The Book of Leviticus has gathered gays and straights together on the topic of God’s laws on abominations. Since there are no hierarchy of abominations, Leviticus considers homosexuality on an equal footing- or” fin or scale” – eating shellfish! paula.
Matt McLaughlin, a “Christian” activist filed a ballot initiative in the state of California. If passed, it would create a ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ – which would “instil’ or FORCE Biblical values by introducing THE DEATH PENALTY for homosexual acts. Wow, a similar state to the Muslim countries where the death penalty exists for homosexuals. I am sure that someone will look at the expenses of a trial and execution – and simply adopt an ISIS measure to throw them from high buildings or cliffs. Matt is a lawyer and Christian, so what can I write…..? Matt is basing his belief on a 3,500-year-old text that was written at a time when many people started a fire by striking flints or rubbing sticks together. However, Matt is basing his law on Leviticus 20:13 which states: “If a man also lies with a man, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death”
Enter into the death filled arena is pro-gay activist Joe Decker of San Jose, California. He has has filed a counter-initiative based on the same part of the Bible – titled the ‘Shellfish Suppression Act‘. He quotes Leviticus 11:12 states: “Whatsoever has no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.”
The proposed ‘Shellfish Suppression Act’ states: “Shellfish are a monstrous evil that Almighty God, giver of freedom and liberty, commands us in Leviticus to suppress. They also smell bad.
“Any person who willingly consumes or sells shellfish is guilty of a felony, and shall be fined $666 thousand per occurrence, and/or imprisoned up to 6 years, 6 months, and 6 days.”
paula here: 666 is a Biblical number of ‘the beast’ in Revelations (part of the New Testament). It refers to the devil or Satan and it has echoes of the “End of the World.”
The Intolerant Jackass Act.
I have no idea what is in the mind of Matt McLaughlin when he introduced his Sodomy Suppression Act, but he is getting publicity, albeit negative and even humorous reactions. (Discrimination and hatred are never laughing matters, but it is certainly an attempt by pro-gay activists to make him appear stupid, ignorant and dangerous.
It states: “Any person, herein known as an ‘Intolerant Jackass’, who brings forth a ballot measure that suggests the killing of gays and/or lesbians, whether this measure is called the Sodomite Suppression Act or is known by some other name, shall be required to attend sensitivity training for at least three (3) hours per month for twelve (12) consecutive months.”
paula here: Again, I am reading into the numbers, even if they are not intended.
(3) equals the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit) and the (12) might be the twelve disciples who were to set out (after the death of Jesus) and to preach a Gospel (Good News) of the love of God, love of neighbour and love of self. The ‘three loves” (3) again, is how to enter the Kingdom of God (words of Jesus in Parable of the Good Samaritan).
Likelihood of Passing?
Each initiative would have to receive 5% of the voters or around 350,000 people. Most critics state these initiatives would not get the numbers. If this is the case, then the lawyer, Matt McLaughlin, was just stirring up hatred – which should be a crime.