Carol Platt Liebau: A Secular Saint?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

A Secular Saint?

OK, is this a joke? The Episcopal Church is considering making Thurgood Marshall a saint?

I stand second to no one in my admiration for Ronald Reagan -- but he belongs on Mount Rushmore, not as a saint in the Presbyterian Church (if there were such a thing). Does this mean that the Catholics might consider Justice Scalia? How 'bout Justice Thomas -- whose chances might be doubled, given that he's been both a Catholic and an Episcopalian? Why do I suspect that the left-wing Episcopalians that dominate the Church today mightn't be quite as interested?

And all these people who are pushing Justice Marshall for sainthood: Do they remember his dogged opposition to religion having any role in public life -- to the point where he refused to attend the annual Supreme Court Christmas party? Actually (and sadly), that's probably part of Marshall's appeal to them . . .

Whatever the merits of Thurgood Marshall's career, the fact is that sainthood is supposed to be for saints -- not for admirable, even revered, public figures of any political stripe.

3 Comments:

Blogger Righty64 said...

Again, as I continue to write, the left wing of the Episcopal Church (I guess the WHOLE leadership!) dictates and more and more of us who love the church have to cringe. But, if we are to take the church back from the abyss, we must not leave and try to join other Anglican denominations. It is time for us in the mainstream of the Episcopal Church to speak up, stand up and defend Jesus. The biblical Jesus, not the eviscerated left-wing "nice prophet"

6:29 PM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

In the end, it really doesn't matter what men do, as we'll all be judged by our Creator. It seems that the leaders in the Episcopal Church just want to be God and play God, as they don't realize they need to stop being polititians. Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. Matthew 13:13.

7:11 AM  
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