May Pants and where I compare Neil Gorsuch to Pontius Pilate

The fleur-de-lis, according to Wikipedia, is a stylized lily ( fleur means “flower” and lis means “lily”) that is used as a decorative design or symbol. Many of the saints are often depicted with a lily, most prominently St. Joseph. Since France is a historically Catholic nation, the fleur de lis became commonly used “at one and the same time, religious, political, dynatic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic,” especially in French heraldry.

So, I thought these pants, from Bonobos, naturally, would be a good fit for me, since:

-My middle name is Joseph.

-I was born on All Saints Day.

-I was raised Catholic.

But, I now worship as an Episcopalian, since, as you may have guessed, having written a book like WORM LOVES WORM, I believe in marriage equality. I also think women should be allowed to be priests, clergy should be allowed to be married, and that everyone should be welcome to receive communion. Even Judge Neil Gorsuch, who also was raised Catholic, now worships as an Episcopalian, and whose very first decision as a Suprem Court judge was to let a man be killed.

Now, I don’t claim to be the best Episcopalian, or the best Christian, but even I know that Jesus thought all life was sacred, and I know that he was executed by the state.  I think someone needs to take Neil aside and explain to him that Pontius Pilate is not someone to model your career on.

Especially since the Episcopal Church has been against the death penalty since 1958.





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