CALIFORNIA: Christian Activist Files Ballot Measure For Executing All Homosexuals

A Christian activist named Matt McLaughlin has filed a proposed ballot measure with the California Attorney General’s office which would ask voters to approve the death penalty for homosexuality.  Wonkette has tried to identify McLaughlin:

The ballot initiative filing with the AG’s office offers little in the way of clues to McLaughlin’s identity, but there is an address that matches that of a lawyer by that name and address on avvo.com. When we looked the address up, it turned out to be a Mail Box Express store in Huntington Beach. Huh. That is definitely not a law office! In approximately four minutes of thorough searching, we also couldn’t come up with any legal cases involving a Matthew G. McLaughlin, and then we suddenly had to go read all of the think pieces about what color that dress was (#TeamGoldAndWhite), so we got distracted.

We DID get a hit on a Matt McLaughlin, lawyer, same Mail Box Express address, BOOM, who in 2004 submitted a citizen ballot initiative to give bibles to all public school kids in California, grades 1-12, because “great literature.” That initiative was way less crazy than the “sodomite” one (although still very crazy), and, as a Literate Person and also A English Major, we see the value of learning about how the Bible has impacted Western literature. More to the point, that initiative included an opt-out provision. However. Groups like the Anti-Defamation League and Americans United for Separation of Church and State were extremely suspicious, and McLaughlin didn’t collect the required number of signatures, so it didn’t go anywhere.

In order for the gay death penalty to be put to California voters, the backers of an initiative must pay the $200 filing fee (which has been done in this case) and then collect petition signatures equal to 5% of the total votes cast in the last gubernatorial election. Per the results of the 2014 election, McLaughlin must gather about 366K names. Below is opening text of his Sodomite Suppression Act.

  • Boy Elvis

    Hate to say it, but I think we’ve got a spree killer in the making here. After the ballot initiative fails he’ll be off to the gun store.

    • MythicalBeast

      Definitely FBI investigative material.

      • Boy Elvis

        No doubt he wants to give himself the right to shoot gay people and has fantasized about doing it for years. He may eventually rationalize doing so based on the fact that he simply submitted this bit of paperwork. And if he thinks Jeebus is going to turn California into a pillar of salt or something, he’ll surely feel morally justified. Clear and present danger if you ask me.

        • Craig Howell

          Well, He’s already turning the Salton Sea into a Pillar of Salt, so there’s that.

    • Chucktech

      You mean he’ll be BACK to the gun store…

      • Boy Elvis

        Right, that. I have zero doubt he’s already an ammosexual. Probably has a .223 round stuck up his bung as we speak.

  • KnownDonorDad

    • barracks9

      The day is far from over, sorry to say…

      • oikos

        and it’s only Monday. 🙂

      • Robincho

        But don’t you love Matts? They’re objects upon which it is so easy to wipe one’s feet…

    • Blake Jordan

      This is worth at least a week, if not a month!

    • Jonty Coppersmith

      The fools believe this initiative can invalidate Lawrence v Texas? Stupid indeed.

      • JJS_prime

        Well, of course! “Christians” all know that the only thing that matters is what the people vote on.

      • AT777T

        Unless I’m mistaken, they would have to get past a lot more than Lawrence v Texas. That last section would have to get past the Supremecy Clause and Marbury v Madison for a start.

    • b

      Hey Supremes. Still think questioning whether or not we should be a protected class??

  • bkmn

    No doubt that this man is representative of all those gentle loving Xtians.

    • clay

      those gentle, loving Xtians related to one Fred Phelps (deceased).

  • clay

    Good; let it be seen. And I bet that even with every populist, libertarian, “Let the People vote!” ideologue signed on, they still won’t have enough.

    • Soren456

      He won’t get the signatures for this.

      But that doesn’t change the fact that these things—initiatives, referenda—are too damned easy to get onto the ballot.

      In their 100-year history, these items have been used almost exclusively for mischief. As a nation, we have enough experience with them to know that it’s time to raise the bar and make them considerably more difficult to offer.

      • Franciscan

        As a nation, there are no voter initiatives. They are found in state law or state constitutions. The reason they exist is that the fat cats in the Gilded Age and later had the state legislatures in their pocket. As that is again the case, I would argue that the only option is to strengthen the initiative process. Yes, I would accept some restrictions, but no, you cannot exclude the “little man” with $200 from making a proposal.

        • Soren456

          I should have been clearer.

          I do believe that nationally we have accrued experience that speaks against the easy process of “direct democracy,” which is used cheaply and for mischief.

