Thousands Sign Christian Petition Demanding Alito Resign

( – Since its creation on June 12, thousands of people have signed a petition from Faithful America demanding the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.

An organization of Christians that supports social justice causes and opposes “Christian nationalism,” the Faithful America petition was approaching its goal of 15,000 signatures by June 16.

Those who organized and signed the petition want Alito to resign due to controversies surrounding him, alleging he “is far from impartial and cannot remain a justice on our nation’s highest court.” They said that Alito’s comments “endorse a Christian-nationalist agenda” and are a violation of “the separation of church and state.”

The controversies surrounding Alito began in May when The New York Times published a story about an upside-down American flag flown outside Alito’s Virginia home on Jan. 17, 2021. Critics have said the upside-down flag is associated with former President Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election results. However, Alito responded to the report by stating it was his wife, Alito said his wife, Martha-Ann Alito, who was responsible for flying the upside-down flag due to a dispute with a neighbor over an anti-Trump lawn sign.

In July and September 2023, Alito also reportedly flew an “Appeal to Heaven,” or Christian nationalist, flag at his summer home in Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

A secret audio recording by liberal documentary filmmaker Lauren Windsor also surfaced on June 10. In the recording made by Windsor, who posed as a conservative at the June 3 Supreme Court Historical Society dinner, Alito is heard agreeing with Windsor about endorsing a call to “return our country to a place of godliness” and that “winning” would put an end to the liberal-conservative ideological divide in the country.

Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse called for Alito to recuse himself from the case before the court involving former President Donald Trump’s claim of presidential immunity. Alito responded to the senators in a May 29 letter, where he wrote he would not recuse himself since the incidents did “not meet the conditions for recusal.”

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