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According to Peterson, chair of the [Montana] 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: "In my mind, if they were engaging in acts in public that could be construed as homosexual, it would violate that statute. It has to be more than affection. It has to be overt homosexual acts of some kind or another... If kissing goes to that extent, yes. If it's more than that, yes."

Bill Peterson, Joe. My. God. 65 Comments [4/11/2011 3:27:11 AM]
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Ahmadinejad

American theocracy, cause Iran is just THAT cool!

4/11/2011 3:30:51 AM

Raised by Horses

"I've associated with mainstream people all my life."

One 'Homer's Phobia' moment, coming up!

4/11/2011 3:48:07 AM

NoXion

"I have absolutely no evidence that homosexuals "recruit" people, but I'll say they do anyway because it backs up my bigoted worldview!"

Fuck off, shithead.

4/11/2011 3:57:54 AM

AIF

Because public sex acts arent coverd under public indecency...

4/11/2011 4:06:21 AM

beehummingbird

"'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.'"

I doubt that any straight man would find that a convincing argument, and the fact that Bill does think that could work makes me wonder just how straight he is.

4/11/2011 4:11:05 AM

gravematter

Fundies don't understand the concept of "thinking for yourself", which is why people they don't agree with are part of a conspiracy or recruitment process, and always have an "agenda". They can't concieve of people acting according to their own thoughts and decisions, since everything they do, and everything they believe in, has very specific and well-defined rules - mainly in the bible. But also in the concept of America as god's chosen nation.

I don't understand what the last bit means. "If kissing goes to that extent... If it's more than that...". Sounds like he doesn't want homosexuals to act in a sexual way in public, but actually isn't that illegal for heterosexuals too? I haven't read the Supreme Court's decision, but I'm not convinced that it talks about "private acts behind closed doors", despite what Peterson believes they meant. If the Supreme Court really meant that, I think they're astute enough to actually include that in the ruling.

4/11/2011 4:47:21 AM



I hang out with homosexuals because heteros are too mainstream.

4/11/2011 4:54:15 AM

Arbiter

"'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.'"

That has to be the BEST pick up line i've ever read. Gonna try this out at the pub tonight, and see what happens.

4/11/2011 4:55:33 AM

Mister Spak

This sounds perfectly OK to me . . . as long as it also applies to True Christians.

4/11/2011 5:04:56 AM

dionysus

"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.'"

If the person that's being 'recruited' is at the age of consent then who gives a shit? And anyway, the straight person can just say "No!" or the more colorful "Piss off!". If it's below the age of consent then that's already covered under juvenile molestation laws. And if you're saying that no gay person can proposition any other person regardless of age then straight people shouldn't be able to either. In this country you can have your retarded, backwards beliefs but you're still supposed to treat everyone equally under law. If you don't like that then go settle some land that nobody's using and start the theocracy that you seem to want.

4/11/2011 5:07:29 AM

Dharmabum

C'mon, Bill, suck some dick already.

4/11/2011 5:08:17 AM

B K

You know what would confuse and disorient him so much he'd walk out a window? A rainbow parade where all the men held hands with the women (he hasn't banned holding hands yet has he?) and chanted 'THIS IS GAY!'

How long would it be before he declared only men could hold mens' hands, and women could only hold the hand of another woman?

4/11/2011 5:58:36 AM

Passerby

"'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.'"

My experience on the dating scene is sadder than I care to admit but I'm pretty sure it doesn't work that way. Ever. For anyone. If a straight person pulled that on member of the opposite gender it would result in pepperspray.

I often wonder what the hell these people envision when they use bizarre claims such as gay 'recruitment' in their rhetoric. Do they think there's a booth somewhere with a rainbow motif next to an ROTC sign up where they take down your name and give you a quick screw in the corner to affirm your status?

4/11/2011 6:01:20 AM

Cid Highwind

"I've associated with mainstream people all my life."
I'd love to see his face when he learns how many of those "mainstream" people are actually gay and he had no idea.

4/11/2011 6:17:19 AM

Anon-e-moose

"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.'"

One word: Consent. Another word: Gaydar.

"Peterson hasn't actually seen this happen, he says, because "I don't associate with that group of people at all..."

Then you have no right whatsoever to even have an opinion on LGBT people. Period. In all the years I've associated with gay men, not once have any of them so much as even 'flirted' with me - even in 'jest'. They have/had no reason to. Again, that operative word: Gaydar.

I'm still here, still straight. Still acknowledging that LGBT people are good and decent human beings; only now being allowed (more or less) their full and equal rights in civilised society. And the fact they do, nay, are emerging in popular culture - with their own distinctive and unique culture, has impacted exactly this much on my lifestyle:

Zero.

If you'd ever had experience of LGBT people Joe, you'd realise this too. Then you'd realise the one ultimate fact:

You can't catch Teh Ghey.

I'm living proof of that fact.

"Being gay in public, he says, is a wholly different matter: "In my mind, if they were engaging in acts in public that could be construed as homosexual, it would violate that statute"

Try acting on that 'statute' here in the UK. You'd have the police round, you cuffed & stuffed, and round the police station and in a cell before your feet could fucking touch, pal. Y'see, homosexuality was legalised here in 1967. Our police have a Zero Tolerance policy towards Hate Crimes.

Forced tolerance. Good.

4/11/2011 6:29:29 AM

nutbunny

"'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.'"
and then,

Peterson hasn't actually seen this happen, ...

Puuhleeeease, you fucking closet case

4/11/2011 7:10:05 AM



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.'"

This man has never met a gay person in his life.

Also what is it with flyover states and legislating against non-existent threats? First Oklahoma and their mind boggling Sharia law voter initiative and now this?

4/11/2011 7:21:51 AM

Amanda

"'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.'"
LOLWTF?

Hey, Peterson, know why you haven't seen that happen? BECAUSE IT DOES NOT HAPPEN.

4/11/2011 7:28:52 AM

freako104

Good thing they don't recruit. Also I would say the PDAs should be put to heterosexual couples as well or its hypocritical

4/11/2011 7:33:52 AM

Angua

And exactly what is "mainstream"? Is the word "mainstream" supposed to mean "normal" or "ordinary"? Because seriously, gays are normal ordinary people. At least a who lot more normal than anyone who is so deluded that they think gays somehow "recruit" others by asking completely random straight guys to come have sex with them and this actually works.

And exactly how exactly would this idiot explain that none of my lesbian or bisexual female friends have ever asked me to have sex with them?

4/11/2011 7:35:09 AM

Prager

Yet another Republican with "issues"!

4/11/2011 7:52:15 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Wait a minute. So it's actually illegal to be gay in Montana. You know what, I think that guy who said that fascists have taken over that state might have a point. They probably ARE tolerating right-wing militia fanatics...

4/11/2011 7:55:15 AM

TGRwulf

It's fucking scary that we have people like this in such high positions.

4/11/2011 7:56:43 AM

Canadia

I hung out with heterosexuals before it was cool.

4/11/2011 8:26:14 AM

breakerslion

But of course, it's okay to recruit young people who mistakenly think they're immortal to go get killed for some dirty old men and their dirty political ideology...

Which brings us to... Gay Boot Camp!

Drill Sgt: Okay, lets sort you fagots out! Butch on the left, Fairies on the right! You Twinks get in the back where you won't distract anybody. Any closet cases here? C'mon, don't be shy girls. I want you right up front where everyone can see you. ATTEN -- HUT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol5Dfs7jqFI

HT to George Carlin for Indian Drill Sgt as well.

4/11/2011 8:52:24 AM
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