‘Family’ Group Wants Death Penalty for Being Gay

The Family Research Institute, founded and run by deranged bigot Paul Cameron, has repeatedly endorsed Uganda’s brutal and unjust anti-gay law (currently on hold but still likely to be enforced soon). Now they’ve put out a statement saying that capital punishment is the correct punishment for “severe” homosexuality.

Not all sin warrants public laws against it. But many sins do, including many sexual sins. In the past, the Christian Church saw fit to lobby for public legal sanctions against fornication, rape, adultery, divorce, bestiality, incest, child molestation, etc. Some of those sanctions are still on the books and enforced, with little complaint (e.g., rape, child molestation). Until quite recently, homosexual activity also was illegal everywhere in the United States – in direct line with Christian influence – along with almost every other country.

But now under pressure from gay activists and the apathy of a modern Church which is frankly ignorant of the destructive consequences of homosexual behavior and eager to regard homosexuality as a kind of ‘victimless crime’ even if perhaps still sinful (similar to fornication, adultery, or divorce), American legal sanctions against homosexuality have been expunged and the race begun toward full gay marriage rights…

The historic Christian Church lobbied for laws against homosexual behavior, deeming it a personal and societal threat. Today, we should do no less. Depending on the severity of the homosexual offense, a fine, prison time or even capital punishment is warranted. The most important thing is to make it illegal, and thus keep those who fancy it (or seem addicted to it), off the streets, out of schools, with no ‘right’ to proselytize or advertise their preferences. (Current Russian law tries to do this without making the activity illegal; in most of the West, it must be made illegal first.)…

Indeed, if Uganda is to learn anything from us, it is to be harsh with those who choose to act on homosexual desires. Uganda, especially its boys, will suffer otherwise.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: fascism.

22 comments on this post.
  1. busterggi:

    If Christians were honest about biblical law they’d be burning down Red Lobsters and boycotting the clothing departments at Walmarts.

  2. grumpyoldfart:

    And it’s not just the nutters at the Family Research Institute who want it to happen. Hundreds of millions of Christians around the world are probably nodding their heads in agreement.

  3. Taz:

    The historic Christian Church lobbied for laws against homosexual behavior…

    When the different sects weren’t too busy killing each other.

  4. daved:

    What “family” is it that these people are supporting? The Manson Family? The Addams Family?

  5. eric:

    Thank the lord for honest and up front fundies. The best way to kill their own cause is to keep telling the federal government that they want to do this to stop sinning. You could hand these guys a bag of arguments, and they’d actively search around in the bag to find the least legally effective one.

    Though I will admit that I chuckled a bit thinking of what might count as “severe.” Leather chaps?

  6. democommie:

    I can picture Paul Cameron typing that screed, one handed, while he’s thinking:

    ” I HATEZ ‘Severe Homoseckz! I HATEZ menz with their rippling muscles, wearing all that strappy Nazi leather and their throbbing, massive 8″–no, No,NOOOO, TEN INCH COCKS, rammin’ their homotesticle agenda down my throat. Oh, my GOD, is that severe!”

  7. howardhershey:

    There are Biblical verses supporting the idea that is legitimate to kill witches and homosexuals. Why aren’t the “family” groups also supporting those Africans who kill the witches among them? Or maybe they do.

  8. Sastra:

    … the apathy of a modern Church which is frankly ignorant of the destructive consequences of homosexual behavior and eager to regard homosexuality as a kind of ‘victimless crime’ even if perhaps still sinful (similar to fornication, adultery, or divorce)…

    Once, years ago I responded to a Letter to the Editor which argued that the US Constitution was founded on the 10 Commandments. I pointed out that most of the Commandments were unconstitutional. A week later the original writer responded with a short rebuttal to the effect that it would be a good thing if people who cheated on their spouses were put in jail.

    How much you want to bet that in their minds fornication, adultery, and divorce are also ‘victimless’ crimes similar to homosexual behavior? Sin is sinful. One step at a time.

  9. raven:

    There are Biblical verses supporting the idea that is legitimate to kill witches and homosexuals.

