As Twitchy told you, Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is calling out Sen. Mazie Hirono and other Democrats for “religious bigotry” in light of their questions focusing on judicial nominee Brian Buescher’s Catholic faith and involvement with the Knights of Columbus. Jennifer Rubin’s pretty blasé about the whole religious-liberty thing. But feminist torchbearer Jill Filipovic is straight-up pissed at Gabbard for defending the Knights of Columbus:
Tulsi Gabbard is accusing female senators of anti-Catholic bigotry for (rightly) questioning a judicial nominee's membership in an extreme right-wing anti-choice anti-LGBT all-male organization. Gabbard is not a progressive, she's a fraud. https://t.co/Be5uHYTxp2
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) January 9, 2019
The fraud here is Jill Filipovic, who claims to preach tolerance and respect while espousing straight-up bigotry
Good for Gabbard. As a Latina Catholic, Hirono and Harris religious tests offend me. Same if some yahoo Republican senator asked a Muslim if they're following sharia law.
— Andrea E T. (@coollatina76) January 9, 2019
Me too! My family and I have been lifelong democrats, but their open disdain for Catholicism and catholic teachings has shown us that they no longer represent us.
— 5Rings RogerThat (@MVPTB12) January 9, 2019
They only seem interested in representing bigots like Filipovic.
Sorry Jill, Trying to establish an anti-Catholic religious test is just as bad as trying to establish an anti-Muslim religious test. I know you don't like the KoC but you can't shut them out of government.
— 1967mustangman (@1967mustangman) January 9, 2019
There is nothing about the Knights of Columbus that varies from the teachings of the Catholic Church. If being a member of @KofC is disqualifying, so too, is being Catholic. And that is bigotry. https://t.co/OyVtT1JPSO
— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) January 9, 2019
A textbook case.
….you mean Knights of Columbus? Come on.
— Danica McLellan (@danicamclellan) January 9, 2019
— Phobokleon 🎄 (@WMNarmer) January 9, 2019
This is a hell of a definition for the … Knights of Columbus? Wow. https://t.co/t69cjOpREB
— Lone Pats Fan (@LonePatFan1) January 9, 2019
The Knights of Columbus is not an extremist organization. The biggest conspiracy they've ever hatched is a fish fry dinner on Fridays in Lent. It's like the Elks Club. Except for Catholics.
— ن Don't Come Back Without A Warrant, Dog (@BarkingBarister) January 9, 2019
You clearly know nothing about the KofC. I'm sorry all of our charitable work offends you so.
— Steve B (@StevePoet) January 9, 2019
Seriously. How deranged and morally bankrupt do you need to be to smear an organization like the Knights of Columbus?
By an "extreme right-wing anti-choice anti-LGBT all-male organization," she means the Knights of Columbus.@KofC, btw, donated $185+ million to charities & volunteered 75 million hours in 2017. It partners with Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, etc. https://t.co/Lg71BPY97U
— Katie Yoder (@k_yoder) January 9, 2019
Knights of Columbus mostly known for Coats for Kids, blood drives, financial support for AIDS orphans and food drives for impoverished families.
Anyway, this is one of those debates where I'm not sure critics want to invite a moral comparison. https://t.co/Tr5wmK44js
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) January 9, 2019
Jill Filipovic’s not exactly known for carefully considering her positions. She’s hellbent on hating — but she’s gonna learn the hard way that she’s fighting a losing battle.
I keep telling you people, they cannot live with each other. They will tear each other apart.
All we have to do is not be stupid*
* yeah, I know https://t.co/mrRhaU6Gh0
— Nathan, son of Robert (@NathanWurtzel) January 9, 2019
Please please please please run with this in 2020, Dems https://t.co/PKgFo3LesK
— Internet Cool Kid (@HashtagGriswold) January 9, 2019
The Knights of Columbus will continue to make this world a better place; the same can’t be said for Jill Filipovic and her ideological colleagues.
The K of C is an extreme organization??? What's next, the Shriners? (I was going to say Little Sisters of the Poor, but Progressives have already shown they would gladly sue the pants off the little penguins to advance their agenda)
— Michael Brennan (@MikeBrennan330) January 9, 2019
The Knights of Columbus will be just fine … but if you want to help them continue their mission despite the efforts of demented bigots like Filipovic:
You can learn more about the Knights of Columbus— and can donate to their Christian refugee relief effort, Culture of Life Fund, vocation support, Coats for Kids, disaster relief, AIDS orphans program, scholarship fund, & Food for Families program— here:
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) January 9, 2019
Thanks for this, Jerry.
Also, everyone can donate more specifically to the DC KofC's efforts to help out the Special Olympics here. I promise to FB live it if I meet my fundraising goal of $500
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) January 9, 2019
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.