Waste of Breath

Rottenecards_3711530_xd6br5b52tSpice is nice but Incest is Best’.

If they are going to do this rather sick and nasty act, I just wish they wore protection.

You know, put a raincoat on, prevent conception. Do not under any circumstance visit the products of their choice to keep it in the family on the rest of us.


Next up on the hit parade: Matt McLaughlin, Esq.

  1. 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 overthrewSodom and Gomorrah.
    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.
    c) No person shall distribute, perform, or transmit sodomistic propaganda directly or indirectly by any means to any person under the age of majority. Sodomistic propaganda is defined as anything aimed at creating an interest in or an acceptance of human sexual relations other than between a man and a woman. 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.
    d) 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.

An excerpt of McLaughlin’s proposed law:


There isn’t much I can say, is there? A member of the California Bar, an attorney in good standing who has paid $200.00 to get his monstrous proposal on the ballot, now all he needs is approximately 365,000 signatures and the voters of California will be able to say ‘Yea’ or ‘Nay’ to committing murder against their fellow citizens simply for being different.

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Really? Is this another acceptable form of free speech? Another hate filled, piece of religious terrorism in the making, protected under the First Amendment. Must we truly accept this as a people?  Where do we draw the line and say as a nation, hate speech, inciting murder, sanctioning / protecting bigotry is not okay.

As of 2014, California had a population of 38.8 million souls, do I think this Christian Terrorist can find 365,000 like-minded bigots to sign his petition and get this on the next ballot, I do. That is less than 1% of the total population; all the esteemed Mr. McLaughlin must do is make the effort to stand outside of some of the more Right-Winged crazy azzed churches on Sunday, hell, I would bet the preachers would help him collect the necessary signatures. He could contact one or many of the 57 Right Wing Hate groups currently known to be active in California, likely he could collect 1,000,000 signatures in short order. This, this is what I find frightening.

So yes, Matthew Gregory McLaughlin – #198329 is at the top of my list this week, I wish his parents had worn protection and prevented his conception. More to the point, I wish this nation as a whole gave a good damn about the rights of all citizens. I wish those who profess Christianity actually had a clue as to what that means and would say, “Hell the fuck no”, this is unacceptable, to this and all the others who spew their bigotry, violence and ugliness out there into the airwaves for those with a weak mind and twisted spirit to pick up and act on.


Added to my list this week because I think it is important:

Mike PenceMike Pence and the entire Indiana legislature for their attempt to provide legal coverage for bigotry.

Asa Hutchinson and the entire Arkansas legislature for their attempt to provide legal coverage for asa hutchinsonbigotry.

Other states are doing this under the guise of “Religious Freedom Restoration”, following the lead of these two. Religious Freedom Restoration, since when have Christians not had religious freedom? Oh yeah, in 1964 with the signing of the Civil Rights Act, White Americans could no longer use their Christianity to discriminate against American Citizens of Color, whether Black, Brown or other. Until 1967 those same Christians used the Bible to thump anti-miscegenation laws, preventing Blacks and Whites from marrying, though these laws covered a wide-range of mixed marriages they primarily focused on the descendants of slaves marrying into the purity of the White race. All of this, Jim Crow (separate but equal) and miscegenation were upheld with Biblical thumping from the pulpits across the United States.

KKK Church 1964

KKK Church 1964

So I ask, what is the difference between now and then? Now that these azzhat idiots are trying to pass laws making it legal to discriminate based on Religious beliefs, what is to prevent any of the following:

“No Muslims served here” => “No Muslims hired here”

10404259_1102898039737302_7061018286767804464_n“No Jews served here” => “No Christ Killers (Jews) hired here”

“No Blacks served here” => “No Latinos served here” => “No couples of mixed race served here”

“No single women without a male family member escort served here”

“No women hired here”  => “No women admitted for an education here”

“All women must be fully veiled to enter”

Hospitals who refuse to provide care to individuals because of race, religion, gender identify or sexual orientation. What if that is the only hospital for 50 miles, do those who are not White and Christian die?

Is this where we have come to? Is this really the depth to which we have sunk as a nation?

For me, I wish all of these dregs of humanity, every last single one of them would wake in the morning and have to live even one day as that which they fear, that which they hate. I wish they would have to walk one day in the shoes of and in the life of those they wish to disenfranchise. Perhaps if you stripped them of their all too obvious White Male Privilege for even just one damned day they would learn something of compassion and empathy, I doubt it but I am always and ever hopeful.

Comments

  1. Can you hear it Val? Whoa, there it goes again . That is the sound of my palm whacking my forehead.

  2. Amen!! We are definitely riding on the same wave. I have become so disgusted when these people claim to be Christian while acting out on their hate, animus, anger and bigotry. I hope that enough Californians sit on this guy. Those who signs on with McLaughlin needs to get all the press they deserve.

  3. I ask because I don’t know … Does Texas have a similar law to Indiana & Arkansas?

  4. Let us hope that this utter stupidity goes nowhere! I can’t imagine that it would be able to get on any ballot since it advocates killing people. Yet there are crazies out there who would take us back to the old days. The old ones may die off but I fear they are brainwashing some of the young. The only hope I see is for the young people that I see who are more tolerant. Wake up and vote!!!!!

    • They are indeed brainwashing the next generation and the one after that. It starts in the home.

      Unfortunately, if he gathers the signature on the ballot it goes. Despite the fact of murder. Can you imagine.

  5. So many miss the boat on what lies at the heart of these types of proposed legislation – discrimination based on fear and absolute ignorance – the sum of them represent an absolute reversal of progress. What’s next – re-segregation, reintroduction of Jim Crow? Folks who do not grasp the fundamental wrongness of this will one day find themselves OUTSIDE the door … yet again.

