Matt McLaughlin, who calls himself a “Christian activist,” has paid $200 out of his own pocket to file a ballot initiative with the California Attorney General that would require all California LGBTs to be executed by firing squad.
McLaughling says enacting his “Sodomite Suppression Act” as law would save all the non-LGBTs from having to face the wrath of God.
According to TheNewCivilRightsMovement.com, McLaughlin calls same-sex sex “buggery” and “sodomy,” and says it is “a monstrous evil that Almighty God, giver of freedom and liberty, commands us to suppress on pain of our utter destruction even as he overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha [sic].”
McLaughlin also says: “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 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.”
Any other convenient method? WTF?!
McLaughlin does not state if minors – say, high school students – would be treated as adults and included in the execution mandate.
His “Sodomite Suppression Act” would impose a $1 million fine for each act of transmitting, distributing, or performing “sodomistic propaganda” to minors and make it illegal for any LGBT person to hold public office, be employed by the state, receive any benefits such as welfare or social security or use any public assets like, for instance, roads.
You can read the complete text of the Sodomite Suppression Act here.
McLaughlin needs 365,000 legitimate signatures from California residents for his initiative to move forward.
Wonkette has also posted an article online about McLaughlin’s initiative, explaining their efforts to find out more about McLaughlin. They did find a lawyer named Matt McLaughlin with a Mail Box Express address in Huntington Beach that matches the address on the filing at the OAG’s office. But while there are a number of Matt McLaughlins that come up in a Google search none of them “seem to fit the profile of batshit lawyer with strong Jesus feelings against the gay sexytime.”
That same lawyer “submitted a citizen ballot initiative in 2003 to give bibles to all public school kids in California, grades 1-12, because ‘great literature.’” That one went nowhere because McLaughlin couldn’t get the necessary signatures.