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Moore: Homosexual conduct grounds to deny custody

2010-02-10 20:08:24.44974+00 by Shawn 4 comments

While following claims that Alabama gubernatorial candidate for the GOP, Roy Moore, wants to execute homosexuals [via @rockyroxyro] (which, troubling as the actual statement is, still seems to me to be a pretty subjective interpretation), I found this other bit in his concurrance to D.H. vs. H.H. plenty disturbing enough (emphasis mine):

I write specially to state that the homosexual conduct of a parent -- conduct involving a sexual relationship between two persons of the same gender -- creates a strong presumption of unfitness that alone is sufficient justification for denying that parent custody of his or her own children...

You also may remember Roy Moore as the former Chief Justice who was removed from office earlier in the decade for refusing to take down a monument to the Ten Commandments that had been placed on display in his Alabama courthouse.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-10 20:42:44.055117+00 by: Larry Burton

Roy Moore holds some ideas that would prevent me from ever supporting him for any office of authority but the claim that he wants homosexuals executed is being taken way our of context.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-10 22:07:38.069862+00 by: Shawn [edit history]

Larry, just for my own edification, do you feel that the post effectively communicates that I have a similar opinion on that particular claim? (Disclaimer: I have also made some minor edits since you commented in an effort to help that along.)

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-11 00:56:46.965156+00 by: Larry Burton

I thought you conveyed skepticism of that claim. I didn't mean for my comment to imply I thought otherwise. It just bothers me that false negative claims are often used to demonize people who do enough stuff on their own to be demonized over. It's like painting Nixon as a pedophile. It only casts shadows on the credibility of those making the false claims and strengthens the arguments of those defending the louts by enabling them to point at the false claims and inferring that all the negative claims are false.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-02-11 20:50:19.285747+00 by: Shawn

I concur. (And thanks for the feedback :-)