    • It is foundational, I do not understand why people don’t see it. Maybe when someone refuses to serve a White Christian based on their religious beliefs it will sink in.

  6. You’re more hopeful than I am on this subject, Valentine. Our only hope is for moderates and liberals to outnumber these ignorant, misdirected, selfish bigots and VOTE.

  7. Staggering. Val… all the more because I live in a country where it is a crime to promote hate, as I also think it is in England… sometimes I think it’s necessary to be draconian about banning the sort of thinking you’ve opened our eyes to, , so that toxic thinking doesn’t spread and poison other minds……
    Mind you, in our little backwater, it’s illegal to smack children or poison race relations, we have civil unions, women have had the vote for well over a hundred years, and wife-beating or other violence is not allowed !!!

    • Shockingly, we also have hate crime laws. Unfortunately we also have Free Speech protections and it seems we care more about hiding behind these than we do about consideration of the other. So despite evidence to the contrary, we allow this to continue, shrug our shoulders and carry on.

      It is a pitiful and terrible standard we set.

  8. Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

  9. It’s a crazy mixed up world
    my sweet friend… Hey Val I
    hope we are sharing Easter
    Eggs and Bunnies 😉 lol

    Have a happy weekend my dear friend 🙂

    Andro xxx

    • Doing neither since it is a holiday I don’t celebrate. Send me an e-mail and I will invite you privately to a new site.

      • Yes I will certainly do that my sweet friend and am now looking forward to seeing your new Space 🙂 Have fun today Val and we can still share some chocolate, it can be cookies or cake, I don’t mind as long as it’s delicious 😉 lol

        Andro xxx

  10. I always find it almost amusing that every single religious bigot shares the same beliefs regardless of what religion they follow they just word it differently and put down the other religions for the same things they believe themselves.

  11. People like that lack empathy and compassion. They just don’t get it. That the world doesn’t belong to only them. They are not the only one entitled to the pursuit of happiness. It’s not all about them. It’s about us. All of us living together on the only planet we have. Sigh.

  12. Val,
    I believe all who “HATE” will receive their vengeance in the end.

    Happy Easter, darling. xxxxxxxx

  13. Wow, when I first read that section of McLaughlin’s proposal you included, I thought I was reading some old statute from the 1800s. Then I saw the $1 million fine, and I thought that seemed a high number for the 19th century. Imagine my horror when I read on and saw this was a current day proposal. There are no words. Well, there are a lot of words to describe this hateful proposal, but I’m too polite to leave them in an online comment. But my mind is swimming with them. Ugh.

    • This Carrie is why I am so profoundly angry at those who defend these people and others like them. This is nothing but hate at its very worst and yet there are those who would shield. Hell, if this man gets 365,000 signature this goes on the CA ballot and gets voted upon.

      • Even if McLaughlin collects the signatures to put this on the ballot, I seriously doubt this will gather more than 5%-10% of the vote. Sure, a few years ago California voted (in close vote) to ban gay marriage, but voting for killing people for being gay – that’s a bridge way too far, unless you have to have some serious mental issues.
        But yes, let’s make this ballot a topic of discussion, if just for its value as an eye-opener as to what the Christian plan for gays is.
        I don’t agree with you on the First Amendment – even this speech falls under the protected speech umbrella, in my opinion. Now, if this guy would say “let’s kill gays” while giving out pitchforks and axes, that would be a different matter.

        • X – many people disagree with my position on this issue, I understand why. I am simply of the opinion that this falls under the ‘you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater’ standard. You can’t speak to incite, you can’t speak to cause grave harm. This, just like Phil Robertson and his rape and murder fantasy are inciting violence against a group of people. Someone may hear this and think, yeah that makes sense and may well pick up on it. Just like Timothy McVeigh did when he bombed Oklahoma, same standard.

  14. You’ve figured out the perfect punishment for these assholes. Wake up one day and find that you are what you loathe. Divine retribution.

    • Even if just for a day. I agree, perfect and horrifying for them.

      • Amen!! We are definitely riding on the same wave. I have become so disgusted when these people claim to be Christian while acting out on their hate, animus, anger and bigotry. I hope that enough Californians sit on this guy. Those who signs on with McLaughlin needs to get all the press they deserve.

        • I personally wish they would get less press. But then, it never ends does it?

          • I had just blogged on the issue of abortion and then I changed my mind. I’ve become so concerned about the similarity in rhetoric between the far right zealot Christians and the tea party folks. These peoples are acting like lemmings. You could almost make tea party, Christian right dolls so when you pull their strings, you can count on them to spout out the same talking points. Almost all the points at least can be said to serve their mutual purposes like being anti gay; pro life; disrespectful of the legitimate authority of our President by the spreading of innuendo, lies, slander; distortions; stressing their goal of ending government intrusion in the life of Americans which translates into reduction of taxes and/ or no new taxes; gerrymandering districts to favor the republicans; limiting qualified voters by requiring extra documentation like special photo voter ids; etc. The issues that could be said to be outside of their direct mutual interests would be the denial climate change despite ample scientific evidence proving otherwise; the barring at all costs of gun owners being required to undergo universal background check despite 92% of Americans and even the majority of NRA members approving this; and the “stand your ground” laws. For the last three issues, it would be the NRA and the oil industry which would benefit from stoking these talking points. To me it is also conceivable that these special interests would benefit from reinforcing the inflexible, intransigent, lemming type thinking of the far right, conservative Christian groups and the tea party republicans.This brings up the possibility that these types of special interests are funding the coffers of the Christian Churches and the far right tea party groups folks and this is why they appear to be so in sync, well funded, organized etc. To me, the thought that Christian pastors would help foster their type of hateful, selfish, self serving pattern of thinking is beyond sick, it is evil. I think that I need to do one of those follow the monies type blog.

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