    There are biblical verses supporting the killing of disobedient children, nonvirgin brides, apostates, heretics, atheists, adulterers, sabbath breakers, and false prophets,

    If you run the numbes, under biblical law, 297 million Americans would end up dead under a pile of rocks.

  10. otrame:

    @4
    I am deeply offended by your suggestion that the Addams family would support these evil bastards. The Addams’ are a very loving and accepting family who happen to be a little….weird. They do not deserve your insult. Shame on you.

  11. cptdoom:

    @democommie #6 – Although I normally hate the “if you’re anti-gay, you must be secretly gay yourself” accusations that are typically thrown at rightwing fundies, in the case of Cameron I think they are totally warranted. Any time he’s interviewed my gaydar goes off like crazy.

  12. ArtK:

    @ daved

    The Addams Family was actually one of the most stable, functional families on TV (or in the real world, for that matter.) If you strip away the ultra-goth trappings, they’re excellent role models for family dynamics.

  13. Gretchen:

    Sastra said:

    How much you want to bet that in their minds fornication, adultery, and divorce are also ‘victimless’ crimes similar to homosexual behavior?

    I don’t need to bet; it’s right there:

    But many sins do, including many sexual sins. In the past, the Christian Church saw fit to lobby for public legal sanctions against fornication, rape, adultery, divorce, bestiality, incest, child molestation, etc.

    All of us who do not remain virgins until marriage and remain married until we die are sexual sinners, and therefore criminal according to this mindset.

    That is, last I checked, nearly all of Americans. Sexual criminals.

  14. jnorris:

    I notice that Mr Cameron is not in the news for throwing the first stone. If he is so sure that his god wants homosexuals killed, then why hasn’t he tried killing any?

    BTW, Christians are why I own guns for self protection only.

  15. vmanis1:

    This is actually an excellent.development. Now, whenever one side in a court proceeding quotes Cameron or his institute, this quote can be brought in to discredit him.

  16. billdaniels:

    Cap’n Doom: Cameron once said something to about gay sex being so much better than heterosexual sex. How would he know that?

  17. caseyboucher:

    I’m interested in how they plan on defining “severe” homosexuality.

    I mean, I sleep exclusively with men, but my wardrobe could use some work. I know all of the lyrics to “Evita”, but I didn’t really like “42nd street”. I’ve got highlights in my hair, but only because a friend of mine offered to do it for free.

    I mean, I’m definitely guilty of homosexuality, but is it “severe” homosexuality?

    Just how gay is he talking here?

  18. dingojack:

    In the past, the Christian Church saw fit to lobby for public legal sanctions against fornication, rape, adultery, divorce, bestiality, incest, child molestation, etc. Some of those sanctions are still on the books and enforced, with little complaint (e.g., rape, child molestation).

    Firstly, rape and child molestation were considered crimes long, long before Mary got impregnated by god (adulterously you’ll notice). Secondly, if I were you, I wouldn’t be referring to Christian churches and child molestation in the same paragraph, let alone the same sentence.

    Dingo

  19. equisetum:

    “And they’ll know we are Christians by our . . . uh, how does the next part go?”

  20. kangxi:

    Some of those sanctions are still on the books and enforced, with little complaint (e.g., rape, child molestation). Until quite recently, homosexual activity also was illegal everywhere in the United States – in direct line with Christian influence – along with almost every other country.

    If Paul Cameron can’t see the difference between, on the one hand, rape & child molestation and, on the other, homosexuality, let me offer a word to guide him through this moral maze: consent.

  21. democommie:

    “BTW, Christians are why I own guns for self protection only.”

    Christians, you don’t really need to worry about. KKKristians, you might be justified in having some concern about. OTOH, those brave KKKristianist warriors are not likely going to bringing the swords. They’ll be sniping from the shrubs or building IED’s–they’re cowards–and against those threats, gunz are relatively impotent.

  22. Pierce R. Butler:

    Unfortunately, probably most of The Family agrees with Cameron.

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