Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Is It Wrong To Hate Him?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was ticketed Tuesday for his role in a wreck involving four cars.  Fortunately or unfortunately there were no injuries except to the vehicles — including Scalia’s, which had to be towed.

According to U.S. Park Police, Scalia was driving south on the parkway approaching Roosevelt Bridge when he rear-ended a car that had stopped for traffic, triggering a chain reaction.

Accidents happen all the time.  People fail to pay attention and because they're behind the wheel of a two-ton monster, innocent people suffer.  

I'm a little guilty....and perplexed by my own reaction when I read of Scalia's accident.  My first thought, in all honesty was "Damn, he didn't get hurt".  Indeed, he walked away without a scratch.   My second thought was "What kind of monster am I"??? --to wish harm on an old man.

Here's the deal:  Scalia is not just 'any' old man.   He sits on the highest court in the land, and has a significant impact on my life with his decisions...and on yours as well, especially if you're gay.

Back in 2003, SCOTUS struck down a Texas law criminalizing same-sex sodomy. In his dissent, Scalia noted that the court "has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda, by which I mean the agenda promoted by some homosexual activists directed at eliminating the moral opprobrium that has traditionally attached to homosexual conduct." and since then, he's waged a type of war on us with his decisions, and in his paid appearances. 

Is it wrong to hate your enemy?   Wrong to hate someone who doesn't just hate you back, but wages a campaign...makes it his life's work to villanize you?  Demonize you?


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