Hulton Archive/Illustration by Jorge Rivas

A California lawyer has proposed an initiative that puts all other anti-gay laws to shame.

Matt McLaughlin, of Orange County, wants Californians to vote on a proposition that would punish anyone that touches someone of the same gender for “sexual gratification” with “death by bullets to the head, or by any other convenient method.”

McLaughlin, 45, says he’s doing this because he doesn’t want God thinking he’s “tolerating-wickedness in our midst.” Never mind that the U.S. Supreme Court banned sodomy laws in 2003.

The proposed “Sodomite Suppression Act"  will undoubtedly go nowhere. Still, McLaughlin has created some wonderful literature.

Here’s a bit of the lunacy from the "Sodomite Suppression Act:"

McLaughlin definitely doesn’t like gay people having sex.

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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If you participate in “sodomistic propaganda directly or indirectly”  you’re in trouble too.

Every offender shall be fined $1 million per occurrence, and/or imprisoned up to 10 years, and/or expelled from the boundaries of the state of California for up to life.

No sodomites in office.

No person shall serve in any public office, nor serve in public employment, nor enjoy any public benefit, who is a sodomite or who espouses sodomistic propaganda or who belongs to any group that does.

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If law enforcement doesn’t enforce the law then the general public can shoot the gays.

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.

Finally, if this law conflicts with any other law, then whatever.

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

With the right amount of money, any Californian can campaign to get the required number of votes to launch a proposition. In 1994 Californians passed Proposition 187 that would have banned undocumented immigrants from using any public services, including libraries. The law ultimately saw its demise in the courts. In 2008, Californians voted in support of Prop. 8, the initiative that denied same-sex couples the right to marry and that’s still in the courts.

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McLaughlin has an unsuccessful record. In 2004 he introduced the “King James Bible as Textbook” initiative that would have allowed English teachers to use the bible as a literary text.