Theory and Practice

Supreme CourtWell, according to one of Kagan’s old friends, she’s not gay. Says Sarah Walzer:

“I’ve known her for most of her adult life and I know she’s straight. She dated men when we were in law school, we talked about men — who in our class was cute, who she would like to date, all of those things. She definitely dated when she was in D.C. after law school, when she was in Chicago – and she just didn’t find the right person.”

Even former New York Governor and call girl aficionado Eliot Spitzer says:

“I did not go out with her, but other guys did. I don’t think it is my place to say more.”

So we’ve got two personal friends of Elena Kagan saying categorically that she is not gay. But look at the facts:

  • She plays softball
  • She likes cigars and beer
  • She’s 50 and not married
  • She wears short, unstyled hair
  • She has a high weight-to-height ratio

Any one of those items are explainable, but all of them? Even if she dates men, even if she has never had a gay experience, what does that really mean? It may just be the difference between being a homosexual and being a practicing homosexual.

Perhaps the best example of this is the Christian church’s stance on homosexuality. According to the church, homosexuality is a sin. But we are all sinners. The important thing is to resist sin. So a priest can, for example, be attracted to members of the same gender, but as long as he sublimates those desires, as long as he doesn’t act on them, as long as he repudiates them, then everything is okay. Nobody is saying that the priest isn’t a homosexual. He’s just not a practicing homosexual.

And that is the basis for conversion therapy, championed by Dr. George Rekers and the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, or NARTH. In as little as a year-and-a half he can cure someone of homosexuality, which as we all know is simply a treatable gender disturbance.

So anyway, even if Kagan isn’t technically gay, she still acts pretty gay. And isn’t that really more likely to affect what decisions she makes as a Justice than who she comes home to? So I guess what I’m getting at is that it doesn’t matter if she’s actually gay. What really matters is if she acts gay and if people think that she’s gay. And she needs to stop letting people think that she’s gay, or she’ll never be qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice.


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