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Pope Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible in All Cases

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ROME — Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases because it is “an attack” on the “dignity of the person,” the Vatican announced on Thursday, in a definitive shift in Roman Catholic teaching that could put enormous pressure on lawmakers and politicians around the world.
Francis, who has spoken out against capital punishment before — including in 2015 in an address to Congress — added the change to the Catechism, the collection of beliefs for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
The revision says the church would work “with determination” for the abolition of capital punishment worldwide.
“I think this will be a big deal for the future of the death penalty in the world,” said John Thavis, a Vatican expert and author. “People who work with prisoners on death row will be thrilled, and I think this will become a banner social justice issue for the church,” he added.
Sergio D’Elia, the secretary of Hands Off Cain, an association that works to abolish capital puni…

Antonin Scalia Liked Trump's Candidacy — Is Anyone Surprised?

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Notorious homophobe Antonin Scalia was reportedly intrigued by the candidacy of Donald Trump and spoke favorably of him for president, reports the Wall Street Journal in a not-so-suprising revelation. 

The Supreme Court justice known for his unvarnished dissent considered Trump “refreshing,” according to Bryan Garner, the author of a new book about Scalia, Nino and Me

“Justice Scalia thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank,” Garner told the Wall Street Journal. He apparently made the comments in the last months before his death in February 2016.

The feeling was mutual, with Trump promising on the campaign trail to appoint a justice “in the mold” of the late justice. 

Trump went onto appoint Neil Gorsuch, saying it was Scalia “whose image and genius was in my mind throughout the decision-making process."

Scalia isn’t known among LGBT people for genius. Instead, he’s known for defending a ban on an anti-discrimination law in Colorado as “a modest attempt by seemingly tolerant Coloradans to preserve traditional sexual mores against the efforts of a politically powerful minority.” 

He supported laws banning gay sex, blasting “a law-profession culture that has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda.” 

He lectured fellow justices for sending marriage equality nationwide. And the list of invective goes on and on. Here it is...

➤ Read Scalia’s Greatest Fits, as compiled by The Advocate.

Source: The Advocate, Lucas Grindley, January 15, 2018


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