Actor and LGBT activist George Takei is blasting US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for equating his moral opposition to homosexuality to his moral opposition to murder.
‘First of all that statement was a repugnant statement,’ Takei said on MSNBC in an interview Wednesday (11 December).
Scalia said during a lecture at Princeton University on Monday: ”If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder? Can we have it against these other things?’
His latest remarks come on the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision to review gay marriage cases involving California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
‘Any Justice who has so little thought before he speaks should not be participating in ruling on the cases involving DOMA or Proposition 8,’ Takei said.
‘Justice Scalia needs to consider recusing himself,’ Takei added. ‘He is clearly biased in this situation so how can he look at the issue and make a judgement fairly?’
MSNBC host Thomas Roberts also asked Takei about his influential presence on Facebook and Twitter.
‘It just grew and grew,’ said the Star Trek icon. ‘I had no idea of that kind of amazing power . I’m 75 years old and this is boldly going into an arena that I never thought I’d be going into.’