Buddhism and assimilation in America: … in the Bay Guardian. Rev. Amos Brown’s comments don’t rankle me much: I was baptized as an Episcopalian, and confirmed at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, Md. I don’t attend church regularly these days. “Black” doesn’t equal “Baptist” to me the way it seems to for Brown, and it reminds me of the way Black equals, say, “Democrat” for some folks.