          Tightening restrictions—such as banning paid signature gathering and corporate sponsorships—would help turn these back to their original, progressive era intents.

          But I’m not sure these measures would ever have solved the problems toward which they were addressed (corruption in state and municipal legislatures) since they were so easy to co-opt and have been co-opted from the first.

          As for the little man with $200, he was one of the persons for whom these were originally made. He would not be excluded.

  • Secure

    Maybe Ellen will send him a basket of fruit as a consolation prize.

    • lymis

      All prunes.

  • oikos

    Sodomite semen lattes for all.

    • VodkaAndPolitics

      I keep getting the oddest looks when I order those, especially when I ask if they’re included in the buy 5 holiday drinks get one free promo.

    • barracks9

      And why is it that some folks think only The Gehz have all the sodomy fun?

      • oikos

        And after they drink their latte they must marry someone of the same sex. I think a ballot initiative is in order.

      • JJS_prime

        The halfwit’s definition of sodomy includes only the homosexual variety, I notice.

      • MBear

        because stupid…?

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Now with Extra Santorum!

      • Bj Lincoln

        Ha Ha Ha !

      • VodkaAndPolitics

        A Santorum Drizzle!

      • oikos

        slides right down with all that lube. 🙂

    • Bj Lincoln

      Can I have a semen free latte please? Some of us don’t care for the taste. Thank you.

      • oikos

        You’ll have to take it up with James David Manning, BJ 🙂 I believe that all LBGT people must drink them.

        • John Masters

          No, no, it’s straight people who drink them, and that converts them into being gay.

          • oikos

            Ok. So if I’m already gay, it just keeps me gay. 🙂

          • canoebum

            Yeah, but who wants to pay Starbuck’s prices? I’m pretty sure you can get the semen without the latte. Somewhere.

          • oikos

            At home. 🙂

      • clay

        considering your name . . .

        • Bj Lincoln

          I know…..I take a lot of shit for my name but it is my name. Still…not a semen fan. LOL

  • BearEyes

    Genocide on the ballot.
    What could possibly go wrong?

    • clay

      I’ll answer your rhetorical question– genocide will go wrong (fail, even if enacted) since it’s non-homosexuals who are (re)producing us.

  • millers3888

    But, it’s because they love us gays enough to kill us that we should repent and praise the Lord!!!

  • Sashineb

    More christian love. It never ends.

  • Wolf Sawyer

    Paging SCOTUS with yet more animus

  • Treg Brown

    No animus here at all. Think of the bibbles that $200 could have bought to be dispersed to heathens. What a tool.

  • clay

    Even ignoring the religious arble-bargle, he includes the clearly un-Constitutional punishment of banishment.

  • pch1013

    This is *just like* that time when arch-bigot Obama invoked “god” against same-sex marriage. Totally the same. No difference whatsoever.

    • Jonty Coppersmith

      No difference whatsoever? That whole thing was a political ploy to help him get elected. That doesn’t make it right, but he has redeemed himself on that issue IMO. Did you ever hear President Obama call for executing us? I think that is a very big difference myself.

      • TampaDink

        I think that was intended to be read with an emphasis on the snark.

        • Jonty Coppersmith

          I hope so. I guess my snark meter is about as good as my gaydar.

          • TampaDink

            Its okay, sometimes I have to go in to the shop & get mine re-calibrated.

  • GarySFBCN

    It will never reach the ballot – the courts will rule it unconstitutional.

    And this will be used as an example of why California needs to get rid of the initiative system. As a native Californian, I believe that it is well worth dealing with these nutcase initiatives to have the valuable tool, a tool that was used to create the California right to privacy in the 1970s.

    • Todd20036

      He would have been better off spending the $200 on a keg of beer.

      • William

        Or heroin.

        • TampaDink

          I think that this asshole might have already made that purchase….and gotten an especially bad batch.

      • KarenAtFOH

        Hemlock.

    • The courts usually try to avoid ruling on the legal merits of ballot measures until and unless they pass. But there have been a few rare exceptions where they ruled before something went to the voters (even before signature-gathering, I think), and they might step in beforehand in this case — if the Attorney General doesn’t find some way to block it first.

      • madknits

        Maybe the $1 million fine for spreading “sodomistic propaganda” might be a way to tell that this guy is a couple of tacos short of a full combo platter.

    • D. Gray

      The Attorney General will not certify the petition. It will never get to the court.

  • cjs

    The number of court case citations that would show justification to find this unconstitutional if it ever, ever, ever passed (which it never would) would be spread across books filling the entire Library of Congress.

