In One Eye

Thursday, June 26, 2003
Why I hate Antonin Scalia, continued.

Here are two quotations from Justice Homophobe's dissent today:
"Many Americans do not want persons who openly engage in homosexual conduct as partners in their business, as scoutmasters for their children, as teachers in their children's schools, or as boarders in their home. They view this as protecting themselves and their families from a lifestyle that they believe to be immoral and destructive."

"Let me be clear that I have nothing against homosexuals, or any other group, promoting their agenda through normal democratic means. Social perceptions of sexual and other morality change over time, and every group has the right to persuade its fellow citizens that its view of such matters is the best ... But persuading one's fellow citizens is one thing, and imposing one's views in absence of democratic majority will is something else."
The first quotation could be right out of Jerry Falwell's autobiography.

The second quotation is so disgustingly disingenuous it's almost beneath comment. However, one thing should be mentioned: If memory serves, Scalia was involved in "imposing [his own] views in absence of democratic majority" in December of 2000, wasn't he? Of course, that was different.