Deplorable ignorance: Wyoming Senator Lynn Hutchings defends the death penalty because Jesus was executed, and without the death penalty, “Jesus Christ would not have been able to die to absolve the sins of mankind.”
Earlier this week a bill abolishing the death penalty in Wyoming was defeated by the state Senate. The progressive bill passed in the state House, as well as a Senate legislative committee, but it was defeated on the Senate floor.
One of the bill’s opponents, GOP Senator Lynn Hutchings, “argued that without the death penalty, Jesus Christ would not have been able to die to absolve the sins of mankind, and therefore capital punishment should be maintained.”
The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and me. I’m grateful to him for our future hope because of this. Governments were instituted to execute justice. If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.
That’s right, Republican Senator Lynn Hutchings believes the death penalty is a good thing because Jesus was executed. And if it’s good enough for Jesus – well you know the rest.
Hutchings is an idiot. But she is also a dangerous, hateful idiot. Earlier this week Hutchings compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia while speaking to members of the Cheyenne Central High School Gay-Straight Alliance.
According to reports, Hutchings made the following statement to the high school students:
If my sexual orientation was to have sex with all of the men in there and I had sex with all of the women in there and then they brought their children and I had sex with all of them and then brought their dogs in and I had sex with them, should I be protected for my sexual orientation?
Her remarks are despicable. It’s always ignorant and wrong to compare homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia, but to do so in front of some gay and bisexual high school students is cruel beyond imagination.
Indeed, many are calling on Hutchings to resign after her hateful and dishonest remarks to the group of high school students.
For example, Wyoming Democratic Party Chairman Joe Barbuto issued the following statement:
Sen. Hutchings’s comments are indefensible, insensitive, and repugnant. Her remarks were not appropriate for any audience, but that she said this to children is especially revolting. It shows a clear lack of good judgment. Senate District 5 deserves a Senator who they can trust to behave and speak in a manner that upholds the dignity of the office and reflects an understanding that every person deserves to be treated with respect. Lynn Hutchings is now incapable of providing that level of representation. She must resign immediately.
Hutchings is a first-term senator and a former House member who is not afraid to use her religious superstition to terrorize and demean high school students, or justify the execution of criminals.
Surprise: She also claims to be “pro-life.”
Bottom line: Wyoming Senator Lynn Hutchings defends the death penalty because “if it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.”