This is horrific!
Scary writings from newly appointed Wisconsin state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley have surfaced.
When she was in college, the powerful judge wrote articles in which she called gay people “queers” and said she had no sympathy for AIDS patients because they had chosen to kill themselves.
In one piece, the judge even lamented at how people were somehow better off getting AIDS rather than cancer because it would get better funding!!!
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel found some of the CRAZY stuff she wrote (below):
■ “Perhaps AIDS Awareness should seek to educate us with their misdirected compassion for the degenerates who basically commit suicide through their behavior.”
■ “But the homosexuals and drug addicts who do essentially kill themselves and others through their own behavior deservedly receive none of my sympathy.”
■ “We’ve just had an election [Bill Clinton, in 1992] which proves the majority of voters are either totally stupid or entirely evil.”
■ “This brings me to my next point — why is a student government on a Catholic campus attempting to bring legitimacy to an abnormal sexual preference?”
■ “Heterosexual sex is very healthy in a loving martial relationship. Homosexual sex, however, kills.”
■ “I will certainly characterize whomever transferred their infected blood a homosexual or drug-addicted degenerate and a murderer.”
■ “How sad that the lives of degenerate drug addicts and queers are valued more than the innocent victims of more prevalent ailments.”
Oof. That’s…. bad. REALLY bad.
The writings came when she had the last name of Grassi, 24 years ago when she was a student at Wisconsin’s Marquette University.
The judge declined an interview from reporters on Monday, but she did release a written statement, saying in part:
“To those offended by comments I made as a young college student, I apologize, and assure you that those comments are not reflective of my worldview. These comments have nothing to do with who I am as a person or a jurist, and they have nothing to do with the issues facing the voters of this state.”
Yeah, OK Judge Bradley. Except you DID write them…
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker — who appointed Bradley — released a one sentence statement on Monday, too:
“Justice Bradley appropriately made it clear today that a column written in college does not reflect her views as a Supreme Court justice, a Court of Appeals judge, a circuit court judge or as an attorney.”
Wisconsin’s U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, who just so happens to be the first openly gay person to serve in the Senate, called Judge Bradley’s trash opinions “hate speech,” and made a much stronger statement about it:
“These hateful and divisive writings raise serious questions about Rebecca Bradley’s fitness to serve on the Wisconsin Supreme Court as a fair, impartial and independent justice.”
For what it’s worth, Bradley has yet to say whether she supports gay rights to marry, which were decided last year by the United States Supreme Court.
She also has never performed a same sex marriage ceremony, but according to her campaign, she would do so if asked.
Hmm… we think it may be time for her to put the power vested in her where her mouth is and prove it!
What do U think about this insanity?!
[Image via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.]