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Why do we allow radical Catholics to be judges?


Here’s how the radical Catholics on the Supreme Court arrive at judgments. First, they decide what they want the outcome of the case to be. Then, through sophistry, they figure out a way to justify that decision through existing law and precedent.

As an example, Justices Alito, Thomas and Roberts (all Catholic, and who all voted against legalizing same-sex marriage in 2015’s Obergefell v. Hodges case) hate homosexuals. (They would all lie and claim that they “hate the sin but love the sinner” but that’s the same lame excuse their predecessors, like Torquemada, used as they sent thousands of “heretics” to the stake.) These arch-Catholics were raised to believe that homosexuality is an abomination because it “says so” in the bible. All their lives, they shunned homosexuals, or people they thought were gay. So, too, do arch-Catholic judges who joined the Supreme Court subsequent to Obergefell: Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, and so too does Coney-Barrett, who soon will join her homophobic co-religionists on the High Court. Because they “know” in their heart of hearts that homosexuality is “wrong,” they will find any argument, no matter how anachronistic or made-up, against it. That’s what lawyers do: they can argue either side of a case.

I don’t even understand how a Catholic can be allowed to be a judge in America. This is an organization, the Roman Catholic Church, which has murdered literally millions of people over the last thousand years. This is an organization that has allowed pedophile priests to molest and rape children for its entire existence, including, in all likelihood, up to the present day. More than that, it is an organization that systematically committed genocide against the native populations of the world and then laughed that it was “God’s will” to wipe them out. It was an act of some bravery on the part of Mexico’s President, Lopez Obrador, to call yesterday on Pope Francis “to apologize for abuses of Indigenous peoples during the conquest of Mexico,” but it’s obviously too little, too late for that. It took the same church 360 years to apologize to Galileo for imprisoning him for his belief that the Earth revolves around the Sun, which was in contrast to the Church’s profoundly incorrect notion that it was the Sun that revolved around the Earth.

How any organization of such stunning cruelty and stupidity should have any power at all in America is a stunning rebuke to the Enlightenment values that guided the Founding Fathers. They believed that Reason, not superstition or religious quackery, should inform government. Privately, they may or may not have believed in Christianity (Jefferson most certainly did not, whereas Adams did, albeit in a libertarian way), but whatever their personal views, they understood they had to set them aside in order to create a (small “r”) republican government under the rule of law.

Sadly, the Catholics on the Supreme Court have lost sight of that wisdom, if indeed they ever had it. Rule of law be damned. “All men are created equal” be damned. “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” be damned. Instead, Leviticus 18:22, the insane barbarism of a pre-rational cult that by the way enslaved women and murdered non-Jews. How the 2,500-year old rules of a nomadic desert tribe are in any way compatible with the needs of a modern society, these Catholics are unable to explain. But that’s precisely the point. They don’t feel the need to explain it, in any way that makes rational or common sense, because they know all they need to know: homosexuality is wrong, their Church condemns it, they have ultimate power as members of the Supreme Court, and if you don’t like it, then you can move to some communist country like Canada.

I won’t watch the Coney-Barrett hearings because why bother? The fix is in, she’s confirmed. And I can’t stand to watch those pious, pontificating Republicans. But I did have an interesting thought. Trump is going down, or so it would appear. He’s the Titanic, and every Republican with a sense of self-survival is rushing for the lifeboats. Maybe what these conservatives are thinking is, “You know what? We’ve gotten everything out of Trump we’re ever going to get, now that we have Coney-Barrett. Trump is like the pit in a sweet peach that you spit out. As soon as the confirmation hearing is over and Coney-Barrett is sworn in, we’re going to start to leave Trump hanging, hanging in the wind. We never liked him anyway. Our kids can’t stand him. We used him as long as we could, but not any more. Oh, sure, we’ll have to remain nominally loyal until the election, but as soon as that’s over, we’ll be able to tell everyone that we never much liked him personally, or had any respect for him, and it’s a good thing he’s gone.”

Yes, that’s my prediction. These Republicans who enabled Trump for the past four years are suddenly going to come to Jesus. But it will be too late to save their asses. A lot of them are going down in the Trump debacle on Nov. 3, and the ones who survive that bloodbath will find their reputations ruined forever. They’ll end up as lobbyists or corporate shills, only to get spat on in restaurants and booed publicly and shunned on the golf course. They’ll never live down the shame, nor should they. And some of them are going to jail, where they might learn firsthand, so to speak, about homosexuality.

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