Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Evangelicals and the Supreme Court

From Colorado Springs-

Some of us are curious about Neil Gorsuch’s religious convictions.

The new Supreme Court Justice was raised Catholic, but he now attends Episcopal worship services. Is that evidence that he now thinks of himself as a Protestant? Well, it isn’t clear. His wife is a devout Anglican—they met when he studied in England—and he may be accommodating himself to her Protestant preferences while still nurturing strong Catholic convictions.

Why the curiosity about this? It isn’t as if knowing the answer will add anything interesting to what we already know about his judicial philosophy.

The curiosity has to do with a minor historical point that is of interest mainly to folks like me, who actually go through the periodic reports listing the religious affiliations of members of Congress.

More here-

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