I’m so flustered by this one — it can’t possibly be true, can it? — that I’m hoping that others (the finger points at you, Mac) will comment on it, as I’d just stammer and stumble over it. From the Salt Lake Tribune via Fark:
Reading from the Bible on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, Sen. Orrin Hatch endorsed a federal judicial nominee who wrote that wives should have a subordinate role in marriage, with the Utah Republican emphasizing “millions and millions of people will agree with” that view.
… Senate Democrats who are also members of the Roman Catholic faith, such as Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, have said the positions taken by Holmes “reflect a narrow view of the Catholic theology and do not embody contemporary standards that should be followed by any federal judge in any state.”
Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Penn., lashed out at Durbin’s criticism during floor debate.
“We hear so much from the other side about tolerance,” said Santorum. “Where is the tolerance for people who want to believe what has been taught for 2,000 years?”
… Hatch also discounted criticism over a 1980 letter Holmes wrote to a newspaper arguing that rape victims should not be allowed to have abortions because “conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami.” Holmes has since apologized for the comment.