Supreme Court justice Scalia confronted by student over claims that homosexuality is similar to bestiality
Like everything in life today, on both sides of the political spectrum, reacting out of fear, most people read things into a statement that are not true on their face and refuse to see the point actually being made, as they want their opinions and values confirmed and they react dishonestly and violently when their beliefs are attacked.
Scalia did not compare homosexuality to bestiality, he made the point that on the same basis, a society can outlaw both on the grounds of their being immoral; or, neither those, nor any other human behavior can be outlawed on the basis that they offend the moral senses of society. An example I would offer is that, if society, based on moral values cannot outlaw homosexual conduct or the recreational use of mind altering drugs, then on what possible grounds could they justify outlawing child molestation, if it is not immoral, where is the crime?
According then to community standards in any state, surely the people should be able to legislate against child molestation, bestiality and homosexual conduct, all based on offending their moral values; if you disagree, then surely you have no grounds to outlaw any of them at all. Which is exactly what Libertarians, liberals and atheists* want to do, deny states the right to legislate against anything based on its moral impact. That is moral anarchy, the Left and that includes atheists want to exercise their freedom to act like lust filled beasts at the cost of my right to not have myself or my family exposed to those lusts in public.
So the question is this, if you believe society can and should make bestiality illegal based on it being immoral, on what possible grounds can you deny others the right to also make homosexual conduct illegal in the public square, based on their moral values? Or, is it as I know it to be, it is your liberal/Libertarian/atheist list of what can be made illegal versus those of people that adhere to a higher faith based moral code?
* As far as I can tell, there is very little difference between liberals, Libertarians and atheists, they are all godless and absent any real moral values.
• Student questioned conservative justice about a 2003 decision where he wrote in favor of anti-sodomy laws
• In that case, he said that moral objections to sodomy should be considered as valid as moral objections to bestiality and murder
• Said at lecture that his method of argument was ‘effective’
• ‘If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?’
• Controversial as Supreme Court to hear two cases on same-sex marriage
Challenging: Justice Antonin Scalia was asked by a student about his opposition to gay marriage
A gay college student questioned conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia about a previous ruling where he wrote in favor of anti-sodomy laws.
In that landmark 2003 case, which ended up overturning anti-sodomy laws in Texas and 13 other states, Scalia voted against the majority, writing that moral objections to sodomy should be considered as valid as moral objections to bestiality and murder.
The comments now have many liberal campaigners worried as the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two cases on same-sex marriage in the coming year, and his comments show that it is reasonable to expect a dissent from Scalia.
‘I don’t think it’s necessary, but I think it’s effective,’ Scalia said, adding that legislative bodies can ban what they believe to be immoral.
‘It’s a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the `reduction to the absurd,” Scalia told Hosie of San Francisco during the question-and-answer period.
‘If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?’ Scalia said he is not equating sodomy with murder but drawing a parallel between the bans on both.
‘My Constitution is a very flexible one,’ he said.
‘There’s nothing in there about abortion. It’s up to the citizens…
The same with the death penalty.’
Scalia said that interpreting laws requires adherence to the words used and to their meanings at the time they were written.
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