Sodomy, murder parallel

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is facing criticism for making so-called anti-homosexual statements, though some believe his comments were right on target.

Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action tells OneNewsNow that when Scalia was asked by a homosexual student at a Princeton University appearance why he equates laws dealing with homosexuality with those that bar murder, the Supreme Court justice defended his writings by declaring that moral issues can be restricted by law. "I don't think it's necessary, but I think it's effective," the associate justice responded during the Q&A session on Monday.

Barber, Matt (Liberty Counsel)"If we cannot have laws prohibiting forms of sexual behavior, or that at least don't elevate and recognize forms of sexual behavior that have historically been considered immoral, then the law means nothing," Barber reasons. 

While he acknowledges that homosexual conduct and murder are different issues, the attorney submits that both have a moral impact on society.

"But insofar as homosexual behavior is a deviant form of human sexuality and that it deviates from natural sexuality between male and female as we were unequivocally biologically designed, Justice Scalia is right," Barber states.

"In a world that is embracing moral relativism, Justice Scalia is a voice for the reality that there are things that are true and there are things that are not true," the Liberty Counsel attorney continues. He points out that every major religion for thousands of years has frowned on homosexual behavior. In fact, he adds, there are laws against it in many countries.

Scalia says he does not equate sodomy with murder, but he does draw a parallel between the bans on both.

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