The American Family
Association today came out in strong opposition to President Obama's nomination
of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the United States Supreme Court. AFA
opposes Kagan because of her opposition to the military's "Don't Ask,
Don't Tell" policy and her apparent opposition to the Defense of Marriage
While Dean of the Harvard Law
School, Kagan threw military recruiters off campus on the grounds of opposing
the law prohibiting open homosexuals from serving in the military. “This
action causes me deep distress,” Kagen wrote. “I abhor the military’s
discriminatory recruitment policy.” It is a "profound wrong - a
moral injustice of the first order." Her decision was essentially
overturned by the Supreme Court on a unanimous 8-0 vote, showing how far out of
the judicial mainstream her thinking is.
AFA president Tim Wildmon
said, "Ms. Kagan has already tipped her hand on one of the most important
issues that is likely to come before the Supreme Court. Overturning 'Don't Ask,
Don't Tell' will have a devastating impact on military morale, recruitment and
retention. Plus, there will be no possibility of promotions for officers and
chaplains who defend natural marriage as a matter of conscience.
"Any officer with deeply
held views about the immorality of homosexual behavior would have no future in
Elena Kagan's military. Our national security is far too important to become a
plaything in the hands of judicial activists like Ms. Kagan would certainly be.
Her nomination ought to be rejected on these grounds alone."
Plus, Ms. Kagan, according to
long custom, almost certainly approved a Department of Justice brief which
declared that "this Administration does not support DOMA as a matter of
policy [and] believes that it is discriminatory."
Wildmon said, "Marriage
between a man and a woman is the cornerstone of any healthy society. To put
someone with such hostility to natural marriage and duly enacted law on the
Supreme Court is an unacceptable threat to this profoundly important
institution."The AFA sent out an Action Alert today to its
2.4 million member network urging them to contact their senators and insist
that they investigate Kagan's impartiality on matters pertaining to the