Los Angeles, CA —
Henry Rollins has suggested that Michele Bachmann's opposition to gay marriage is a mental health issue.
In an LA Weekly
op-ed, the 52-year-old musician-writer-radio host-businessman tore apart critics of the Supreme Court's recent ruling striking down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which blocked federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples.
Rollins said Scalia, who wrote a scathing dissent, was "all emo" on the subject.
"In an effort to hide his homophobia, he posited that both sides of the issue of marriage equality were cheated and that the 5-4 decision is guilty of 'robbing the winners of an honest victory, and the losers of the peace that comes from a fair defeat. We owed both of them better.'"
"Justice Scalia, you got beat. It happens. He should be reminded that he doesn't serve the people, he serves the Constitution. I don't understand what part of the 14th Amendment isn't clear to him. Scalia talks in obtuse legalese, which I think is intended to leave many people nodding politely while they inherently understand that he's full of it. Term limits, please."
On Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's comment that the Supreme Court cannot "undo what a holy God has instituted," Rollins wondered whether she had suffered some past trauma.
"What is with these people? In many cases, sure, it could just be a generic cocktail of hatred and intolerance, but I wonder if there's something more because the anger is so fierce. Perhaps there's some past trauma that's not being addressed, or a life issue not being dealt with. Send in Dr. Drew!"
Rollings added that the decision was "a smack to the hornet's nest" and that "there will be a whirlwind to reap."