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  •  Just as "comparing" (4+ / 0-)
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    is not the same as "equating".  Scalia is not saying that homosexuality and murder are equally "evil".  He is expressing the idea that legislators can base laws on their moral convictions.

    "Unrestricted immigration is a dangerous thing -- look at what happened to the Iroquois." Garrison Keillor

    by Spider Stumbled on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 06:32:41 AM PST

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    •  Tipped for your sig line. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      I am gay, and I'm getting married in the Episcopal Church, just like my great-grandmother did.

      by commonmass on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 06:52:33 AM PST

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    •  Sort of how it would be perfectly acceptable (12+ / 0-)

      for a legislature to criminalize homophobia? And convict Scalia for it and send him to jail?

      Obviously, that's a silly comparison. But it's every bit as silly as comparing having consensual sex with someone of your own gender to murdering someone.

    •  Not all moral convictions are created equal. (0+ / 0-)

      One might well have a moral conviction that it is wrong for people of different racial backgrounds to marry and have children. In fact, such moral convictions have been enshrined in law, even if such laws were deemed unconstitutional in Virginia vs. Loving.

      Just because one holds a "moral" objection to a certain behavior doesn't justify legal enshrinement of such "morals". For example, I hold a moral conviction that a Supreme Court justice should read the entirety of any laws that are involved in cases the Court is deciding, and that any justice who fails to do this due dilligence has committed an impeachable offense which the Legislative Branch is required to address. Based on his behavior, Scalia clearly disagrees.

      A winning campaign? You didn't build that...

      by SilentBrook on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 10:39:39 AM PST

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      •  I didn't say they were. (0+ / 0-)

        I was just explaining that Scalia did not equate murder and homosexuality.  He contrasted them in order to show that the principal of laws can be based on moral precepts.  

        "Unrestricted immigration is a dangerous thing -- look at what happened to the Iroquois." Garrison Keillor

        by Spider Stumbled on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 10:51:07 AM PST

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