  • JR

    Well, isn’t this just precious.

  • Richard Rush

    As we are seeing more frequently, here we have one more step toward the normalization/mainstreaming of the Christian Genocidal Gospel.

  • NeverEclipsed81

    Well, Hitler is gonna be saving a nice warm seat in hell for this guy.

  • I suspect the Attorney General will find a reason to disqualify it from circulation, even though other measures involving crimes and criminal sentencing, including the death penalty, have gone before the voters.

    I’m almost hoping it is certified for circulation because it would force all but the most extreme haters to denounce it.

    • Having now read it, I have to wonder if any attorney even saw it. Aside from all of the completely unconstitutional references to Christianity, it isn’t even formatted like proper legislation.

      • oikos

        Well, it is written by a christianist nutjob, so there is that.

  • acr

    I am betting this is a hoax. Not in the sense that the petition was not real but that it was not some conservative christian that is submitting this but was someone wanting to perpetrate a hoax and rile up people.

    • lymis

      Because those two populations are so entirely distinct from one another?

      • acr

        Good point.

  • FAEN

    Because Jeebus would have stones us to death? Then again you can’t expect much from CINO’s.

  • Michael Smith

    Next I’m going to file a ballot measure to ban the Bible in Texas.

    Both have an equal likelihood of passing, and both are equally unconstitutional.

  • oikos

    When will Tony PerKKKins, et al sign on for this brave initiative?

    • Sam_Handwich

      it’s about their only remaining option

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    This is part of the reason I feel the California Ballot Initiative System needs to be changed. You get insane people like this that if they get enough signatures can bring something up to a vote.

    The AG can decide not to put an initiative to a vote if they don’t think it’s constitutional, right?

    • pch1013

      Since we’re being all Biblical here, the real abomination is the practice of paid signature-gathering. If that were banned, then the amount of ballot clutter would rapidly fall toward zero.

      Not that this loon can afford to pay people to collect signatures – he’ll be lucky to fill a single sheet even if he parks himself outside the Wal*Mart in East Bakersfield 24 hours a day between now and Kingdom Come – but too many loons *can*. And half the time, the signature-gatherers have no fucking idea what the petitions are about. They just want their $2 or $5 per signature.

    • It’s rare, but I believe so. The courts also rarely step in, preferring to wait to see if the voters pass it first. But this could be one of those rare exceptions.

  • MythicalBeast

    Gee, ya think maybe there’s something wrong with California’s initiative process?

    • JJS_prime

      The founders of California had WAY to much faith in their fellow man.

      • TampaDink

        So did members of the Donner Party.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Well, there went my plans for an afternoon snack 🙁

          • TampaDink

            No one around that looks edible?

    • Ted.OR

      I still would like to introduce an initiative which I would call the “Protect The Children Act”. It would acknowledge that evidence has proved that male children are in danger of being molested by Catholic priests. Thus, no male child under the age of 18 will be allowed to enter a Catholic church, school, hospital, mission, or any other institution where a Catholic priest might be.

      There are already answers for its critics. First, it is not anti-religious, as it does close any churches, nor does it restrict females. Second, there already is precedent for age restricted entrance, as with bars, strip clubs, etc.

      • GC

        You win today’s internet gold!

        And since there’s evidence that girls as well as boys have been molested by Catholic priests, let’s amend the act to restrict anyone under 18 from entering a Catholic church, school, etc.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      Actually, it seems like a pretty good tool for flushing out the most dangerous crackpots.

      • MythicalBeast

        Maybe, but unfortunately it also gave us Proposition 8 and various failed (but wasteful) initiatives e.g. “Six Californias.”

    • D. Gray

      Nothing wrong with the process; this initiative will not pass constitutional muster, and the AG will not allow it to move forward.

    • james_from_cambridge

      He won’t come close to gathering the required number of signatures so no, there’s nothing wrong with California’s initiative process.

  • Curieux Bleu

    Christian BLOOD LUST …. if this is Christian Love, I’d hate to see what Christian ‘Dislike’ is all about !!

    (‘Dislike’ would probably entail coming to shit on our unmarked mass grave after the executions.)

    Will the legal murders be carried out by volunteer vigilante committees headed by folks like Matt McLaughlin, or will it be carried out by Nazi style extermination trains to a centralised Death Processing Centre?

    Finally I’d ask whether there are no psychiatric facilities in California that could possibly help this man resolve his inner rage and ‘spiritual’ turmoil?

  • Candice

    They way to fight back is to get them labeled as a hate group. The more Christians fighting back this way we label them exactly what they are. Westboro types.

