A controversial California lawyer has filed paperwork to circulate a ballot initiative that would authorize the killing of gays with a “bullet to the head,” Cal News Room is reporting.
“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.”
It should be noted that the ballot initiative, called “The Sodomite Suppression Act,” is only in its infancy. As Cal News Room writer John Hrabe points out, the initiative has little chance of actually appearing on the 2016 ballot, and almost zero chance of being voted into law.
However, that didn’t stop Orange County attorney Matthew McLaughlin from paying the $200 filing fee, along with submitting the necessary paperwork, to get the ball rolling. And there’s nothing Attorney General Kamala Harris can do to stop it.
“Upon receipt of the fee and request, the Attorney General will prepare a circulating title and summary, which will be the official summary of the initiative measure.”
The key word in that paragraph, which comes directly from the office of the California Secretary of State, is “circulating.” Now that the initial paperwork for the anti-gay ballot initiative has been filed, its backers will need to get some 365,000 signatures before it can be put before the Golden State’s voters on a ballot, according to Raw Story.
Whether that actually happens remains to be seen, but as Raw Story points out, Matthew McLaughlin filed another ballot initiative in 2004 that would authorize teaching the King James Bible as literature in California public schools. That measure failed to get the required signatures.
If passed, McClaughlin’s anti-gay ballot initiative would make California a more dangerous place for gays than even Uganda: in Uganda, gays “only” face life in prison.
As for why Mr. McClaughlin filed the measure, the text of the ballot initiative seems to indicate that the Orange County lawyer is concerned about the judgment of the Almighty being visited upon the state.
“Seeing that 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 tolerating wickedness in our midst…”
The deadline to reach the required 365,000 signatures for the “Sodomite Suppression Act” to appear on the ballot before California voters is March 8, 2016.
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