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Justice Scalia’s Son Doesn’t Think You Exist

Paul Scalia proves that the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree. The son of famously antigay Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be a featured speaker at the annual meeting of Courage, the Catholic group that “ministers to persons with same-sex attractions” by telling them to never, ever, ever have sex.  Ever.

Paul Scalia is a priest who has made a name for himself in the world of Catholic philosophy about sexual orientation, largely by pretending the modern world does not exist. To Scalia, there is only one sexual orientation, “toward the one-flesh union of marriage.”

Which means–ta da!–homosexuality doesn’t exist. “Homosexual tendencies (to use a term from magisterial documents), do not constitute a fixed, unchangeable aspect of the person and therefore should not be considered an ‘orientation.’” In fact, you should never call someone homosexual because “it does a disservice to the dignity of the human person by collapsing personhood into sexual inclinations.” So what should we be called? Scalia admits that “the Church is still trying to find the right vocabulary to speak about this modern phenomenon.” No doubt.

Photo credit: ISI Speakers Bureau


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  • 2eo

    If we don’t exist then would the brutal murder of his dad be a none crime?

    An entity that doesn’t exist killing a cancerous waste of humanity. Win win.

  • Steve Rider

    When I was in a Catholic high school they would occasionally discuss the priesthood as an option for young men who did not feel powerfully attracted to girls like their peers. In other words HRCC was actively recruiting repressed homosexuals.

    I know if I was the son of one of the world’s most outrageously homophobic jurists, and I had a friend named Dorothy, I might consider a career where nobody would ask me about whether I was dating anyone. And the idea of constructing a giant house of cards named denial might appeal to me.

    Not that Reverend Scalia is denying objective reality. No, no, no, no, yes.

    If there is no such thing as gay people, then Reverend Paul Scalia can not be gay. Whew, I think he has convinced himself.

  • Cam

    Hmmmm, lets look at this shall we?

    The son of a frothing at the mouth anti-gay bigot becomes a priest and says that being gay isn’t a permanent condition.

    Gee, does this closet case have to scream it any louder? Obviously gay and became a priest so that daddy wouldn’t ask why he wasn’t married.

    As for him not “Believing” gay is real, I guess he also doesn’t believe that the church’s Megdeline houses kept women as virtual slaves for decades, thousands of girls were raped and enslaved until the last one was closed in the 90’s.

    I guess he also doesn’t believe that the church has done everything in it’s power to cover up the child rape that seems to be systemic.

  • Jared MacBride

    look at the bright side: at least this Scalia won’t have 9 children to carry on the family’s foul legacy.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    I refuse to live a lie. Our marriage is a spiritual connection. Our marriage is much more than a sexual Just as women do not want to be seen merely as sex objects, there are many gays and lesbians that do not want to be defined entirely by our sexual orientations. There are entire lives that we are living, families we are rearing, people we are positively affecting by our presence on this planet, lessons we are learning. It’s demeaning to focus only on our orientations. Only a son, who has been harmed by a parent, would be so latent and awful towards those who choose not to lie about themselves. Paul Scalia is desperately trying to live up to his father’s expectations, removing himself from the equation of this life. This is fine if he wants to diminish this small aspect of his true self, due to father-induced self-hatred, but when this family wants to force this lie onto the entire Country, that is a burden too insidious to endure. Keep your religion out of my civil laws. I don’t believe this stuff you have been taught. I refuse to lie about myself, in order to make others feel more comfortable. It’s so much a part of being born this way that to live any other way would be dishonest. There is more to me than this small aspect of me, upon which you’ve chosen to focus. The fact that you and your father spend so much effort on this aspect of our lives, says more about you and your father, rather than the other way around. Your father is overreaching and abusing his power on the bench. Your religious beliefs should not be forced onto others. Consider that we are much more than the sexual selves you fight so hard to overcome. There is no honor in living a lie. To be true, even when people hate you for it, is courageous. When you leave your flesh, every thought you’ve pondered, every word spoken, every motive acted upon will be known. How honorable will it have have been to find that a self-hating, latent, born this way homosexual, constructed a huge matrix of lies to deny himself or herself to the world. Would it not have been more fruitful to have been honest, and then use that energy to work hard and make the world around you a better place, by being a true servant? To serve only your own lie is not being a servant. Everything will be known. The Reader of Hearts knows what motivates us. When flesh subsides, the Spiritual soup will be clear and there will be no constructs in which to hide your true selves. Motives will be seen, words will be remembered, and love will be cherished above all else.