  • Guest

    Best comment from Wonkette.

    • oikos

      “Because great literature.”

  • Marides48

    Don’t forget to include the part about death penalty for those who eat shell fish while wearing poly/cotton clothing & ignoring their responsibility to kill unruly offspring.

  • MarkOH

    This HAS to be a gag, right? Right? Something from the Onion?

    • MythicalBeast

      I was wondering the same thing when I saw that the address given was in the middle of a shopping mall parking lot, but if it is a hoax, someone paid $200 to file it.

  • Ben in Oakland

    I can’t help but think we’re being poe’d.

    • Dave

      But he shelled out $200 and he did the same thing with his Bible-for-kids initiative. So I don’t think he’s a Poe.

      • clay

        He’s a Poe fool.

  • DaveMiller135

    “buggery”? Victorian England called; they’d like their terminology back.

  • buggery? What’s up with all of the archaic language in this?

    • TexasBoy

      Well, you can’t get much more archaic than references to Sodom and Gomorrah.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The only good christian is the one being eaten by a lion…..and no, I won’t retract or apologize for that statement. I’m done being nice about these idiots.

    • Todd20036

      Don’t you think lions deserve better food?

    • oikos

      Why do you hate Lions?

    • MrVinegar

      But he’s not a reeeeeal christian!

    • Tor

      Tastes like chicken!

      • TampaDink

        Kitties should never be fed chicken bones or those from anything that taste like chicken. Won’t somebody think of the kitties?

        • james_from_cambridge

          Why? My kitty’s fav food next to tuna was chicken and he lived to be 22.

          • TampaDink

            I’ve always been told that poultry bones are prone to splintering, which can cause internal bleeding in smaller animals.

          • james_from_cambridge

            Then we lucked out ’cause he loved chewing on bones too, until he lost most of his teeth due to old age…

    • Chucktech

      Gee, I dunno, as long as they keep that disgusting business in their home or church, I guess it’s OK. But when they puff up and quack about it and wear it on their sleeves and think they can beat up anyone they hate? Fuck ’em. Off to the lions.

    • james_from_cambridge

      This madness is a religious matter, yes, and it’s also clearly a regional matter. As I said in a different thread, the only thing that will save our Republic from the Christian-Sharia crowd, is a coordinated nuclear strike on the deep South.

      • raybob

        California is not the deep south …

  • SFBruce

    The image of the “Sodomite Suppression Act” cuts off paragraphs g and h, which are especially juicy since paragraph f actually authorizes vigilantism and g invalidates any law recognizing LGBT people as human:

    f) The state has an affirmative duty to defend and enforce this law
    as written, and every member of the public has standing to seek its
    enforcement and obtain reimbursement for all costs and attorney’s fees in so doing, and further, should the state persist in inaction over 1 year after due notice, the general public is empowered and deputized to execute all the provisions hereunder extra-judicially, immune from any charge and indemnified by the state against any and all liability.

    g) This law shall be known as “The Sodomite Suppression Act” and be numbered as section 39 in Title 3 of the Penal Code, pertaining to offences against the sovereignty of the state. The text shall be prominently posted in every public school classroom. All laws in conflict with this law are to that extent invalid.

    • Paula

      They can’t even imagine the deviltry that I could get up to. 😉

    • Dave

      ” . . . indemnified by the state against any and all liability.”

      You know what that means? If a vigilante is sued, the state will cover any judgment against them. But who would sue? In this guy’s fantasy universe, an actual sodomite would have no claim. The only people who arguably might be able to sue would be non-sodomites who were wrongfully attacked or killed by vigilantes. So not only does he want to execute all gay people, but he wants to make it possible for citizens to shoot straight people in the head and then be exempt from legal liability.

      • Man_in_the_mists

        And with the beauty of unintended consequences, we could shoot all the gay haters. Because, as we all know, the most obsessed homophobes are secretly gay.

    • Ted.OR

      heh heh … You said “Penal” … heh heh

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Penal & Anis would be a good band name.

        • TampaDink

          If Anis is a good name for a boy, his twin sister would be named Anisette, naturally.

    • BuffaloDan

      >>”All laws in conflict with this law are to that extent invalid.”

      Wait. So it’s illegal _not_ to kill sodomites? Oh, that does make this better.
      (Also, since I’m under SFBruce, can that make me a sodomite, right here, at my own desk? Yay!)

    • thevofl

      “…should the state persist in inaction over 1 year after due notice, the general public is empowered and deputized to execute all the provisions hereunder extra-judicially, immune from any charge and indemnified by the state against any and all liability.”

