Church and state collide, as happy warrior Rep. Rev. Steve Hickey bucks Capitol tradition with a mirthful meld of theology and political optimism:

Rep. Rev. Steve Hickey, Facebook screen cap, 2014.02.25

Rep. Rev. Steve Hickey, Facebook screen cap, 2014.02.25

It's tradition we all wear black today in the Capitol in memory of our bills that have died. I'm not wearing black. My bills all rise again [Rep. Rev. Steve Hickey, Facebook/Twitter post, 2014.02.25].

I guess we Democrats haven't cornered the market on optimism. Carry on, Rep. Hickey!