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In contrast to the editorials in the New York Times and the Washington Post, the Washington Times editorial page found something seriously wrong in the Supreme Court claiming to discover a right to homosexual sodomy in the Constitution. The court “turned the Constitution upside down,” said the Washington Times. The paper said the ruling had violated states rights. More than that, however, Justice Antonin Scalia said the rationale for the decision could lead to the invalidation of state laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution and bestiality. “Every single one of these laws is called into question by today’s decision?” said Scalia.

The Washington Times editorial reflects an amazing turnaround for Tony Blankley, editor of the editorial page, who had said he didn’t regard the homosexual assault on family values as any kind of threat. On CNN’s Crossfire, Blankley had said he disagreed with Senator Rick Santorum’s point that the Supreme Court could not legalize the homosexual lifestyle without approving behaviors such as incest.

“I disagree with almost everything he said,” said Blankley. “I’m confident the Supreme Court can distinguish between consensual conduct by gays and lesbians in private and incest, which is not consensual, by definition of the relationship. So I don’t buy his argument. I don’t buy his argument that American families are in danger from the one percent to two percent of homosexuals in the country. We’ve had that population since the beginning of time, and American families are fine.”

At least Blankley noted the correct number of homosexuals. Usually, the media cite the phony figure of 10 percent. But his statement helps explain why the Times op-ed page is now carrying a column by open HIV-infected homosexual Andrew Sullivan that is devoted, in part, to advancing the homosexual agenda and gay marriage. Indeed, Sullivan used his column in the Times to attack Santorum. But Santorum has been proven correct. It turns out that the court did not make the distinctions that Blankley said they would.

Blankley is correct that homosexuals have always been with us, but for most of our history their unnatural lifestyle was considered a symptom of a mental illness, and homosexual sodomy was outlawed. History shows that the open and approved practice of homosexuality is a sign of a society in decline. Now, the militant homosexuals and their allies at the New York Times and the Washington Post have succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to invent a constitutional right to practice homosexuality.

Echoing Santorum, columnist Linda Chavez had written, “If the Constitution prohibits a state from regulating consensual sexual activities between adults of the same sex, why should it allow states to regulate such activities between adults of the opposite sex, which anti-incest, anti-bigamy, anti-polygamy and anti-adultery statutes certainly do?”er column appeared in the Washington Her Her column appeared in the Washington Times before the court ruling. Blankley should have taken it more seriously.




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