And this guy is a CHRISTIAN!
Courtesy of SF Gate:
A Southern California attorney’s “shoot the gays” initiative is not destined to become law — for one thing, it’s clearly unconstitutional. But Attorney General Kamala Harris is scheduled to clear it for circulation in May, and she may not have any choice. Matt McLaughlin, a lawyer from Huntington Beach in Orange County, paid his $200 filing fee Feb. 26 to submit the “Sodomite Suppression Act” to the voters. Declaring it is “better that offenders should die rather than that all of us should be killed by God’s just wrath,” it would require that anyone who touches a person of the same gender for sexual gratification be put to death by “bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.”
The measure would also make it a crime, punishable by 10 years in prison and permanent expulsion from the state, to advocate gay rights to an audience that includes minors. It specifies that its constitutionality can be judged only by a state Supreme Court that has been purged of LGBT justices and their advocates. And it authorizes private citizens to step in as executioners if the state fails to act within a year. Another provision would require that the text of the initiative be posted prominently in every public school classroom.
The introduction of this incentive language has already prompted a call by a handful of politicians to the California Bar Association to look in to the law license of Matt McLaughlin. The California Bar’s requirements for legal professionals requires that they demonstrate “good moral character.”
This measure of his, which calls for the complete disregard of the legal and human rights of others, could be considered to be a failure to demonstrate such. Whatever the case, that someone would call for a Sharia-like arbitrary execution measure in this day and age is alarming.
That it is someone who has as their day job upholding and respecting law and order is disconcerting. And that there are not avenues aside from a ponderous supreme court battle to prevent the wasting of effort on such a clearly unconstitutional measure tells us that the initiative mechanism in place in California is in dire need of some checks so as to balance it. After the fiasco of Proposition 8, and the millions spent arguing it, there needs to be a better way.
People! We live in a country that harbors these sorts of mentally twisted people who take advantage of our system of governing and use it to try to initiate this sort of annihilation legislation.
Thankfully, we know that many conservatives will find this proposal plainly insane. But the fact is that the extreme right nurtures this sort of insanity, and so California's AG has to deal with this as though it were a routine initiative instead of the sick ravings of a certifiable lunatic.
Jesus, Mary, and Joe Pepitone! What the hell happened to this country and its crazy conservatives?
Think of this when you hear the crazies say we have to get this country back to its Christian roots. Those roots look exactly like those of the Taliban and other radical religious sects.