What to make of the 3 Catholic Supreme Court judges who boycotted “their” pope during the latter’s address to Congress?
Justices Antonin Scalia(above), Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas were all conspicuously absent from the Court’s front-row seats at Francis’ speech to Congress on September 24 the first time a leader of the Catholic Church has ever addressed both houses. other Catholic judges Justices John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, and Sonia Sotomayor, showed up.
Republican Representative Paul Gosar passed while took umbrage at Pope Francis’ “bizarre” science. Gosar claims Earth “has been changing since first created in Genesis,” rendering Francis’ environmental focus, which Gosar describes as “wrapped [in] false science and ideology,” a waste of time. Climate change is a “fool’s errand,” he wrote.
Wow, how very enlightened.
Scalia is a well known reactionary, a big fan of capital punishment and the father of a priest in the order of the Legionaires of Christ whose founder was a notorious fraud who abused seminarians and had children on the side. “The most efficacious leader of faith” as John Paul ll called him, Marciai Maciel presided over a far right wing order which brought a lot of money into the Vatican and fooled many people until the founder was canned by Pope Benedict.
My bet was Scalia definitely passed.The other two—probably. Francis is definitely out of synch with Republican values.