According to MSNBC host Joy Ann Reid, who accused the Supreme Court of frequently ruling “in favor of religious institutions,” Americans are “held hostage” by a “far-right Christian court.”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid made the remarks on Wednesday, before the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, that the Constitution does not include the right to abortion and that the question of abortion laws and restrictions should be returned to state governments.
Reid stated that in “a country founded on the separation of church and state,” Americans are being held hostage by a far-right Christian court.”
“The court has sided with religious organizations more than 80 percent of the time under Roberts’ leadership, far more than any previous court in the past seven decades,” according to The ReidOut host.
She cited the 2014 landmark Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. verdict as well as the more recent Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission dispute, which she called “the icing on the cake.”
“There was the Hobby Lobby case that allowed businesses to refuse to provide birth control in their health insurance plans, and the time they permitted a bakery to refuse to create a cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding,” she added.
She also emphasized a recent Supreme Court decision that struck down the exclusion of religious schools from a federal program that provides financial aid for private education.
“The court just ruled that state funds for public schools can’t refuse to contribute to religious institutions that demand that taxpayers subsidize Christian education,” Reid added.
“And it isn’t the only major motion being considered by the court this session,” she continued.
Calling overturning Roe V. Wade “a dangerous reversal of decades of women’s rights,” Reid also highlighted “a decision that could make it much simpler to carry weapons, potentially eliminating New York’s prohibition on concealed firearms, as America endures an epidemic of gun violence.”
Last month, Reid stated that if Roe v. Wade is overturned, it will represent “five Christian nationalists on the court” using “black and brown people” as victims.
“We’re seeing that the Republican Party is pushing teachers to educate a ‘sanitized’ Christian white nationalist history that they prefer,” she added.
Reid’s stance comes as Democrats, the national press, and far-left activists continue to attack the right on a variety of issues.