives of unborn babies, something that is not well seen by abortion advocates.
President Trump is also a strong advocate for the right to life of unborn babies, and he made this known throughout his term, as well as reiterating it at the same Alfred E. Smith Foundation celebration.
The Trump campaign tweeted a portion of his speech in which he refers to the issue.
“President @realDonaldTrump at the Al Smith Dinner: We are defending the sacred Right to Life,” the campaign tweeted.
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 1, 2020
The annual charity dinner honors the late Gov. of New York Al Smith, who was nominated as the first Catholic to become president in 1928.
The Trump administration has defended religious freedom around the world since the first year of his term.
President Trump included religious freedom in the National Security Strategy for 2017, and signed executive orders in its defense, including free speech on religious issues.
About 80 percent of the world’s population faces limitations on the expression of their faith and religious practice.
They stand out as countries that violate the rights to freedom of religion: Iraq, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Burma, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and mainly China under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which has made its prohibition a state priority.
The CCP persecutes Falun Dafa, or Falun Gong, practitioners, Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians, among other types of persecution.
Violations include the forced removal of organs from practitioners for commercialization and imprisonment in labor camps for economic exploitation of the persecuted, as is the case with the Uighurs, among other national ethnicities.