Thursday, April 15, 2010

Focus On Their Issues

For a while there it looked like Focus on the Family might actually be moving out of the 17th century with regard to the possibility of having an openly gay person appointed to the Supreme Court. But no, they want a “do-over.”

It has been reported that we would not oppose any U.S. Supreme Court nominee over their ’sexual orientation.’ Our Judicial Analyst [Bruce Hausknecht] made a statement to this effect in an interview with The Plum Line. To be honest, this is one of those conversations we’d like to ‘do over.’ We can assure you that we recognize that homosexual behavior is a sin and does not reflect God’s created intent and desire for humanity. Further, we at Focus do affirm that character and moral rectitude should be key considerations in appointing members of the judiciary, especially in the case of the highest court in the land. Sexual behavior–be it heterosexual or homosexual–certainly lies at the heart of personal morality.

First, I’m not willing to take seriously any group that claims to get their guidance from a magical sky faerie or the lessons they learn from a collection of fables that starts off with two naked people and a talking snake.

Second, they seem to assume that sexual behavior is all that matters. These people sure seem hung up on sex; they’re obsessed with it, and the kinkier the better. They seem to be far more focused on the penis and what some people do with it than the raunchiest kid at summer camp telling jokes after lights-out than any normal person ought to be, and certainly more than any normal gay person I know. So if they’re going to carry on about “character and moral rectitude,” they had better start looking in the mirror.