Amy Coney Barrett gets a big taste of leftist hate after 5-4 SCOTUS ruling for religious liberty

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett triggered liberals for voting with the majority against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 restrictions.

Blue-check Twitter users attacked the recently-appointed justice after the news, using a demeaning nickname because that’s just who they are. After making headlines for casting the decisive vote Wednesday on the New York case limiting religious gatherings due to the coronavirus, Barrett was targeted by liberals who began calling her “Amy Covid Barrett.”

Soon after the high court struck down Cuomo’s COVID-19-related orders restricting the number of people who could gather at houses of worship, #AmyCovidBarrett began to trend on Twitter.

Pearl-clutching social media users eviscerated Barrett for her part, especially calling her out on her own faith and holding her accountable for impending coronavirus deaths. Of course, the same folks who defend abortions regardless of religious ethics piously stood on their so-called religious morals to slam Barrett for ruling on a Constitutional issue.

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, decided in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues which sued Cuomo over his Oct. 6 “Cluster Initiative,” in which attendance at some synagogues and Roman Catholic churches in parts of Brooklyn and Queens was severely restricted due to spikes in coronavirus, and were designated in red and orange zones.

“It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the court’s opinion.

Though Barrett did not write a separate opinion, she did concur with the majority vote for the opinion and was targeted with immediate backlash on Twitter.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn was “proud” of the high court’s decision.

“I have said from the beginning the restrictions imposed by Governor Cuomo were an overreach that did not take into account the size of our churches or the safety protocols that have kept parishioners safe,” the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn said in a statement.

“Our churches have not been the cause of any outbreaks,” he added. “We have taken our legal battle this far because we should be considered essential,  for what could be more essential than safely gathering in prayer in a time of pandemic.”

And as BPR reported, Justice Gorsuch unleashed a scathing argument against Governor Cuomo’s seemingly biased restrictions against religious institutions.

Many Twitter users weighed in on the backlash against the decision and Barrett, pointing out the left’s hypocrisy.

Frieda Powers

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