      Um, did I just see Scott Lively touch Tony Perkins and get aroused? This law would give me the supreme power now to end that little love fest once and for all.

    • zhera

      Does California have a hate crime law? Would this insanity be categorized as a hate crime?

      /I have no clue about Cali laws.

  • Bared Bear

    somebody has been eating too many bananas with kirk cameron.

  • Mason

    Obviously, this will never go anywhere and it may well be a hoax. HOWEVER, the damage is already done. You and I and every gay kid out there that sees this may brush it off and joke about it, but it’s another little reminder how much people hate us for who we are. Another day and another assault on our sense of self worth. Another little cut that stings. Yes, many people face much worse every day of their lives, but it’s important to recognize that this sort of thing hurts, too. Acknowledge that hurt, however small, so you can overcome it.

  • thevofl

    A few questions: What about men butt fucking women; aren’t they sodomites? Does jerking off to two male hookers I paid for count as sodomy—for me? If I wear gloves to jack off trucker dick in a seedy rest area, I wouldn’t be touching it; is that a glorious loophole I can exploit? If I am the center of attention of a bakkake party in Reno, do I have to wash off the Krispy Kreme glazing before returning to California?

    I think these are fair questions to ask.

    • OrliJoe in Fla

      Very valid questions. The hookers, were they having a BOGO that day?

      • oikos

        The courts will have to decide those, the great questions of our day. 🙂

        • Bad Tom

          See, this is why trials should be televised.

    • Jeremy Thomas Porta

      I love the way your mind works.

    • Jeff D

      I believe the only loophole is using one of those gripper things you use to pick stuff up off the floor to touch a person of the same sex for sexually gratifying purposes.

      You’ll want the kind with the rubber bumpers on the tips.

    • clay

      And you are thinking further than MO was when they wrote an anti-sodomy statute so strict it out-lawed male nurses from catheterizing male patients, female nurses aides from wiping female clients.

    • Jonty Coppersmith

      Yep heterosexual butt fucking is sodomy, oral sex, etc.
      Damn, I want some hot donuts now.

      • TampaDink

        I think that any sex act that cannot possibly result in pregnancy qualifies as sodomy.
        Birth control users, masturbaters, those who commit sex acts beyond the age of fertility or with a sterile partner, & those instances with failure to complete ejaculation are all fine examples of straight sodomy.

        • OrliJoe in Fla

          Uh-oh, my friend Eydie and her husband are in a heap of trouble!

    • james_from_cambridge

      Yes.
      No.
      Yes.
      Yes or off with your head! And it’s bukkake. A lot of sluts have worked very hard to make that word respectable and part of our national vocabulary so please spell it right!

      • thevofl

        OMG. I have been having a horrible time spelling “bukkake” correctly. My auto correct keeps wanting to substitute “backache”

        • james_from_cambridge

          I should have known. Damn auto correct!

          • thevofl

            Believe me, I would rather have a bukkake over a backache. 🙂

  • Stev84

    Probably not too hard to get this on the ballot.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    For some reason the wasted two hundred bucks is the most troublesome part.

  • Paula

    If your dog is the giver of liberty and freedom, why does he control everything about you?

    • Bad Tom

      He is a very, very bad dog.

  • JJS_prime

    The haters will be joyous over this piece of crackpottery.

  • lymis

    I hope they copied SCOTUS. Because, no animus and perfectly capable of getting our civil equality through normal legislative channels, right?

  • Dagoril

    I almost want to see it on the ballot. The process by which they determine whether or not SC Justices are “sodomistic” would be lush.

    • JJS_prime

      No. Mormon and Catholic lies and money just might get passed.

    • clay

      I hear it has something to do with the shape of the anus, though, oddly, not the penis.

  • LovesIrony

    19744 Beach Blvd # 219

    Huntington Beach, CA 92648
    Office: 949-285-7902

    • TampaDink

      Apparently that address is inside of a FedExOffice store in a strip mall.

      • LovesIrony

        but the phone number works

        • TampaDink

          For now.

  • RJ Tremor

    They actually went there. I… *Walks away, headshaking*

  • Bill

    Does anyone know whether in CA petitions for an initiative are made public if the initiative does not qualify for the ballot? Obviously, he is not going to get many signatures but it would be really interesting to see who signs.

  • Bill T.

    This little ditty needs a full court press of media coverage. I want to know what this ass clown looks like.

    • oikos
      • Bill T.

        There is no photo of McLaughlin at your link.

