Thursday, April 15, 2010
When the subject is a potential gay or lesbian U.S. Supreme Court justice, the American Family Association doesn’t even try to mask its homophobia. In an unintentionally comedic missive appearing on the AFA website, Bryan Fischer writes:
If we elevate an open homosexual to the Supreme Court, we will be elevating someone who freely admits that he (generic use) engages routinely in behavior that was still a felony in every state in the Union as recently as 1962 and a felony in the other 49 states until 1972.
Sodomy is still a felony in the criminal code of about a dozen states. The Lawrence decision of 2003, an egregious act of judicial activism, prohibited enforcement of these laws, but the fact remains that 25% of the states in the Union still regard it as criminal behavior.
We simply should not elevate to the highest court in the land people who are known for engaging in sexually abnormal behavior which would technically make them felons in a quarter of the states over which they will have jurisdiction.
Tim Donaghy, an experienced NBA referee, was recently banned for life when it was revealed that he placed bets on games he himself officiated. He eventually plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges and is in prison as we speak. You just can’t have a referee – or a judge – who has a built-in bias towards one team or the other.
A homosexual judge cannot help but give the home-field advantage to every legal team appearing before him who represents homosexual causes. It will be impossible for the visiting team, the team representing sexual normalcy and natural marriage, to get a fair shake in his courtroom.
Got that? According to Fischer, because gays and lesbians play for other “team,” we lack the required strength of character, historical perspective, and intellectual capacity to interrupt complex legal issues. An gay or lesbian SCOTUS justice would naturally make law that favors the greater LGBT community, while ignoring the great legal tradition of impartiality that characterizes the High Court.