California has a proposed bill, the “Kill Gays” initiative, sponsored by a Huntington Beach attorney who wants to authorize the genocide of all gays and lesbians in the state. The “Sodomite Suppression Act” – a throwback term to the immoral biblical city of Sodom – would see to it that all sexual “offenders” are individually killed, as opposed to the whole of mankind suffering the divine wrath of Almighty God.
Writes USA Today on March 25: “California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court Wednesday for an order allowing her to avoid processing a citizen-proposed anti-gay ballot measure that calls for executing gays with ‘bullets to the head.’”
The obtuse bill, read here in its entirety, states that since it is “better that offenders should die rather than that all of us should be killed by God’s just wrath against us for the folly of wickedness in our midst, the People of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that any person who willingly touches another 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 bigoted measure also calls for a $1 million fine for any person who “distributes, performs or transmits Sodomistic propaganda,” defined as anything that creates an interest in “acceptance of human relations other than between a man and a woman.”
The proposed bill was registered with the state by a relatively unknown attorney, Matthew McLaughlin, a graduate of Virginia’s George Mason University School of Law who started practicing law in California in the late 1990s. McLaughlin had been listed as “inactive” by the Bar and was recently returned to an active status last year.
Harris said the Sodomite Suppression Act “not only threatens public safety, it is patently unconstitutional, utterly reprehensible and has no place in a civil society.” She has asked that the state court grant her “declaratory relief” from acting on the bill and a “judicial authorization” that would supersede her obligation to move forward with the measure.
“If the court does not grant this relief, my office will be forced to issue a title and summary for a proposal that seeks to legalize discrimination and vigilantism,” the Attorney General said.
Donald Bentz, the executive director for the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, called the bill “terrifying and almost laughable in the same breath,” adding that the obvious repercussions from such an intolerant bill would be a “firestorm” of “hate crimes.”
If the Attorney General is not allowed to quash the proposal, McLaughlin would be free to seek the 366,000 votes that would be necessary to lift the bill to the November 2016 state ballot.
“Attorney General Kamala Harris is doing the right thing by asking the court to allow California to reject an obviously unconstitutional and dangerous initiative proposal that actually promotes murder,” said assembly speaker Toni Atkins. Atkins has identified herself as a lesbian. “The proposal represents either the depth of bigotry and hatred or the height of sick publicity stunts — either way it should not be dignified by becoming an official part of the process Californians have to amend the state Constitution.”
What do you think of California’s “Kill Gays” initiative?