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MT State Rep Calls For Gays Who ‘Recruit’ To Be Jailed For 10 Years

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Ken Peterson knows gay recruiting when he see it! (Which he hasn't.)

Fun times in Montana:

Fourteen years ago the Montana Supreme Court ruled that a state law criminalizing gay sex violates Montana’s constitution, yet the Montana Legislature has repeatedly failed to scrub the language, which places homosexuality in the same legal category as bestiality, from the books. This session’s effort, sponsored by Sen. Tom Facey, D-Missoula, died in a House committee last month after passage in the Senate.

The legislature’s inaction was not, it turns out, another non-priority falling off the too-long to-do list. Rather, it’s homophobic lawmakers subtly suggesting that homosexual acts should still be outlawed, the Supreme Court—and equal rights in general—be damned. In fact, at least one lawmaker, Rep. Ken Peterson, R-Billings, an attorney, argues that the archaic law may still apply in certain situations.

Which situations? According to Peterson, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, there are at least two prosecutable offenses—felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. One is the “recruitment” of non-gays. “Homosexuals can’t go out into the heterosexual community and try to recruit people, or try to enlist them in homosexual acts,” Peterson says. He provides an example: “‘Here, young man, your hormones are raging. Let’s go in this bedroom, and we’ll engage in some homosexual acts. You’ll find you like it.'” Peterson hasn’t actually seen this happen, he says, because “I don’t associate with that group of people at all… I’ve associated with mainstream people all my life.”

The other offense, in Peterson’s legal opinion, is the public display of homosexuality, since he believes the Supreme Court’s decision only applies to private acts behind closed doors. Being gay in public, he says, is a wholly different matter:

Yep! That’s how it works, alright. “Let’s go engage in homosexual acts that you will find to your liking.” You got us, old chap!

Is it just us, or are the only people who actually make asinine statements like this that suggest being gay is a daily choice actually closeted homosexuals? If I was a betting man, I would put twenty bucks down on Rep. Peterson getting caught up in a gay sex scandal before his time in office is up.

The good news here is that the U.S. Supreme Court has already invalidated the heck out of Montana’s discriminatory law. The fact that the state’s elected officials are unwilling to deal with reality doesn’t bode well with the state of the state’s politics.

In any case, we have to get back to recruiting.

Via Missoula News

  • Anonymous

    Peterson is citing annecdotal information from a 1950’s crappy government documentarty about homosexuality. It features homosexuals as predators who lure children into sex. Peterson needs to get with the times; and when he does, he’ll learn that homosexuals are no more likely than heterosexuals to lead children into sexual situations.

  • If I recruit three more people, I get a free toaster! 😛

  • “I don’t associate with that group of people at all… I’ve associated with mainstream people all my life.”

    This part just cracks me up. What, does every member of ‘that group of people’ wear a badge labeling them as non-mainstream? 😛

  • And if you manage to recruit 20 more you get this nice vacation to the Caribbean for you and three of your closest gay friends. Free lube and condoms in the greeting baskets.For lesbians a free vibrator on each pillow.

    Your comment was so genius I had to continue on it XD.

  • Anonymous

    Unless they happen to be priests.

  • Shannon Bridge

    or… maybe he believes the ‘homosexual community’ works like that movie with the aliens who take over people’s minds and tag their necks with little red x’s. This is how he knows that no one he has ever come in contact with has ever been gay. No ‘gay tag’.

    People like this make me wonder if they really are gay and are just so far in the closet they are in Narnia.

    Grrr… don’t be gay in public! you’ll be ‘contributing to the recruitment’ of innocent heterosexuals toward deviant gayness and this tool will put you in jail.

  • Grant-Patrick James Malo

    This man is so ignorant I can’t even believe someone like this is allowed to be in a position of power! Unbelievable! Ignorant, bigot!

  • Matthew Marvin

    “I don’t associate with that group of people at all… I’ve associated with mainstream people all my life.”
    I hate to break it to you Ken old boy, but gay culture is totally mainstream, I’m sorry you missed it

  • Buddy Englett

    If you find a sucker to take your bet, let me know. I’ve got a hundred to put on it too.

  • Richard

    If we could actually recruit, the world would be a much gayer place.

  • Joey Lopez

    oh my god, I’m so going to jail, I’ve recruited more “straight” men then I can count, oh I’m so aweful for forcing them to do those things to me that are unspeakable in mixed company, over and over again, repeatedly texting me for return recruitment sessions.

  • Joey Lopez

    He thinks we’re all mainstream because he doesn’t see any pink triangles on our sleeves

  • Joey Lopez

    the sick sad sad sad sad truth, is that a majority of people, actually elected him, a majority of people who in some way or another, are AS ignorant. I think I need to throw up now.

  • Joey Lopez

    to my knowledge, and someone will have to correct me if I’m wrong, child molesters are predominantly heterosexual.

  • Joey Lopez

    I’d recruit Hugh Jackman. ;P

  • Anonymous

    I am certain that I’ve heard the same statistic.

  • Im straight.. but this makes me wanna go to Montana and commit “homosexual acts” in public to see if I get arrested XD

  • After reading this article makes me believe he must be talking about himself. The LGBT community does not go out and recruit as he thinks. Evidently Ken Peterson you have recruited yourself because I know of not one person who is LGBT that has recruited as you say. i for one was born gay. I did not choose this life style. I am more than 100% sure that I will be in Heaven and will be looking down at you in hell and will ask you who is the bigot now? STOP YOUR DISCRIMINATION CAMPAIGN. God is your’s and my judge, not you.

  • Looks like Ken Peterson just recruited you! To jail for him!

  • Rich

    How many recruits does it take to the the pink Cadillac?

  • Maяk Яichдяd Mдиlєy

    to little to late

  • Eric Jeffords

    This is the type of person that will say: “I know a gay when I see one.” (as though homosexuals are a race to themselves?). Following this he will try to round them up and bag ’em and tag ’em. Witch hunt anyone?

    Furthermore: Great plan, through homosexuals in jail with OTHER homosexuals. That will TOTALLY stop them .

  • Anonymous

    I’m not gay, but that’s an awfully tantalizing recruitment speech. My hormones, how they rage!

  • We should all show up at his home in the middle of the night in boxers and say that. Seeing he’s not young we should also bring some Viagra and a penis pump haha Umm I only have one set of hand cuffs, anyone else care to bring theres?

  • Yeah, I agree with you. Someone get this man away from Aslan. Or get Mr. Tumnas to slip something in his tea. o_o’

  • basementcat

    me toooo!

  • Mark

    But thems FAYAGS, ‘n’ we gotta keep ’em frum spradin’ thur DIZEEZ elsn’ evurwunsza gunna wanna becuma FAYAG!

    ‘n’atsa whah ahma Tee Partiur, cuz’n ah luvs MURCUR ‘n’ ah beleev in Gawd’n’ guns’n’ GAYS!

  • I’ve got a longer list of possible recruits than Lady Gaga has of outrageous outfits. 😀

    Too bad in reality it doesn’t work like this idiot thinks. Also, too bad I live in reality, not whatever world he comes from. >.>

  • Ridiculous.

    Too bad I can’t say “shocking”, but in this Brave New World we live in, where Faux News is considered a “reputable news organization”, I don’t think I can be shocked anymore.