Raise your hands if you are perplexed by this:
Episcopalians want Marshall for sainthood
NEW YORK — Episcopalians from a church where the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall worshiped are asking their denomination to name him a saint.
Marshall, who died in 1993, was a towering figure in the civil rights movement and the first black justice to sit on the nation’s highest court.
Members of St. Augustine’s Church in Washington, D.C., will seek initial approval for the honor Friday from delegates to the convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.
”His Christian faith was deep inside his being and it was this faith which was the foundation and source of his energetic pursuit of justice,” said the Rev. Thomas Smith.
Among other contemporary Episcopal saints are the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Florence Nightingale.
Update:Found in another source:
If approved, Marshall’s feast day would be celebrated on May 17, commemorating his 1954 victory against school segregation in Brown vs. Board of Education, a case he argued as an attorney before the Supreme Court. If the process is completed successfully, his feast day will be celebrated in May 2010, following the national convention in June 2009.
Now this is just getting psycho…