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Guess What? You’re An Invented Minority!

Jim Burroway

August 20th, 2013

So says U.S Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:

In an apparent reference to the court’s recent decisions on gay marriage and benefits for same-sex couples, Scalia said it is not the function of the courts to create exceptions outside the Constitution unless a majority of people agree with them. “It’s not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections,” Scalia told a packed hotel ballroom in southwestern Montana.

Scalia’s views run in the family. His son, Fr. Paul Scalia, is Board Chair for Courage, the Roman Catholic ex-gay organization, and argues that homosexuals don’t exist.

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gar
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

Ugh. I wonder if Scaly’s son is a closet case.

etseq
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

Mark Regnerus strikes again…

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/356220/right-side-history-or-primed-say-yes-mark-regnerus

Apparently, the liberal media has brainwashed americans into believing that support has grown for ssm. But its all a lie according to Regnerus – people really do hate us but they are scared of being called bigots. Being called a bigot is apparently much worse than depriving people of their rights. But I’m just a devious liberal and an invented minority – can’t trust those emotional people.

See, just like Scalia’s invented minority remark, their only hope is to dehumanize us as much as possible…

The fact that these stories are all hitting the news at the same time as that John Jay paper came out trying to “reframe” with debate with “memes” is no coincidence. Regnerus has been hooked into the right wing culture war think tanks from the very beginning…

Ben In Oakland
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

“It’s not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections.”

Yup. that’s for the bigots to do.

The Supreme Court is making decisions that should be left to…the people.

Yup, like the one that decided that corporations were people who should be making the decisions, and the money they spend is just like people talking.

Scalia said it is not the function of the courts to create exceptions outside the Constitution unless a majority of people agree with them.

Yes, because all of the decisions ending racial segregation were just about to be decided by the people in a way consistent with the ideas of liberty and freedom and justice, and that damn court stepped in and did it for them.

Worst “justice” ever, except for his sock puppet.”

Dennis
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

If we are an invented minority, I wonder just who is the inventor? Silly homos must have invented the status, actually wrote and passed legislation to reinforce the label, and tricked the others into recognizing it as a label. How did that happen? Perhaps Scally can help us fix this.

Timothy Kincaid
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

Alas, poor ranting Antonin, the majority of the people do agree that gay people exist and are entitled to the same protections, rights, and privileges as heterosexuals.

homer
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

He is supposed to be this intellectual giant and all I see is an idiot with a very big podium.

Lucrece
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

Well, just keep track of his clogging arteries. Maybe there will be an early Christmas present.

Lindoro Almaviva
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

I wish for lots and lots and lots of gay babies in the Scalia Family. I hope got will bless them 10 fold, and I hope he lives long enough to have to answer to them for his actions and words.

jpeckjr
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

When any identifiable demographic group comes to the court to say “The civil liberties guaranteed to all Americans in the Constitution are being withheld from us due to some action of the government and we would like for you, the Supreme Court, to decide if that action shall be stopped or allowed to continue,” that group is not asking for special protections. That group is asking to be treated equally under the law as human beings. Mr. Scalia thinks homosexual persons are not human beings and that’s why we don’t deserve equal treatment. I, personally, think Mr. Scalia is a human being, just not a decent one.

Ben in Oakland
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

Jpeckr– don’t you think you’ve entered the realm of speculation?

NancyP
August 20th, 2013 | LINK

Jpeckjr, perhaps Justice Scalia simply yearns for the days when only white male property owners could vote. That’s one of the possible attractions of originalism. And Fr. Scalia is laughable, half of his colleagues are closet cases, even if he is straight.

jpeckjr
August 21st, 2013 | LINK

@Ben in Oakland. No. I’m quite certain Mr. Scalia is not a decent human being.

@Nancy P. For Mr. Scalia’s sake, I yearn for the days when Italian Roman Catholic men were discriminated against because of their national origin and their religion, you know, the early-to-mid 20th century.

Ben In Oakland
August 21st, 2013 | LINK

:)

MattNYC
August 21st, 2013 | LINK

Honestly–if it weren’t for his position, would ANYONE listen to him? He’d be just another Matt Barber/Bryan Fisher/Brian Brown/Porno Pete.

I almost wonder if we just started ignoring him and stopped talking about him, would he get bored and just retire. That’s the way you handle many bullies.

Lord_Byron
August 22nd, 2013 | LINK

Who knew that you can’t be a minority unless the majority says you are.

Patricia Kayden
August 22nd, 2013 | LINK

Scary man. What a silly and unsubstantiated claim. He’s not qualified to be a Supreme Court judge.

Chris McCoy
August 22nd, 2013 | LINK

Scalia said it is not the function of the courts to create exceptions outside the Constitution unless a majority of people agree with them.

Someone needs to remind Mr Scalia that we live in a Republic, not a Democracy, specifically because the Framers of the Constitution, which he claims to hold so dear, abhorred Pure Democracy as mob rule.

“Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” – James Madison

“Pure democracy cannot subsist long nor be carried far into the departments of state – it is very subject to caprice and the madness of popular rage.” – John Witherspoon

Of course, I’m sure that he’d argue that Equality is the very madness of popular rage.

Steve
August 22nd, 2013 | LINK

If you look at the insane asylum that is the California initiative process, you will see that they were pretty much right.

Timothy Kincaid
August 22nd, 2013 | LINK

Steve… what? Are you suggesting that it is not the proper use of the initiative process to ban eating horse meat or determine the size of a chicken pen? Are you suggesting that 50% plus one voters can sometimes base their personal legislating options on whim, spur of the moment, or emotion rather than on thought?

But… then again, the elected legislature in California isn’t much less wacky.

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