        • oikos

          You mentioned it needed press coverage and this is the contact info for the local media.

          • Bill T.

            A little clarity goes a long way.

          • oikos

            Sorry I’ve been working on something tedious all day, clarity is in short supply today.

          • Bill T.

            No harm. No foul.

  • Just because…

    • Todd20036

      You had me at cake. The sodomy was icing on the twink.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        What’s better ,twink on a cake or cake on a twink ?

        • OrliJoe in Fla

          I’ll take one of each, please.

        • Just gimme the cake, I’ll use the twink for a toothpick later.

  • Paula

    Oh Matt, STFU before somebody nails you up to your garage door.

  • SpiderPIG

    Will they come up with 366K fake signatures?

    • Phil in Colorado

      I’m wondering about any REAL ones they come up with…. scary

      • SpiderPIG

        20K people voted for Scott Lively as MA Governor, so…
        Plenty of crazies out there.

      • MBear

        …and will they be public information? heh

        everyone who signs should be investigated by the FBI, IMO

        Edit: cuz terrorists

    • William

      To the library out of town phone book section!

    • james_from_cambridge

      Mostly, yes, it’ll be filled with fake signatures. These religious fuckheads wouldn’t know the truth if it shot a load on their face. And the few signatures they actually manage to get will be because they lie to the signatories, telling them it’s to save the environment or something else designed to appeal to California voters. They’ve done things like this before. They are loathsome and evil, every single one of them!

  • hdtex

    Every eleven years or so McLaughlin takes a break from helping his sister Sara write sad songs and does some lawyering.

    • Dave

      I think he works with Michele Shocked nowadays.

    • TampaDink

      He cannot be resting in the arms of the angels soon enough.

  • SoCalVet

    would love to see a photo of this person. His neighbors probably know who he is…it’s hard to hide that kind of crazy.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      That sounds like the perfect task for some very talented flying monkeys.

  • Robert Rhea

    With a fine of 1 Million dollars, this sounds like it was written by Dr. Evil’s zealot brother – Dr. Batshit

  • Lawerence Collins

    Humph! I thought those good, righteous Benham brothers said that there was no reason for a law protecting us.
    Then there’s these

  • Ron Robertson

    May he get what he wants to give.

  • PLAINTOM

    Memo to SCOTUS : Heightened scrutiny now !!!!!!

  • Bill

    UPDATE: Robert Oscar Lopez has said that this initiative, while well intentioned, is too extreme. If the method of execution is changed to lethal injection, he may throw his support behind it.

  • Jeff D

    Love the “bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.”

    It’s so thoughtful of him to want to make it convenient. I just hate it when guy has to kill a bunch of people and it’s inconvenient… which it almost always is… I mean, it’s so messy. And who has time these days?

    As for requiring the Judges not be sodomites: It is clear that if the Judges are all Straight, then the court would be biased it the opposite direction. That means the only thing left is a CA Supreme Court packed with bisexuals. And I don’t think that will bas easy as this guy thinks.

    • Mark

      Kinda surprised he wasn’t calling for beheadings like the jihad john or whatever his name is…..these people are fucking insane!!

    • Tor

      No mention of a trial?

      • Bad Tom

        Apparently, they are now unnecessary.

  • SoCalVet
  • MC

    The State Bar of California web site lists a Matthew Gregory McLaughlin in Huntington Beach that was admitted in 1998. But, then again, Orly Taitz is a member of the California Bar.

    • Xuuths

      Someone has to be the worst lawyer passing the bar.

      Of course, it does explain why nobody allows correspondence course attorneys any longer. Oily Taint got hers that way.

      • clay

        By the way, the reason Liberty University has gotten so big is its on-line classes.

        • William

          Can I learn to be a rocket scientist from home?

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Sally Struthers had a complete list once, ranging from veterinary technician to washer of plates.

          • William

            Yes, I wanted to learn Gun Repair.

          • clay

            I don’t know, but you can probably get a piece of parchment that says you have.

          • Bad Tom

            Yes. But your rockets will always explode on launch.
            Just remember:
            FLASH! Duck and cover.

          • William

            My rockets explode on the drawing board.

          • Bad Tom

            POLICE: Drop your weapon!
            WILLIAM: I only have a sketch pad.
            POLICE: Drop it!!!
            WILLIAM: OK.
            BOOM!

  • Larry Gist

    To me this is actually refreshing. I WANT these people to do this crap as much as their heart desires. It shows the rest of the world how much hatred is truly in their hearts.

  • Tor

    Damn, I’d sign that petition in a hot flash. I’d love to see that discussion get some light of day.

