The saga started in earnest during her confirmation hearings before the Senate on September 6th. Judge Barrett was subjected to a blistering attack by Senator Dianne Feinstein of California who was literally trying to impose an anti-Christian litmus test on the judge, despite her sterling record of following the law in the courtroom. The Senator implied that Judge Barrett's views meant she could not apply justice fairly. She went so far as to say that the judge followed her Christian "dogma".
I find the Senator's comment very telling. As a card carrying member of the Left, Feinstein is always railing on about abortion rights, LGBTQ rights and similar issues with the exception of Christian religious rights. She thinks that American Christians must always be silent when it comes to such issues despite their God-given inalienable right to religious freedom. She also failed to understand that Judge Barrett co-authored an article in which she stated that when a judge is faced with an issue which pits her or his morality against the law, in a secular world the law has to win.
But you see, that's not good enough for Feinstein. She expects Christians to openly accept and support actively those very things that they find abhorrent. Nothing requires that; the law only requires that when it is in force it be followed and even then their are many exemptions written in to allow for Christian or other religious exceptions to that belief. After all, they have rights which must be protected as well.
So who is spouting "dogma", Judge Barrett or Senator Feinstein? Why it's Feinstein and it's refreshing that the Senate didn't fall for her ploy. It was also refreshing to see that even three Democratic Senators voted with the majority to confirm. Judge Barrett will be a welcome and much needed addition to the Seventh Circuit, providing a smart and balanced outlook to a court that has been highly politicized and leaning to a decidedly Left philosophy in recent years. I wish her godspeed in her new challenge.