The leading candidate to be nominated to the USSC as the replacement for retiring Justice Stevens is Elena Kagan.
It is said, or rather whispered, by those who would oppose any nominee to the left of Senator Joe McCarthy that Kagan might be – *gasp* – a lesbian.
She isn’t, but she did sign a document asserting that the military’s DADT policy was discriminatory.
Nevertheless, the issue is being pumped up. From a piece by Sam Stein on HuffPo:
CBS published a blog by Ben Domenech, a former Bush administration aide and Republican Senate staffer, in which he asserted that choosing Kagan would help Obama “please” much of his base, because she would be the “first openly gay justice.”
This ugly – because it simply does not matter if she is gay – opposition to Kagan comes (surprise, surprise) from the religious right:
This past week, the organization Focus on the Family abruptly reversed its position from the last Supreme Court confirmation battle by declaring it would oppose a gay Supreme Court pick, no matter who the nominee is.
“We can assure you that we recognize that homosexual behavior is a sin and does not reflect God’s created intent and desire for humanity,” said Tom Minnery, the group’s senior vice president. “Further, we at Focus do affirm that character and moral rectitude should be key considerations in appointing members of the judiciary, especially in the case of the highest court in the land. Sexual behavior — be it heterosexual or homosexual — certainly lies at the heart of personal morality.”
No matter who it is.
No matter how qualified.
The desire of the religious right to inflict their private religious convictions on the rest of the human population is absolutely intolerable, and must be resisted with every ounce of strength, to the last breath.
These fools, liars and charlatans are NO different than those who would impose Sharia law. There is little enough difference between the Koran and Leviticus, even without the simple and rather plain fact that they base their arguments on fantasy and fairy tale.
It would be bad enough even without the bald hypocrisy of Swaggert, Haggard, Ensign, Baker, the Pope, Cardinal Law, The Crusades, pogroms, aiding and abetting the Nazis, and an imbecilic insistence that our children not only be denied good science but taught lies.
It would be bad enough without the sick desire to control women’s bodies; to inflict shame and guilt by threat and condemnation based on a revised, edited, translated, re-edited, redacted, re-translated story written by men who were told a story by Bronze Age shepherds who couldn’t write.
It would be bad enough without the bilking of the poor in exchange for prayer offerings and promises of eternal bliss later; standing in the path of medical science and treating human life as though it begins at conception and ends at birth.
It would be bad enough with the history of denying AIDS ravaged Africa the single most effective form of protection available, this condemning millions to slow and painful death in order that more impoverished, starving orphans might be bred into the faith.
It would be bad enough if all this weren’t in direct violation – flagrant violation – of the spirit of the 1st Amendment, which was written to prevent anyone with specific notions about what gods demand from inflicting that belief on their fellow citizens.
Yes, it would all be bad enough even without all that.
But what makes it worse – absolutely intolerable – is the absolute crowing pride with which these ignorant, backward, deluded, unthinking Jesus fascists step up and tell me that if I don’t accept their damnable, illegal, unhesitating push into the realm of secular policy – THE VERY OPERATION OF LAW – that I am violating THEIR rights.
These bastards will not only oppose anyone who’s gay, they’ll oppose anyone who ever said, in contradiction of their inerrant word of God book, that perhaps gays ought not be stoned to death.
Listen up, god freaks. If you don’t want to be gay, don’t be. If your god says that’s wrong, don’t be gay…and try not to be Ted Haggard.
Fill your fucking boots. That none of you manage to live up to your goddamn holier-than-thou edicts – you bunch of closeted, greedy, slothful, lusting, gluttonous, murdering, coveting, adulterous, perjuring dishonourable cunts – we shall leave aside.
But you keep your fucking Jesus off the rest of us.
Or fucking well else.
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