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US Senate confirms radical gay activist as federal judge!
Sen. Scott Brown and other Republicans vote "yes"
POSTED: July 28, 2011
You can't make this stuff up.
Massachusetts US Sen. Scott Brown and over two dozen other Senate Republicans voted on July 18 to confirm J. Paul Oetken, an "out" homosexual activist, as US District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Oetken is the first "out" homosexual, to be put on the federal bench, and has a history of radical activism.
Joining Brown in voting "yes" were John McCain and 26 other Republicans, along with all of the Democrats. See the 80-13 roll call vote HERE
In Brown's case, it indicates his continuing leftward slide, following his vote last December to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (and thus homosexualize the US military). And it is clearly another victory for the Obama administration, which has placed over 200 active homosexuals in various federal positions.
Oetken's extremely disturbing background
From a traditional values perspective, it would be hard to imagine a more unsavory candidate for a federal judgeship.
As Attorney Frank J. Bleckwenn recently reported in WorldNetDaily regarding Oetken:
Oetken's background telegraphs sympathy and support for liberal judicial activism and a strong, almost obsessive, devotion to homosexual causes.
Bleckwenn observes that Oetken is the first "out gay" to be put on the federal courts. Being an unabashedly "out gay" says some important things. For one thing, Oetken considers homosexual sex acts to be normal, and personally finds the idea attractive. As Oetken wrote in his Supreme Court brief in Lawrence v. Texas, "what is fundamental to the nature of homosexuals ... is that they desire a sexual and emotional attachment to a person of the same gender ..." For another, he thinks sexual proclivities of this sort are not something to be ashamed of. And, crucially for his potential role as a judge, Oetken necessarily rejects millennia of teachings on sexual morality.
Furthermore, as someone who rejects traditional sexual values, he is likely as well to harbor animosity toward the proponents of traditional sexual morality, deeming as "bigots" any churches and synagogues - or their members - that adhere to the traditional understanding of man-woman relations. Surely, he would find DOMA unconstitutional.
Huge sell-out by Republicans
If you think the sell-out by Republicans in the New York "gay marriage" vote was an anomaly, think again. This is starting to look like the beginning of a horrible trend.
Not too long ago it would have been utterly unthinkable for a person like Oetken to be seriously considered for any judgeship at all, much less a lifetime appointment to the Federal bench.
Brown, McCain, and the others have unquestionably sold out not only the pro-family movement but any conservative constituency they may have had. Both Brown and McCain in particular courted the conservatives in their recent election fights. But that's all over. Voting to confirm Oetken is a message to the rest of us that they consider appeasing the Obama administration and the liberal fringe more important than anything else.