  • rextrek1

    sodomy- any and all sex that’s NOT PP to VaJJ missionary intercourse —- ALL other forms of sex ARE SODOMY – …so lots of heteros are GONNA DIE!

    • William

      Sodomy and Buggery are not the same thing. While all buggery is sodomy, all sodomy is not buggery.

  • MAP

    McLaughlin “may” be a member of NOM or “could” be associated with hate group FRC…just sayin’.

  • Xuuths

    Nutjob doesn’t even get the biblical references correct. What a surprise — NOT!

  • TampaDink

    I wonder if Matt McLaughingstock thinks that the $200 fee he paid is the equivalent of a hunting license. He needs to be watched closely.

  • William

    Incorrect spelling of Gomorrah -10.

    • J Ascher

      Penalty: one year of gonorrhea.

      • William

        And a double helping of crabs.

  • TheManicMechanic

    This is no better a demonstration of extreme animus, and I hope it actually gets set in motion. Since the petition signatures are a matter of public record, I hope those who sign this get placed on a very public list of people harboring extremist hatred.

  • bambinoitaliano

    It’s not stupid, it’s terrorism! Drone him!!

  • ETownCanuck

    When does this bullshit end?

    • clay

      Ooooh, they should do that as a connect-the-dots, so the fundies, themselves would be guilty of drawing it.

  • MBear

    “sodomistic propaganda”
    *giggle*

  • John

    How afraid are the nut cases, anyways? It’s always about fear of God’s wrath. If you are living in fear of your God, perhaps you should pick a different God.

  • RLK2

    Seriously what is wrong with someone that actually would submit something like this. This is pathological actually. Does he serious think God would even side with him on something like this? I just don’t get it. Still, we need to go after these fucks and destroy them!

    • TampaDink

      Unresolved homosexual desires & an acute case or self-loathing.

      • Bad Tom

        I suspect tertiary syphilis.

        • TampaDink

          Probably that too.

  • Ninja0980

    The closer we got to marriage equality in NY, the uglier the threats against the LGBT community became.
    I fully expect to see that happen nationwide as we closer to a ruling for equality.

  • Todd E.

    he seems nice….

  • Davidjs

    As God hasn’t done anything yet on the level of Sodom and Gomorrah to express his displeasure, it probably means that He either doesn’t exist or that He doesn’t give two fucks about the matter.

    • kevin vincent

      Sodom had nothing to do with homosexuality anyway, the Fundies always ignore Ezekiel 16:49-50

      • clay

        and pretty much every other Biblical reference, including those put into the mouth of Jesus.

  • Jeff Breeze

    and tell me WHY again is it a good idea for these walking case studies to be allowed to roam free?

  • Larry Larson

    The holier-than-thou types decided to stop hiding behind their “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” nonsense.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    ” ….be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method ”

    Don’t they do that already ?

  • Can we put a ban on public displays of religion? We aren’t forcing them from practicing it, we’d just be keeping them from forcing it down our throats by having to witness it. I’ll even be reasonable about the fine: Exile to Elba.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Soooooo…we’ll be able to get married in CA but could be put to death for it?!

    • JoeNCA

      And if the state doesn’t do it, your neighbor can. Good times.

      • Bad Tom

        And the neighbor can be reimbursed for their vigilante expenses!

    • zhera

      ‘Shotgun wedding’ gets a new meaning.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    If he were truly serious about this there would be mention of cakes and flowers.

    • TampaDink

      I demand cakes & flowers at my state sanctioned execution.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Something tells me lady Barronelle would have no problem taking your order.

        • TampaDink

          I think you might be wrong. She’d be “participating” in a gay event.

  • Dana Chilton

    haha… what an idiot. It reads like the person has absolutely no idea how laws and propositions are written. The last part reminds of of the Texas bill that prevents sate workers from recognizing marriage. “no judge shall…blah blah blah” …

  • Macbill

    Seems reasonable. How about hetero-sodomites? Does your wife die if she should blow you, or do you both die?

  • perversatile

    ”Ohhhh-
    My brain cell has a first name it’s
    j-u-s-teee,
    my brain cell has a second name it’s
    o-n-eeee”

  • Darrell

    Of course he’s from Huntington Beach: Land of the Neo-Nazis.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Really? Surf City USA? There are a couple of audio production job openings there that I am considering applying for. Say it isn’t so!

      • clay

        Well, there the movie “Surf Nazis Must Die” must have been inspired from something.

