At a recent summit promoting gay conversion, a 2012 article from the son of Supreme Court Justice Scalia was used to stress that “gay orientation” doesn’t exist. Paul Scalia, a Catholic priest, believes orientation is only for “the one-flesh union of marriage.”
“Homosexual tendencies… do not constitute a fixed, unchangeable aspect of the person and therefore should not be considered an ‘orientation,’” Paul Scalia said in the 2012 article.
“Either our sexuality is oriented in a certain direction (i.e. toward the one-flesh union of marriage), or it is not. We cannot speak of more than one sexual ‘orientation’ any more than we can think of the sun rising in more than one place (i.e. the orient).”
Paul Scalia’s father was unsuccessful in blocking the Supreme Court’s decisions on Prop 8 and DOMA. As one of four conservative justices, Scalia has argued that the court shouldn’t be ruling on “moral issues” when there is no “scientifically demonstrable right answer.”
“In the United States, and indeed throughout the world, belief in the expert has been replaced by the judge moralist,” Justice Scalia said in an interview with the Asheville Citizen-Times.
“We have become addicted to abstract moralizing. I accept for the sake of argument, for example, that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged. Rather, I am questioning the propriety, the sanity of having a value-laden decision such as this made for the entire society by unelected judges.”