Barrett tied to faith group ex-members say subjugates women

National Politics

In this page from the May 2006 issue of Vine and Branches produced by People of Praise, Amy Coney Barrett is seen at left in the photo at a People of Praise Leaders’ Conference for Women in 2006. Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, has close ties to People of Praise, a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith. Barrett has not commented publicly about her own or her family’s involvement, and a People of Praise spokesman declined to say whether she and her husband are current members. (People of Praise via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court has close ties to a charismatic Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith.

Former members of the group People of Praise say it teaches that wives must submit to the will of their husbands.

Federal appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett has not commented publicly about her involvement in the group.

But Barrett grew up in New Orleans in a family deeply connected to the organization and served as a trustee at schools affiliated with the group.

The AP also accessed 15 years of back issues of organization’s internal magazine, which has published birth announcements, photos and other mentions of Barrett and her family.

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