Friday, January 27, 2006

SAINTHOOD: If Thurgood Marshall is a saint

... I'm John the Baptist ... wait a minute, I AM JOHN THE BAPTIST!
Thurgood Marshall, SCOTUSWhen Thurgood Marshall died 13 years ago this week, he left behind a life of historic accomplishments: Intrepid warrior against Jim Crow. Architect of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education desegregation case. First black Supreme Court justice.

Now, some of Marshall's fellow Episcopalians are saying that the spiritual hallmark of his life -- his Christian commitment to racial justice -- qualifies him for special recognition. They think the Episcopal Church should name him a saint.
The problem I have with this sainthood applesauce is only God knows a man's heart and the secrets of his life ... what will the Episcopalians do when they get to heaven and find out God has a different opinion of the Chief Justice? File an amicus brief with the High Court?

Good grief. John Paul and the Catholics are enough to gag on; at least they have the excuse of a 1600 year-old of tradition.

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