Atrios provides a perfect example of the anti-Catholic bias in the fight over the nomination of William Pryor to the federal court system. What Atrios argues is that opposition to abortion is synonymous with opposition to women’s sufferage, and that the Catholic faith is somehow so dangerous that Catholics simply don’t belong in government.
There is no other term for such a reprehenisible position than anti-religious bias. Atrios’ example does not reflect Pryor’s real positions, as Pryor has been commended by the American Bar Association, and Pryor has a history of being a fair, honest, and impartial judge.
The radical left’s assault on Bush’s judicial nominations are based on a prejudice no more sick and morally reprehensible than anti-Semitism or Apartheid. Senate Democrats might as well hang a sign that read "No Christians Need Apply" in all government buildings – after all, anyone with strong religious beliefs clear doesn’t belong in government by their own arguments.