Commonwealth Policy Center

Amy Coney Barrett has been in the hot seat. Democrats in the U.S. Senate are grilling her in her confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court. Barrett is well qualified and has a brilliant legal mind and Democratic Senators are finding it difficult to find grounds to oppose her confirmation. So what are they doing? They found where she once used the phrase “sexual preference” and calling it bigotry. Just a month ago, several gay rights publications were using the phrase. Joe Biden used the phrase earlier this year. Now Merriam-Webster Dictionary changed it to be an “offensive” term. It’s cultural Marxism for powerful institutions to quickly change once acceptable and widely used words to further a political cause. And the consequences are further reaching than Barrett’s confirmation.