Here we go
The question, for now, is whether a Supreme Court Justice should give a speech to an advocacy group that opposes the gay-rights agenda.
Notice: 1) No serious observer sees any ethical issue at all here. 2) If he's spoken to a group that favored gay rights, the media wouldn't bat an eye. 3) By raising the question of propriety-- even while admitting that it's probably OK-- the Boston Globe is encouraging readers to think of this behavior as suspect.
OK, so today it's an advocacy group. But it won't be long before the Globe and its editorial confreres will be raising questions about judges who speak to the Knights of Columbus, or to a diocesan conference. Or-- cut to the chase-- judges who go to Mass.
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