Weep for Wisconsin: Newly elected Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley calls gays “degenerates,” compares abortion to the holocaust, and argues women are responsible for date rape.
While most of the country was watching the presidential race unfold in Wisconsin last night, a Supreme Court race having far reaching consequences for the citizens of Wisconsin was mostly ignored by the national media.
Yet despite the efforts of Democrats and other good people, Justice Rebecca Bradley was elected to a 10-year seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, defeating state Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg in a bitter, highly charged race.
Justice Bradley is a moral monster, a dangerous Catholic extremist who sits on the governing board of the St. Thomas Moore Lawyers Society, a far right Catholic extremist group that fights to deny rights to gays and women while protecting pedophile priests and the Catholic church.
Justice Bradley was also president of the Milwaukee chapter of the Federalist Society, an ultra-conservative group for attorneys; and a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association.
The Advocate reports that last month liberal groups One Wisconsin Now and People for the American Way distributed copies of a column and letters to the editor by Justice Bradley that were published in Marquette University’s Tribune in 1992, while she was a Marquette student. Statements in the pieces included the following:
“Perhaps AIDS Awareness [a campus group] should seek to educate us with their misdirected compassion for the degenerates who basically commit suicide through their behavior.”
“One will be better off contracting AIDS than developing cancer, because those afflicted with the politically-correct disease will be getting all of the funding. How sad that the lives of degenerate drug addicts and queers are valued more than the innocent victims of more prevalent ailments.”“The homosexuals and drug addicts who do essentially kill themselves and others through their own behavior deservedly receive none of my sympathy.”
“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 marital relationship. Homosexual sex, however, kills.”
And on the election of President Bill Clinton:
“We have now elected a tree-hugging, baby-killing, pot-smoking, flag-burning, queer-loving, bull-spouting ’60s radical socialist adulterer to the highest office in our nation. … We’ve just had an election which proves the majority of voters are either totally stupid or entirely evil.”
In another column, Justice Bradley compared abortion to the Holocaust and slavery. And adding insult to injury, Justice Bradley has even gone so far as to argue women play a role in their own date rape.
At a campaign event in Milwaukee last Saturday presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton condemned Justice Bradley as a dangerous extremist. Clinton said:
There is no place on any Supreme Court or any court in this country, no place at all for Rebecca Bradley’s decades-long track record of dangerous rhetoric against women, survivors of sexual assault and the LGBT community.
Bottom line: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley has called AIDS patients and homosexuals degenerates, compared abortion to the Holocaust and slavery, and suggested that women play a role in date rape. As such, she is a dangerous Catholic extremist and a moral monster that is unfit for public service, and unfit to serve on the bench.