California initiative calls for killing gays
March 23, 2015
Signature gatherers may soon approach California voters with a plan to institute the death penalty as punishment for gay sex.
Huntington Beach attorney Matt McGlaughlin is proposing the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” a planned state ballot measure for which he submitted paperwork late last month. McGlaughlin’s proposal calls for “bullets to the head” or any other convenient method of killing those who engage in sexual activity with a person of the same gender.
“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 fear of God, that any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for the purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method,” McGlaughlin’s submission states.
McGlaughlin also proposes $1 million fines, prison sentence of up to 10 years and/or expulsion from the state of California for anyone who distributes “sodomistic propaganda.” Likewise, he calls for prohibiting sodomites and sodimistic propagandists from serving in public office or receiving any public benefit.
The Sodomite Suppression Act is to be prominently posted in every public school classroom, according to the text McGlaughin sent to the attorney general’s office.
Since McGlaughlin paid the accompanying $200 fee, the attorney general’s office is expected to draft a title and summary for the ballot measure proposal. That would initiate the signature-gathering phase of the initiative.
About 366,000 signatures are needed to qualify an initiative for the November 2016 ballot. State rules require that the number of signatures be equal to at least 5 percent of the total votes cast in the last gubernatorial election.
People outraged by McGlaughlin’s initiative are circulating an online petition calling for the California State Bar to disbar the Huntington Beach attorney. The online petition already has nearly 16,000 supporters.