As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch unfold in Washington, D.C., this question arises: If confirmed, would he be the first Protestant Justice to join the U.S. Supreme Court since 1990 when David Souter was appointed, or would he be the sixth Catholic Justice on the high court?
Ever since he was nominated by President Donald Trump, Gorsuch’s religion has been a source of interest.
Gorsuch was raised Catholic but now worships with his wife and two daughters at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colorado.
What makes that interesting is that St. John’s Episcopal is considered to be a “progressive” church. A number of news outlets have reported that the church condemns anti-Muslim speech and is an open and affirming congregation, meaning that it welcomes gays and lesbians. It is one of a number of churches in the state that Pride Guide Colorado lists as a welcoming congregation. The Rev. Susan Springer, the church’s rector, said the church includes liberals, conservatives and people in between.
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