You know, all this time I had no idea that gays had to "practice".
I have gay relatives, and they never once shared that with me. Imagine my surprise when "Americans for Truth" (interesting name) demanded to know whether Elena Kagan is a G-A-Y person... who practices!
And imagine my disdain for American Family Association (AFA) when they said this (h/t: Think Progress):
In a blog post for the far-right American Family Association (AFA) today, Bryan Fischer comes right out and says that the media should pointedly ask Kagan, “Are you a lesbian?” And if she is, according to AFA, she shouldn’t serve on the court:
It’s time we got over the myth that what a public servant does in his private life is of no consequence. We cannot afford to have another sexually abnormal individual in a position of important civic responsibility, especially when that individual could become one of nine votes in an out of control oligarchy that constantly usurps constitutional prerogatives to unethically and illegally legislate for 300 million Americans.
The stakes are too high. Social conservatives must rise up as one and say no lesbian is qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. Will they?
Yeah, them lesbians and their homosexual agenda, they're a sneaky bunch. No telling what could happen! Why, if she's one of Them, she could turn us all gay!
1. Her sexual orientation should not be a factor.
2. Stop making assumptions, you judgmental bigots.
3. And Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Alito don't have their own agenda? Oh, that's right, that works for you. Moving right along...
4. What she does in her private life, whether it's her religion, what she reads, who she loves, is none of your business. Stick that in your damned patriotic family values.