Homophobic Imbecile Antonin Scalia Compares LGBT People To Sex Offenders

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a rabid homophobe, and he makes absolutely no secret of it. Most infamously his dissenting opinion on the recent Obergefell v. Hodges case, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, was a shockingly bigoted document, especially coming from someone in his position. Well, Justice Scalia is making headlines for his unabashed bigotry again, this time in a speech to students at Georgetown University.

In the speech, Scalia shocked students with a rant in which he compares law abiding LGBT Americans to sex offenders and other criminals. He called the criminals a “minority group” that could be next in line to receive special protections from the government:

“What? It’s up to me to identify deserving minorities? What about pederasts? What about child abusers?”

That’s what is so insane about these homophobes. LGBT people are hurting no one, while people who abuse and molest children certainly are. That is the difference, sir, and it is HUGE. This comparison is inaccurate and grossly irresponsible, and you owe LGBT people nationwide a groveling apology after that one. The rhetoric you are spreading here is hateful and could be used to incite violence.

Justice Scalia has made such statements before, and still hasn’t been put in check. Back in 2003, Lawrence v. Texas ruled that the Texas law that made gay sex illegal goes against the constitutional right to privacy. Scalia had quite a bit to say about that as well:

“State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are likewise sustainable only in light of Bowers’ validation of laws based on moral choices. Every single one of these laws is called into question by today’s decision.”

So, in other words, this guy has been trying to use the law to police the private lives of consenting adults for a very long time now. To that end, someone needs to put a stop to it, most certainly. Antonin Scalia is unworthy of the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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