      • Darrell

        Oh, yeah. The OC Register published an article about it. Who knows the exact accuracy of the article, but I know several people from Huntington Beach/OC and it’s something many of them have mentioned. I’ve personally never had any problems there, though, but maybe that’s because I’m half white. http://www.ocregister.com/articles/white-374363-orange-county.html

  • PiperPine

    I’m wondering how many people will sign this without understanding what this is and how many names it would actually garner.
    That said this person has to be doing performance art this is just silly.

    • clay

      But (as he should have learned from Houston), If he doesn’t provide the actual text, the petition’s not going anywhere.

  • KarenAtFOH

    Lawrence v. Texas. That is all.

  • Sean

    My second amendment rights dare those mentally diseased, blood thirsty Nazi savages to try march me into their concentration camps.

  • JCF

    Looking on the bright side, that’s $200 less towards ammo for the “extra-judicial executions” he envisions.

    Scary. Truly, “Get The Net”.

  • anne marie in philly

    what the everlovin’ fuck is THIS shit? howsabout we put the author of this crap to death instead?

    • Bad Tom

      Let’s put it to a vote!
      Seems fair, right?

  • Well….I hope he enjoyed paying the $200 filing fee…a bit of attention from everyone pointing and laughing is all he is going to get for it.

  • canoebum

    After Dana Loesch this morning, and now this, seeing how tomorrow will be a slow work day, maybe I’ll clean and oil my firearms, just to make sure they’re in good working order. These “Christians” are getting restless in their eagerness to show how much “God” loves everybody.

  • Mark

    and I wonder where all those fair and compassionate religious leaders have gone? N’ary a single utterance from the lot of them.

    This idiot knows he has zero chance of getting on a ballot – but that $200 will be his claim to martydom – and you can bet the RWNJ’s will funnel him a reimbursement. I’m hoping the national news will pick this up and broadcast his hate from sea to shining sea.

  • CletusBeauregard

    Jeez, dude, come out of the closet already.

  • Charlie

    It would be very interesting to see the names of the people who sign this. This will howl that they are being discriminated against because people might boycott their businesses.but they want to kill people who are gay.

  • TexPlant

    that christian love just gives me the warm fuzzies

  • Blake J Butler

    Let the witch hunt commence!!!

  • Reality.Bites

    This will never get to the signature gathering phase. Neglected in the summary of steps is…

    Before initiative proponents may gather signatures, the Attorney General prepares an official title and summary for the proposed law, and the California Legislative Analyst’s Office submits a report on its estimated fiscal effects. The Legislative Analyst’s Office has 25 working days after receiving the final version of the proposed measure to prepare its report, and the Attorney General has 15 days after receiving these fiscal estimates to write the title and summary.

    You can’t have a ballot initiative whose intent is beyond California’s legislative powers. For example, one that breaks away from the United States or annexes Oregon. The Supreme Court has ruled that criminalization of homosexual conduct is unconstitutional. Period.

  • John T

    And you can be sure that every Christian who signs the petition will whine like a baby when they find out that their signature is public record, and publishing their name is “oppressing their religious freedom” and/or “has a chilling effect on free speech.”

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Doesn’t surprise me in the least. And if the GOP get control of the House, the Senate and the Presidency you can bet there will be Constitutional Amendments banning Gay Marriages and all Gay rights. They’re headed that way now.

  • Steven Leahy

    Spoken like a true closeted self-hating homosexual.

    NOBODY obsesses that much about people and things that don’t affect them, unless they have something to hide.

  • Octavio

    I understand that the California mormons are all over this.

  • Halou

    Put this to the ballot regardless.
    I want it on official record so the world can see that Americans are not so mindlessly retarded as to accept the dictates of religious extremists, and maybe tooling ourselves up with demographic facts to properly confront the likes of Scott Lively, Paul Cameron, Tony Perkins, and so on.

  • Gene Perry

    Where do I sign? Love to see this one on the ballot (and love to see the whacko Xtians spend piles of money on hopelessly trying to get it passed!)

  • NMNative

    What a sad, unhappy, miserable person this must be. Maybe if some big butch top daddy shoved a great big dick up his ass, he’d come out of his self loathing closet and become human. Always made me feel better.

  • Edmund Allin

    Just wondering. Is it sodomistic or sodomistical?

  • db839

    VI. Thou Shalt Not Kill

  • Queequeg

    It is clearly motivated by hate and does not belong on an official government site, even if it is an actual bill.
    SCOTUS, are you observing the obvious animus?

  • lorenzophil

    This guys picture needs to be plastered all over California as well as the rest of the country. We will see how happy is life becomes.