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August 10, 2005

Some Conservative groups now oppose Roberts

Howard Phillips, Chairman of the Conservative Caucus

From Howard Phillips, head of the Conservative Caucus...

There are several reasons for conservatives, Christians, and Constitutionalists generally to be troubled by the voluntary assistance provided to the homosexual activists by Mr. Roberts. Among them are these:

1) Judge Roberts did not disclose his involvement when he responded to a specific question on the questionnaire he filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee;

2) Judge Roberts apparently had no moral objection to using his skills to advance the homosexual agenda;

Supreme Court nominee John Roberts

3) It suggests an absence of an understanding by Mr. Roberts that homosexual conduct is sinful and ought to be discouraged;

4) It suggests that, as a Supreme Court Justice, Judge Roberts would divorce himself from common law principles and Biblical morality in determining his position in particular cases; and

5) It is another example of how Judge Roberts seems to go out of his way to pander to those on the Left who might otherwise oppose him.

Pending further explanation, it seems necessary to withhold support for the confirmation of Judge Roberts to be a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. We do not need another Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O’Connor, or David Souter.

Public Advocate President Eugene Delgaudio

Later this morning Eugene Delgaudio, president of the Public Advocate, a Conservative lobbying group, is scheduled to release a statement announcing the group's withdrawal of support for Roberts as nominee for justice of the Supreme Court.

What's sad is that many will see these actions as proof that Roberts is perfect since he's being opposed by both sides. That kind of  fairy tale thinking, though, is how we get saddled with people like David Souter and Anthony Kennedy.

I do think both Phillips and Delgaudio are taking the wrong approach by focusing on “helping homosexuals” rather than the other message that Roberts' involvement sends — that he lacks a commitment to both the principle of original intent as well as Federalism. Be that as it may, this isn't a case of helping someone, regardless of their sexual habits, but helping a group in their efforts to force the citizens of the state of Colorado (and the whole US since it went to the Supreme Court) to treat homosexuality as the same as race or religion.

Coverage: Betsy's Page, Donklephant, Protein Wisdom, Confirm Them, Iowa Voice

Interesting comments by Ace at Ace of Spades

Posted by Danny Carlton at August 10, 2005 10:41 AM

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