Supreme Court Justice Scalia Resigns From Boy Scouts-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email that contains what appears to be an article alleging that changes in policies regarding homosexuals by the Boy Scouts of America organization led to Justice Antonin Scalia decision to turn in his resignation as a scout master and burned his uniform.
There was an article by Andy Borowitz that appeared in the New Yorker on May 24, 2013 but it was satire. The subtitle of the Borowitz Report is “The news, reshuffled.”
Supreme Court Justice Scalia is a Roman Catholic and is considered to be a conservative supporter of traditional values.
According to his official New Yorker bio, Borowitz is a comedian and a satirist. On March 28, 2013 Borowitz wrote a similar story that said Scalia had turned in his resignation from the Supreme Court and was leaving the United States.
May 24, 2013
Scalia Resigns Post as Scoutmaster
Posted by Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who for the past forty-seven years has served as a weekend scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, angrily resigned from that position yesterday, effective immediately.
Justice Scalia quit his post in a terse resignation letter that read, in part: “Some of the happiest memories of my adult life have been as a scoutmaster. Huddling under blankets around the campfire, and so forth. But now, all of that has been ruined. Ruined.”
Shortly after sending the letter, Justice Scalia destroyed his scoutmaster uniform in the blazing fireplace of his Supreme Court office.
Later, he went across the hall to share his decision with his close confidant on the Court, Justice Clarence Thomas, telling him, “There’s nowhere I feel safe anymore, Clarence. The military? The N.B.A.? Nowhere. I guess the only place I still feel safe is the Supreme Court. This is still a safe place, isn’t it?”
Justice Thomas said nothing in reply.