It’s not surprising that the Family Policy Alliance, the political arm of Focus on the Family, is thrilled by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
While celebrating his ascendance in a recent email to supporters, the group’s president and CEO Paul Weber did everything you’d expect. He condemned Democrats for their “political maneuver” in raising issues of sexual assault. He asked everyone to pray for the Kavanaugh family because they’re the real victims in this whole saga. He pretended to care deeply about sexual assault despite his side stifling any attempt at a thorough FBI investigation.
But what made this email particularly heinous was his call for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to become a Christian, as if that would help her overcome her trauma (and, in his mind, her false allegation).
… We pray that she will turn to Jesus and with His help, overcome the trauma she has endured.
Giving him the benefit of the doubt, this is one of those Christian sayings that probably sounds fine in the bubble and comes off as pure dickishness outside of it. Why does she need Jesus? What makes him think she’s not already a Christian? Does he realize people like him are contributing to her trauma?
He probably didn’t think about any of those questions because her well-being is irrelevant to Christians like him. She’s nothing more than a speed bump to them. They’re so pro-life that they don’t care who they hurt along the way to forcing all pregnant women to give birth.