With the frustrating realization that California Attorney General Kamala Harris may not be able to do anything to stop a ballot initiative that aims to execute gay people with “bullets to the head,” one California activist has found a brilliant way to troll Matt McLaughlin, the creator of the murderous and bigoted “Sodomite Suppression Act” (link goes to the entire PDF of this insane initiative).
Activist Christina Laws has ponied up the $200 fee and filed her own ballot initiative, and dubbed it the “Intolerant Jackass Act.” In her proposal, Laws says that an “intolerant jackass” is “any person who brings forward a ballot measure that suggests the killing of gays or lesbians.”
The act would require people who violate it to donate $5,000 to a pro-gay or pro-lesbian organization or non profit, as well as attend three days of sensitivity training each month for a year. Brilliant, eh? Now this is something I could get behind becoming law.
One of the best parts about the Intolerant Jackass Act is that its language mirrors that of McLaughlin’s Sodomite Suppression Act. It is a complete parody, using his own words and legalese against him. See part of the Intolerant Jackass Act in the Image below:
Now, Laws says, in an interview with Slate.com, that she is well aware that her initiative will not become law. She is simply out to make a point:
The only way to counter [the Sodomite Suppression Act] is … to let people know that most people in California don’t agree with something as incendiary and hateful as what this one attorney proposed.
We have a very open-minded state and country. This is one guy, and there are millions of us who do not agree with this.
Of course this is true. Even most homophobes don’t want to actively kill LGBT people. Intolerant though their views may be, McLaughlin has taken his hate to a whole other level. Laws is right. Most people are not like this. Her trolling is absolutely brilliant, and I sincerely hope that she will continue to consider it to be $200 well spent.