In a very subtle way, Scott turns what the Pope said positively into a slam on something else. The Pope spoke positively of marriage which Scott then took to mean that the Pope was slamming gay marriage.
Alas, speaking positively of something does not rightly equate to speaking negatively of something else. And Scott needs to be fair.
To be sure, the Pope has spoken out against gay marriage. But the notion that every utterance positively spoken about marriage is a veiled slam at gay marriage is misleading misprision.
If I say that Scott’s wife is pretty I am not at all implying that everyone else’s is ugly. If I confess that my wife is the most beautiful woman I know it isn’t a slam on the wife of everyone else.
Scott is free to support gay marriage all he likes just as I and the Pontiff are free to object to it. But Scott (and marriage equality-ites) aren’t free to insist that every positive comment is also a negative comment at the same time. That’s just not fair. And how can Scott, or anyone, talk about equality inequitably!?!?!