In today’s New York Times a front page article discussed the presence of openly gay law clerks working at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. In that story a quotation from Justice Scalia was printed from his 2003 dissent against the Lawrence v Texas (to protect the privacy two consenting adults).
He said, “Today’s opinion,” Justice Scalia wrote, “is the product of a court, which is the product of a law profession culture, that has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda, by which I mean the agenda promoted by some homosexual activists directed at eliminating the moral opprobrium that has traditionally attached to homosexual conduct.”
Let’s change that a bit and gain a measure of how myopic Scalia is. “Today’s opinion is the product of a justice who is the product of a (Catholic) religious culture that has largely signed on to the so-called agenda of church dogma, by which I mean the agenda promoted by a community of clergy directed at eliminating the equal rights of homosexuals within a blindly adherent tradition that’s based on an unverifiable mystical belief and has presumed to issue moral truth.”
This religious agenda that has influenced Scalia all his life to the point he cannot see outside of it is the real moral opprobrium. His church tradition with its man-made inventions and canon laws contains the real “moral opprobrium” against authentic human nature.