Friday, September 18, 2015

Just One Of Many

Via Raw Story:

A mayoral candidate in a small Charlotte suburb wants to “eradicate” homosexuality and throw LGBT people in jail, the Kings Mountain Herald reports.

Eugene Holmes, who is running for mayor of Kings Mountain, says he doesn’t want to be mayor, but he’s running because of his anti-gay views. He views Kentucky clerk Kim Davis as something of a role model.

“In my administration I would do just like Mrs. Davis did in Kentucky,” Holmes said. “If you elect me, I’ll uphold the law of the state of North Carolina. I would get the D.A. to swear out a warrant on any man who says he’s gay. Sodomy is a crime, a felony in the state of North Carolina.”

Holmes said he’s a member of the Church of God and also the Promise Keepers, a men’s religious organization.

“What’s wrong with eradicating homosexuals? We should jail them, throw them all in jail!” Holmes told the Herald.

A couple of notes for Mr. Holmes: they tried eradicating homosexuals in Europe a while back.  It didn’t work out so well.  Second, the Supreme Court tossed out sodomy laws a long time ago, and since they’re the Supreme Court, what they say goes.

I’m bothering to post this moment of sniveling bigotry not because it’s newsworthy but because I’m pretty sure that it’s what passes for normal in a lot of places other than North Carolina.

HT to NTodd.

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