Demand the Resignation of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker

In 2014, Matthew Whitaker claimed he would work to block federal judges who did not hold a “biblical view of justice” in line with the New Testament, a statement that disqualifies judges with any religious belief other than Christianity — or no religious belief at all — and suggests that Christian biblical law should have primacy over the United States Constitution. However, Article Six of the Constitution states that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States," yet Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker openly and freely committed to blocking judges whose philosophies are not based on the Christian New Testament and a "biblical view of justice."

This is not a job Whitaker is fit to execute. He should step down immediately and allow someone who has demonstrated, under the scrutiny of a thorough Senate confirmation process, a commitment to the fair and impartial administration of justice for all.

By Whitaker's standard, no atheist, Jew, Sikh, Muslim or member of any faith group other than his own is qualified to rule in American courts. That statement sounds absurd — and it is. Despite demonstrating a shocking disregard of the most fundamental tenets of the Constitution, Whitaker now leads the branch of government charged with upholding it.