• Source: Rebecca Bradley
  • Scott Walker's Handpicked State Supreme Court Justice's College Writings: 'Homosexual Sex Kills'

    Justice Had Made Ugly Attacks Against LGBT People, Americans' Choice of Bill Clinton 

    Wisconsin state Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley is facing calls to resign after a progressive issue advocacy organization released published works she had written during her college years.

    "Heterosexual sex is very healthy in a loving marital relationship. Homosexual sex, however, kills," Rebecca Bradley wrote in a piece published in 1992 by Marquette University's student newspaper, the Marquette Tribune. Marquette is a private Catholic University. 

    Bradley, who was appointed to the Wisconsin State Supreme Court last year by GOP Gov. Scott Walker, also wrote that "the homosexuals and drug addicts who do essentially kill themselves and others through their own behavior deservedly receive none of my sympathy."

    One Wisconsin Now, a non-profit, non-partisan group, describes Justice Bradley's writings as "a series of hateful and venomous attacks on gay people and people living with HIV." The group on its website notes that Bradley, "in multiple instances, derisively referred to members of the LGBTQ community as 'queers' and 'degenerates', claimed 'homosexual sex kills,' mocked the AIDS epidemic and declared the nearly 45 million voters who supported President Clinton were, 'either totally stupid or entirely evil.'"

    The group classifies Bradley's writings as "hate speech." One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross says it "disqualifies Bradley from continuing to hold office and should result in her immediate resignation from the state Supreme Court."

    The writings include both letters to the editor and a column and were obtained from One Wisconsin Now by The New Civil Rights Movement. They are signed "Rebecca Grassl," Bradley's maiden name. 

    In a column blasting the election of President Bill Clinton, whom she called a "murderer," Bradley wrote: "Congratulations, everyone. You have now elected a tree-hugging, baby-killing, pot-smoking, flag-burning, queer-loving, draft-dodging, bull-spouting '60s radical socialist adulterer to the highest office in our nation. Doesn't it make you proud to be an American?"

    "You have voted for a man who will judge people on the basis of their color through quotas. I wonder if white men will receive undeserved and unearned preferences over blacks and women as they become increasingly disadvantaged."

    Anticipating ​changes to the ​health care ​system, Bradley in her 1992 column claimed: "You have voted for a national health care system which will force you to wait months for the heart surgery you need today. But at least every bum on the street will be able to get a band-aid."

    "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 prevalent ailments."

    The Journal Sentinel reports "Bradley said Monday she was embarrassed about the columns," which she wrote "'as a very young student, upset about the outcome of that presidential election.'"

    "To those offended by comments I made as a young college student, I apologize, and assure you that those comments are not reflective of my worldview," Bradley said in a statement. "These comments have nothing to do with who I am as a person or a jurist, and they have nothing to do with the issues facing the voters of this state."

    Bradley is currently up for election on April 5.

     

    Image: Rebecca Bradley website

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    • commented 2016-03-07 18:25:43 -0500
      What a b.t.h… who does she think she is to degrade people suffering from one disease while inferring that others with different diseases are being ignored… We all know that is not the case and never has been. Slippery slope to start assigning certain diseases “ratings” either actually or inferred. As for her reasoning that she was just upset with Clinton’s election in 1992, that is a bag of hot air – you don’t get that upset and evil based on one event that was in no way personal to her or her family/friends; in other words, even if her worldview has changed, wonder what might set her off again now? If someone identified in her paper as being a problem should somehow irritate her or even appear in front of her, who can be sure she won’t go off the edge again if she becomes upset?

    • commented 2016-03-07 18:25:40 -0500
      What a b.t.h… who does she think she is to degrade people suffering from one disease while inferring that others with different diseases are being ignored… We all know that is not the case and never has been. Slippery slope to start assigning certain diseases “ratings” either actually or inferred. As for her reasoning that she was just upset with Clinton’s election in 1992, that is a bag of hot air – you don’t get that upset and evil based on one event that was in no way personal to her or her family/friends; in other words, even if her worldview has changed, wonder what might set her off again now? If someone identified in her paper as being a problem should somehow irritate her or even appear in front of her, who can be sure she won’t go off the edge again if she becomes upset?

    • commented 2016-03-07 18:24:41 -0500
      As opposed as I am to her college writing, I actually feel sorry for her being exposed as a (hopefully recovered) bigot this way. Life has certainly introduced her to gay friends and associates she would not have cultivated as a sheltered young person at Marquette, and now she has to face them all in a new light. Her apology should have stuck to the mea culpa and not gone squishy with the “anyone who was offended” and the claim of mudslinging, but i guess her handlers thought she needed to protect her base.,

    • commented 2016-03-07 16:53:33 -0500
      She sure was full of anger and very ignorant in her writings. I hope her latest comment is true that her worldview has changed. By that I mean changed for the better, to include justice & equality for everyone.

    • commented 2016-03-07 15:58:35 -0500
      Repeatedly writing your personal opinion for all to see DOES reflect who you are. It was some time ago as people do evolve but I want to know what she thinks now. If her record over the years continued to reflect a negative view of us and the poor, then we know who she is. I can’t believe she got a way with that kind of hate speech in a college paper.

    • commented 2016-03-07 14:05:42 -0500
      People who tell their children that there are no such things as monsters….are lying.

    • commented 2016-03-07 13:48:18 -0500
      That series of articles I wrote are “not reflective of my worldview" and “have nothing to do with who I am as a person or a jurist.”

    • commented 2016-03-07 13:32:25 -0500
      “To those offended…”

      NO! NO! NO! Never use a qualifier when apologizing. It makes the apology sound hollow, unconvincing, and lacking sincerity.

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