Behold, the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” California’s Very Own “Kill the Gays” Bill

Thanks, Uganda.

In California, a Christian activist named Matt McLaughlin is trying to put a domestic version of Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill on the ballot for the next state election. Two qualifications to get to that stage are that a $200 filing fee must be paid (done), and that more than 360,000 supporting petition signatures must be submitted (good luck).

The aim of McLaughlin’s ballot initiative is not only to punish any sexual touching between same-sex partners with, preferably, “bullets to the head,” but also to slap transmitters of “sodomistic propaganda” (such as, for instance, all the pro-gay-rights writers at Patheos) with fines of one million dollars per occurrence — plus, potentially, ten years in jail.

See for yourself:

a) The abominable crime against nature known as buggery, called also sodomy, 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.

b) 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.

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Pakistan Arrests Hundreds of Parents for Not Vaccinating Their Children Against Polio

I want parents to vaccinate their children.

I’m all for blocking unvaccinated kids from attending public school.

But when it comes to pushing parents to vaccinate their children, this strikes me as going a *little* too far…:

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After County Votes to Put Up “In God We Trust” Sign, Atheist Petitions to Put Up “In Dissenters We Believe” Sign

For weeks now, I’ve been writing about how Clark County (Washington) officials have gone back and forth over a plan to put up an “In God We Trust” sign in city hall. A few days ago, they decided to vote in favor of the sign, much to the chagrin of church/state separation advocates.

George Thomas left last week’s meeting before the vote took place, but he has since written up a petition to put up a second sign on the wall (emphases his):

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At CPAC, Dr. Gina Tells Dave Silverman He Doesn’t Have “Any Right” To Call Christianity a Myth

“A reliable source of truth… a voice of clarity, wisdom and understanding about [the] issues,”

remarked Todd Akin about WorldNetDaily columnist and Tea Party co-founder Dr. Gina Loudon (I’m appending the title because she likes to go by Dr. Gina).

Her impeccable credentials thus established, let’s take a quick look at what Ms. Loudon has to say about the presence at CPAC of American Atheists president Dave Silverman. CPAC is the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The footage below, which we hadn’t posted before, is from last year, when CPAC organizers told American Atheists, after first accepting their money and promising them a booth, that they weren’t welcome after all (the money was returned; this year, though, AA had an official presence at CPAC).

In 2014, Silverman stuck around anyway, working the place like a professional gadfly.

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Kansas Senate Approves Bill That Criminalizes Teaching Material Deemed “Harmful to Minors”

The Kansas State Senate on Wednesday passed S.B. 56, with twenty-six Republican senators supporting the measure, and six Republicans and eight Democrats opposing. The bill is ostensibly designed to protect students by making it illegal to display or present material that is “harmful to minors,” such as pornography. But the broad categorizations and vague language [Read More…]