Does Trump’s New Scotus Pick Belong to a Cult?

  • Amy Coney Barrett belongs to a group called PEOPLE of PRAISE , a small, tightly knit group that describes itself as a “charismatic, ecumenical and covenant…Christian community”.
  • The nearly 50-year-old group, founded and based in South Bend, Indiana, exerts considerable sway over members, according to published reports, leading to questions about what role — if any — it would have if Coney Barrett ascends to a life-time post in the highest court in the land.
  • Sarah Barringer Gordon, a professor of constitutional law and history at the University of Pennsylvania, was among the legal scholars who told The New York Times in 2017 that such loyalty pledges could raise concerns, because such groups can make it “difficult for a person to retain individual judgment.”

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