"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Scalia not following the rules

Oh my... it seems that Justice Antonin Scalia, just after attending the Red Mass at Boston's cathedral this week, was accosted by a reporter who asked him "if he fends off a lot of flak for publicly celebrating his conservative Roman Catholic beliefs." Scalia, you see, has the gall to be an orthodox, old-school Roman Catholic. The Justice responded by engaging in another old-school practice, the Sicilian kiss-off gesture, cupping the hand under the chin and flicking his fingers out. If you grew up around Italians, you know the gesture. “It’s none of their business,” continued Scalia, “This is my spiritual life. I shall lead it the way I like.”

That's not the way the left thinks a conservative Catholic should act. They're supposed to apologize for adhering to a sexist, homophobic religion, and profess undying devotion to tolerance, multiculturism, and the equal validity of all religions, including Wicca, Zoroastrianism, and Azteci.

What's really ironic is that the left, which has made an industry out of mocking Christianity and profaning its symbols, customs, and beliefs, become all soft and dewy-eyed about our religion when a believer acts in a way they guess is contrary to Christianity. Thus, they snidely opine about how Scalia's gesture was out of place given the fact that he had just attended Mass. See, he's supposed to bend over and take whatever they give him. Christians are supposed to meekly walk into the jaws of the lions.

Fighting back is against the rules.

UPDATE: Check out our hero's written response to the Boston Herald wherein Nino clarifies that the gesture he made is not "obscene." HT to Ken.


Jay Anderson said...

He should have told the reporter to "F*** off!"

Anonymous said...

I thought you would be against Scalia, because most of the Supreme Court opinions of the past few years that have resulted in more difficulty in securing convictions have been written by him. Indeed, many (not political) prosecutors consider him unAmerican because he helps many criminals go free or received reduced because of technicalities that a real American would ignore.

Also, Scalia denies that he made a profane gesture in the first place. Therefore, either you are lying or the Justice is lying. I don’t know which one to believe. You are a prosecutor. He is a liberal. Hmmm.

Jay, Why do you teach your kids to swear like that? It is rude and unAmerican. I wish you would not do it! Scalia has better manners.

Faithmy said...

"Scalia denies that he made a profane gesture in the first place"

A REAL lawyer would have cited his sources.

Jay Anderson said...

"It is rude and unAmerican."

The Vice-President would disagree.

Jay Anderson said...

And, apparently, so would Justice Scalia, who seems to have done just what I said he should do:

Smith was working as a freelance photographer for the Boston archdiocese’s weekly newspaper at a special Mass for lawyers Sunday when a Herald reporter asked the justice how he responds to critics who might question his impartiality as a judge given his public worship.

“The judge paused for a second, then looked directly into my lens and said, ‘To my critics, I say, ‘Vaffanculo,’ ” punctuating the comment by flicking his right hand out from under his chin, Smith said.

The Italian phrase means “(expletive) you.”

You go, Nino!

Anonymous said...

Do you talk to your children like that? That is a vulgar word in any language, this is now how people with class are raised.

Faithmy said...

And you would know people with class how? Cleaning their toilets doesnt make you an expert.