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Matt McLaughlin wants to turn America into Uganda! Unlike some of our far right nut jobs, he isn’t content to just encourage their government kill homosexuals, for their “sinful lifestyle.” He recently tried to get something on the ballet that would eliminate any protections for gay people in the state, even going so far as to have them put to death for homosexual sex. I don’t have a picture what of this psychotic hate monger looks like, which is why you don’t see one here. I would like to know what he looks like so I could avoid him if I ever happen to see him.
Anyway his disgusting “Sodomite Suppression Act” would have gay people executed by firing squad and fine anyone who defends gay rights. That means that in addition to killing gay people for being gay, the law would take away our first amendment rights. Not surprising that someone like McLaughlin, who wants America to Kill the gays like Uganda, The Taliban and Saudi Arabia, wouldn’t be a big supporter of free speech.
The measure has been covered extensively by both The New Civil Rights Movement and Wonket, as well as The Daily Kos. Snopes also wrote about this, and unfortunately confirmed it to be true.
The initiative would make any homosexual sex a crime punishable by death:
The People of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.
The extreme nature of the “Sodomite Suppression Act” led many people to question its authenticity. While this piece of legislation is not the law in California, McLaughlin really did file the proposal (along with a $200 filing fee) and can now start collecting the 365,000 signatures required to get the measure on an upcoming ballot.
Even if McLaughlin succeeds in collecting the required signatures, and even if the intiative then passes at the polls, the proposal still will never become law. For one, a California judge declared in 2014 that the state death penalty law was unconstitutional. McLaughlin, however, argues that California should make an exception for homosexuals:
“This law is effective immediately and shall not be rendered ineffective or invalidated by any court, state or federal, until heard by a quorum of the Supreme Court of California consisting only of judges who are neither sodomites nor subject to disqualification hereunder.”
Anyone want to continue to insist that Christian fundamentalists are not as bad as Islamic fundamentalists or that they don’t pose a threat to our freedom?
Anyway, thankfully there’s very little chance something like this would pass In modern day America, in any state, but especially California, which is one of the most liberal states in the Union. Also even if it did pass, it would be so clearly unconstitutional that it would be immediately over turned, if anyone even tried to enforce it. However, the fact that anyone in America, in the twenty first century would think that this would be a good idea, is extremely disturbing.
HSkol just provided us with this link with some more information about McLaughlin. Its nice to know that his intolerance is not being tolerated.
California state Senator calls for bar-membership review of lawyer advocating genocide of gays
HSkol has also just given us a link to a petition calling for his disbarment. We should all sign it.