Justice Scalia talks about his Catholic faith, distaste for racy media

Return To Article
Add a comment
  • Filo Doughboy Bakersfield, CA
    Oct. 9, 2013 4:28 p.m.

    Excuse my missed mistake on "Justice's". But I did get His Honor's take on American culture right. He's right on and wouldn't take any bullying from the obnoxious interviewer!

    Blue just got his whole essence wrong. Read the entire interview and you'll see a deeply religious man who wants equity and fairness, dignity and honesty. He laments the loss of civility in D.C., and refreshingly does not care about the vanity of popularity polls.

    He likes balanced talk radio and accurate, solid newspapers. And some here fault him for not caring about the liberal spinmeisters. I wish Jamshid would have gone deeper into more parts. I found it refreshing and revealing. Thank you.

  • elisabeth American Fork, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    really? nothing about the constitution? you should ahve just reprinted the entire article rather than cherry-picked the comments that would appeal to your readership. most interesting was his media diet. "[Radio talk guys,mostly.]" i bet hed like the DesNews because it wouldnt upset him at all.

  • Br. Jones North East, MD
    Oct. 9, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    Nobody seems to be mentioning his comment about nude scenes in film: "I don’t mind [a nude scene] when it is essential to the plot, as it sometimes is." We don't seem to hear that "U don't mind" kind of rhetoric a lot from LDS Church leaders.

  • Filo Doughboy Bakersfield, CA
    Oct. 9, 2013 1:04 p.m.

    Ha! Blue Kool Aid must be the toast of the day in SLC's progressive lounges.

    Nothing could be further from Justice's Scalia's ethical or bench positions. His "dogma" is not your worst enemy. Your twisting of his beliefs are, and then the absurd pontificating on fantasy is scary.

    God bless Scalia and his great insight and intellect.

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 11:51 a.m.

    Red: "Too many people in this country are Godless."

    What does that even mean? Is religious devotion a guarantee of moral behavior? If you believe that, check your history books.

    Dogma that demands insulation from evidence-based, rational inquiry, and blind, unquestioning obedience to authority have proven throughout history to be civilization's greatest danger.

    I read Scalia's interview in The New Yorker. Horrifying! He's an anti-intellectual, Dark-Ages authoritarian on the verge of calling for the reintroduction of witch-burning. His views on government are more in line with Tomas de Torquemada than they are with Thomas Jefferson.

  • Red San Antonia, TX
    Oct. 9, 2013 11:01 a.m.

    Rise up O' ye Men of God!

    Thank goodness he cares about God.

    Too many people in this country are Godless.

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Oct. 9, 2013 9:02 a.m.

    I like and admire Justice Scalia. He is a strict constructionist. As for the comment about corporations, you have to remember (Mike in Cedar City) that corporations are made up of individual stockholders. The liberal wing of the Court is absolutely scary. Scalia may be too far to the right for many. However, look at the alternative. Deseret News has always shown great respect for the Catholic faith. I would hope that the views of Mr. Scalia about the new pope are accurate. In regard to that, court is still in session.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    Mr. Justice Scalia represents a throwback - not just to the 1950s, but back to the 1890s. With his decisions on the court, corporations have more rights than human beings. He has the nerve to claim that Thomas Jefferson did not support the idea of a "wall of separation between Church and State", an idea that is directly refuted by all of Jefferson's writings. He is wrong on just about every issue, and is making the US a worse place.

  • Barney Google Beaver, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 5:33 a.m.

    This country needs eight more Scalia's.

    The best on the Court!

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Oct. 9, 2013 2:58 a.m.

    I just wish he had any respect for democracy. Leading the decision that opened the doors wide for the very rich to control our electoral process as he did.