Manuel Miranda, counsel to majority leader Bill Frist, says Republicans are beginning to wonder if there’s a deliberate plot to keep people of deep Christian faith like Pryor and Judge Priscilla Owen

Manuel Miranda, counsel to majority leader Bill Frist, says Republicans are beginning to wonder if there’s a deliberate plot to keep people of deep Christian faith like Pryor and Judge Priscilla Owen off the federal bench. “The opposition to Attorney General Bill Pryor of Alabama is really about religion. When people say that they’re concerned about his pro-life views, what they’re really saying is that they’re concerned about the fact that he’s a devout Catholic,” Miranda says.