To me, the vote for Kavanaugh was all about religious hegemony. The goal is to make sure that people believe that America is a Christian nation, and to make sure that Christians are never persecuted again. For obvious reasons, Christians have a serious persecution complex.
Confirming conservative (dog whistle for “Christian”) judges is about maintaining Christian hegemony. So are charter schools. So too is our foreign policy (well, that and the money).
I think this aspect of the debate over the direction where our country is heading is sorely missing from public discourse.
I’m a liberal and I’m fine with Christians, but I would rather have a functioning wall between church and state.