Currently, there are 6 Catholics, 2 Jews and 1 Protestant serving on the nation’s highest court. But the lone Protestant, John Paul Stevens, turns 90 next month, and there is speculation that he may retire soon.
The Washington Post raises the possibility that there could soon be — for the first time in history — no Protestants on the court, and asks if that matters.
My take: American Christianity is no longer divided, primarily, between Protestants and Catholics. Today, the fault lines run between those who believe the Apostles Creed and those who do not, between those who believe that man is sinful and in need of a Savior, and those who don’t. The labels matter less than ever. The world view matters more.
Most evangelical leaders, I’m guessing, would rather see a Catholic like Scalia than a Protestant like Stevens.