Barney Frank calls Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia 'a flat out bigot'
In his final days as a US congressman, Barney Frank is slamming Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for his anti-gay views and remarks. During a lecture at Princeton University earlier this month, Scalia answered a student's question about his position on sodomy laws and the judge equated his moral opposition to homosexuality to his moral opposition to murder. Frank, the first openly gay congressman in US history, says that 'for a guy who is supposed to be so smart,' some of Scalia's remarks on homosexuality have been 'quite stupid.' 'This young man said to him, ‘Why do you compare sodomy to murder?’ And he said, ‘Well because I have a right to say if I think something is immoral.’ Well the question wasn’t about his right,' Frank tells Huffington Post. 'The question was, By what morality is expressing your love for someone in a physical way equivalent to killing that person? It makes it clear that the man is an unreconstructed bigot, and given that you have a bigot on the Supreme Court like that, it is useful to know.”