I guess bigotry is going to be the theme today. First Larry Pratt says Gun Owners of America is a Muslim-free zone and now I have an attorney that wants to make it legal to murder homosexuals:
An attorney from Huntington Beach, McLaughlin in late February spent $200 to propose a ballot measure that authorizes the killing of gays and lesbians by “bullets to the head,” or “any other convenient method.”
McLaughlin’s “Sodomite Suppression Act” now is testing the limits of free speech and raising the question: Why can’t the state’s initiative process screen out blatantly illegal ideas?
The Legislature’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus wrote a letter to the State Bar, asking for an investigation into McLaughlin’s fitness to practice law. More than 3,800 people signed a petition to State Bar President Craig Holden asking that McLaughlin lose his law license for advocating to “legalize the murder” of gays and lesbians.
The petition requests McLaughlin be disbarred for advocating to legalize murdering homosexuals. One could make an argument that McLaughlin has the right to free speech and this is merely an exercise of that right. However I see another reason for disbarring McLaughlin. I believe an attorney, in order to be considered competent, should demonstrate knowledge of legal matters. For example, an attorney should know what the legal definition of sodomy is. Sodomy, legally, is any act of anal or oral sex. But McLaughlin’s proposed law, which has sodomy in the title, is targeted specifically at homosexuals.
If McLaughlin doesn’t even understand the legal definition of sodomy yet feels inclined to write a law with sodomy in the title then he probably shouldn’t be practicing law. I’d also point out that he’s a fucking asshole but that’s never prevented anybody from practicing law.