“Carl Anderson, chief executive officer of the Knights of Columbus, protested the “deeply held beliefs” description in a July 30 letter to the Judiciary Committee.

“Carl Anderson, chief executive officer of the Knights of Columbus, protested the “deeply held beliefs” description in a July 30 letter to the Judiciary Committee. His organization’s resolution passed last Thursday suggested using those words pose a prohibited religious test. “I think there is a willingness to play to anti-Catholic views by the use of certain code words, and I think there is disproportional impact on Catholics,” Anderson told me. He added that Democratic senators “think they can get away with it, but as more and more Catholics find out, it’s going to cause a backlash.”