Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia appeared at Princeton University yesterday, and when asked by one student about his comparison of homosexuality and murder in some of his legal writings, proved why we should be very, very worried about the upcoming Prop 8 cases coming before the Court.
Scalia’s response? “It’s a form of argument that I thought you would have known, which is called the ‘reduction to the absurd. If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against other things?”
Oh, and he then added; “I’m surprised you aren’t persuaded.”
We are not sure how murder, which is immoral as it ends another person’s life, is equatable to homosexuality, a consensual relationship between two people that does not violate the rights of another.
Can someone explain?