They say the 11 o’clock hour on Sunday is the most segregated time in America.
Breaking with that tradition, Sen. Tim Kaine, Democratic vice presidential candidate, has attended an integrated (well, technically “black”) church for more than 30 years.
Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, have been parishioners of St. Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic Church in what is described as a “poor predominantly black working-class neighborhood in Richmond, Va.” since the early ‘80s. Kaine has been a practicing Catholic for his entire life, and his faith is a pillar in his life.
According to NBC News, the senator returned to the church for a recent Sunday mass after being named as Hillary Clinton’s running mate and told reporters about his introduction to St. E’s:
“Anne found it in the summer of 1984. We were married here in November of 1984, and this and our neighborhood are really the center of our lives here. So we needed some prayers today, and we got some prayers, and we got some support and it really feels good,” he said.
Read more at NBC News.