Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Impeach Scalia

During oral arguments over same-sex marriage last month, Justice Antonin Scalia suggested gay adoption might be harmful to children. He said, "There's considerable disagreement among sociologists as to what the consequences of raising a child in a single-sex family, whether that is harmful or not."

This is complete bullshit.

Here's what the American Sociological Association actually says, which Scalia would have known if he'd bothered to read their amicus curiae, or friend-of-the-court brief, on this exact case. Hat tip to Ezra Klein for finding this:
The claim that same-sex parents produce less positive child outcomes than opposite-sex parents--either because such families lack both a male and female parent or because both parents are not the biological parents of their children--contradicts abundant social science research. Decades of methodologically sound social science research, especially multiple nationally representative studies and the expert evidence introduced in the district courts below, confirm that positive child wellbeing is the product of stability in the relationship between the two parents, stability in the relationship between the parents and child, and greater parental socioeconomic resources. Whether a child is raised by same-sex or opposite-sex parents has no bearing on a child's wellbeing.
The clear and consistent consensus in the social science profession is that across a wide range of indicators, children fare just as well when they are raised by same-sex parents when compared to children raised by opposite-sex parents.
You also hear bullshit talking points, like the one Scalia cited, from fools like Ralph Reed -- but his job is to be a professional right-wing jackass. He's allowed to make things up. Scalia is on the Supreme Court, and if this were a one-time offense, I'd overlook it. But when you go back and listen to every question this guy asks from the bench -- read the transcript to the health care case, for instance -- they all basically come from nonsense that you could read in a chain email or see on a sign at a tea bagger rally.

I say we impeach him on grounds of knuckle dragging. I know it would be unprecedented, but it would be deserved, and fun.


wayner said...

Historically speaking, homosexuals have been through enough of this soul-destroying bigotry. Why some people are so eager to deny someone else some happiness in life is beyond me. They have no idea of the deep psychological damage they do to others, including their own children.

lili said...

I grew up in a "straight", opposite-sex home...and i had a horrible upbringing..not good for anyone's well being... which is why i am gay.. remember its the straight people that give birth to the gay ones!!! no one wants to repeat their parents' mistake!

Anonymous said...

If you have gay parents or straight parents you could have a good or bad upbringing. There is no dispute that it is bullshit. However the biggest problem is this country was founded because Americans wanted freedom of religion but most where of the christian faith. This faith strictly prohibits being gay or for gays to marry. I firmly believe that gays will burn in hell for their sins but if that is what they want let them. This country has put way to much time and money regulating things like this that doesn't matter. I would also like to point out that if you are one of those people who really believe people are born gay then your a blithering idiot so smack yourself. Being gay is completely by choice. All of these studies are complete bullshit either you choose to be with a women or get your ass violated is completely a choice. So basically if you want to be butt pirate then by all means let them do it after all they are the ones who will fry in hell so why waste time and money on this meaningless topic. The sad thing is as our national debt is climbing and the country is crumbling financially and yet we still pay idiots like you Bill to talk about meaningless bullshit like this. I have to be honest I think this has to be an act you can't tell me you believe all the complete bullshit that comes out of your mouth do you?

wayner said...

'Anonymous' is the perfect example of the ignorance of the religious brain-washed who are incapable of rational thought or recognizing the truth of science. These haters and hypocrites will be the first in line to the hell they believe in, unlike the openly gay person who is honest about his/her sexuality and refuses to deceive others. Religious scriptures were written by men, with their own ambitions, thousands of years ago from a tribal and parochial viewpoint in a time of scientific ignorance. It is used today for men to advance their own power over others and the brain-washed sheep follow them over the cliff.

Anonymous said...

My only concern is that while the home life may be stable, what happens when little Johnny runs into the school yard bully that has just found out that little Johnny has two Mommies or two Daddies and understands what that means. Do you think this bully is going to for one minute care about being politically correct in his approach this kid? There ought to be some way this bullys' parents can explain this to him? Why do you think he's a bully in the firs place? You hope this doesn't happen but try to remember the world you grew up in.

Anonymous said...

I thought you were so cool and smart. That was 3 years ago. Then I did some research, on a lot of things, and now I realize that you are a very very ignorant person. Not only that do y0u not research both sides of arguments you start..and isn't that what good journalism should do, you you have the balls to speak which such certanty that only a pussy uses (which is why you are for gay marriage, you pussy).. Or fuck journalism. Isn't that what a common sense normal human would do.
So anyhow, in the end I realized that you are just another specimen of white trash.
You are criticizing bigots but you are actually bigot yourself.

I am not liberal or conservative. I am not from a Muslim country. I am European but above all I am a thinking being. Anyhow, show some balls and post it. You pussy.

btw im posting anonymously since i am sure you have some powerful Zionist friends

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