A US attorney has filed an official proposal for Californians to vote on a proposed law to execute all gays and lesbians.
According to Raw Story, Matthew McLaughlin has filed the ballot initiative, called “The Sodomite Suppression Act,” with the California Attorney General’s Office, along with the required $200 fee.
The filing describes homosexuality as an “abominable crime against nature” and a “monstrous evil”.
The proposed law reads: “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.”
It also seeks to ban “sodomistic propaganda” with a $1 million fine and/or imprisonment for up to 10 years, as well as barring any “sodomite” from serving in any public office.
Furthermore, should the state not start executing gays and lesbians within one year, the general public would be “empowered and deputized” to begin the killing spree themselves, “immune from any charge and indemnified by the state against any and all liability.”
It is extremely unlikely that the proposed law would ever be put up for a vote. It is not only unconstitutional, but McLaughlin would need signatures from at least five percent of voters in the most recent gubernatorial election to move forward with the referendum.
It’s not clear what McLaughlin’s motives are and little is known about him. In 2004, he filed a ballot measure to make the Bible a literature textbook, an initiative that thus far hasn’t borne any fruit.