Justice Scalia Hand Gesture in Church

By | March 28, 2006

Justice Scalia Hand Gesture in Church

“U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia startled reporters in Boston just minutes after attending a mass, by making a hand gesture some consider obscene. 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 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. He was attending a special mass for lawyers and politicians at Cathedral of the Holy Cross, and afterward was the keynote speaker at the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild luncheon.”

Here, I think, is the gesture made.

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