  • hf2hvit

    That’s about as good as all the married men getting dicked up the ass but they’re not gay…

  • IrishTim

    1EqualityUSA, what you have written is dead-on…I wouldn’t change a word. Bravo!

  • Philip

    With no due respect father, fuck you. Go feed the poor.

  • Philip

    Be gone shaman….

  • hephaestion

    Who knew Scalia has a son who is a gay priest?

    This explains a lot.

  • Scribe38

    Wait, I’m sorry, so some woman actually allowed The Dark Lord Scalia to touch her. I mean was the woman forced or what? I am really worry about this and I think Queerty needs to do some research on her.

  • Gilberto

    I not buying it, do not let him near the kids…

  • MikeE

    @Scribe38: well, it COULDN’T have been a legitimate rape, because, you know.. women have a way of shutting it down…

  • pierre

    I don’t believe Paul Scalia exists.

  • Jack E. Jett

    He doesn’t exist in my world, so I guess that makes us even.

    I wonder if at some point in a few generations if some Scalia’s will be changing their name when history connects it with Phelps and extreme bigotry.

  • Kangol

    A closet-case right-wing Catholic priest, yawn. So many of them running around, including the last pope and the current Cardinal of New York, Ms. Timothy Dolan.

    The only news is he’s a Scalia spawn, and his virulently homophobic, r•acist, s•exist daddy is on the US Supreme Court.

  • Cam


    Bishop = Cardinal

  • openguy

    Hardcore gay face, what a disgusting self hater

  • Scribe38

    @MikeE: lol. Test tube baby born out of GOP hatchery?

  • Jackhoffsky

    I personally do not believe in a human priest mediation between man and god. So I agree with JackE, I think that makes us even.

    Also, I’m atheist. But it’s nice Paul Scalia still talks with his imaginary friends. Good for him.

  • Polaro

    Celibacy turns people into raging aszholes.

  • Joetx

    @Polaro: His dad is an asshole as well. It must be genetic.

  • Luca

    He wanks – obviously !

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Scalia wants his latent son to be Pope someday, so he’s voting against us, to further the career of the fruit of his loins.

  • Ogre Magi

    He is almost as ugly as his dad!

  • Bill

    But wait, there’s more! Isn’t by considering everyone STRAIGHT, that Scalia is ALSO guilty linking sexuality to personhood?

    The CRIME of these fascist priests (and other religious whizbangs) is that they try to fit people into their pretty little boxes of what “should” be.

    The problem is, is that nature in her infinite wisdom is much smarter than we humans, and allows for a far greater spectrum of existence (and sexuality) than can fit into the little pretty boxes that people like Scalia think that people “ought” to fit in.

    Religion: the one thing in which less is definitely more.

  • Brian

    Paul Scalia’s error is in assuming that men have sex for the purpose of making women pregnant. Yes, men may make women pregnant during sex but the main reason men have sex is to obtain the pleasure of the orgasm. Yes, orgasm. Have you ever heard of a man stopping the sex act before he’s achieved orgasm? Neither have I.

    On this basis, I think it’s fair to say that the heterosexual orientation is not a fixed orientation, either. One could also say that pleasure is the default position of men whereas orientation is circumstantial, not default.

  • Spike

    Just the christian taliban using their beliefs to influence laws to make us disappear. Nothing new.

  • joseph

    @Brian: “AWESOME” Statement…………..

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