Scalia just gave the finger in church yesterday (not kidding)

UPDATE: The Boston Herald is reporting Scalia’s movement as “an obscene gesture” and a “flick of the wrist.” That still is unclear, it could have been the wrist-under-chin gesture mixed with the middle finger. Either way, it’s not really relevant. Scalia gave the “fuck you” to reporters in church right after taking communion. End of discussion.

You gotta be kidding me. This is the family values justice that Bush embraces? I’m not a Christian conservative by any means, I’m a regular old Christian, and the thought of flipping somebody off in church, minutes after receiving the Eucharist, is just, well, beyond shocking, insulting, infuriating. You don’t do that kind of thing.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia startled reporters in Boston just minutes after attending a mass, by flipping a middle finger to his critics.

A Boston Herald reporter asked the 70-year-old conservative Roman Catholic if he faces much questioning over impartiality when it comes to issues separating church and state.

“You know what I say to those people?” Scalia replied, making the obscene gesture and explaining “That’s Sicilian.”

The 20-year veteran of the high court was caught making the gesture by a photographer with The Pilot, the Archdiocese of Boston’s newspaper.

“Don’t publish that,” Scalia told the photographer, the Herald said.

Scalia owes every Christian an apology. If a “gay activist” had done this, it would be the headlines around the world and the gay community would be apologizing for it for the next 20 years.

Scalia owes every Christian an apology. And frankly, in view of his recent public rants about Guantanamo Bay, I’m starting to wonder if Scalia isn’t becoming a bit unhinged.

President Bush, is this still your favorite justice?

Religious right, is he still yours?

Or don’t you people care about the sanctity of church?


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