While Supreme Court Justice Antonin
Scalia's anti-gay rhetoric makes headlines, his son is actively
working against equality.
Antonin Scalia defends comparing gay sex to murder.)
According to The
Los Angeles Times, Reverend Paul Scalia, a Roman Catholic
priest in Arlington, Virginia, has worked with the Courage ministry,
which promotes “chastity” for gay Catholics.
Scalia warned against the labeling of
high school students as “gay” or “homosexual” in a
2005 article in the magazine First Things.
The phrases identify an “individual
person with his homosexual inclinations. … At some point adults
have to admit that a fifteen-year-old who claims to be 'a questioning
transgendered bisexual' is really just confused.”
“Granted, the more accurate phrases
do not trip easily off the tongue. But what is lost in efficiency is
gained in precision. Terms such as 'same-sex attractions' and
'homosexual inclinations' express what a person experiences without
identifying the person with those attractions. They both acknowledge
the attractions and preserve the freedom and dignity of the person.
With that essential distinction made, parents can better oppose the
attractions without rejecting the child. And as the child matures,
he will not find his identity confined to his sexuality.”
“Further, opposition to homosexual
attractions and actions makes sense only when it is rooted in the
full truth of human sexuality. Gay school groups gain approval and
support partly because heterosexual unchastity (contraception,
masturbation, premarital sex, adultery, and all the rest) has
compromised so many. Our culture's deliberate separation of sex from
procreation has destroyed our ability to articulate a coherent
explanation of sexual ethics. Parents and educators have damaged the
tools that would allow them to explain why homosexual activity is