Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Man on Dog: Is Massachusetts Sinking Into Moral Decay?

There is some low level clucking and hand wringing going on in Right Wing circles over a new law proposed by four liberal Democratic state senators in Massachusetts. Cynthia S. Creem, Robert A. O'Leary, Michael E. Festa, and David P. Linsky have introduced Senate Bill 938 to take a series of archaic laws off the books. These are all sections of Massachusetts Chapter 272.

The stricken sections include: Section 14, outlaws adultery, Section 18, outlaws sex outside of marriage; Section 21, outlaws sex toys, contraception, and implements used in abortion; Section 21A, exception to 21 for married couples using contraception; Section 36, outlaws blasphemy; Section 63, prohibits homeless people from asking strangers for money or food; Section 64, provides for punishment for homeless people (noting that some of the acts prohibited such as "wilfully or maliciously injur(ing) or threaten(ing) to injure any person" would be covered by other law); Sections 66-69, define 'vagrants' and 'vagabonds' and provide for arrest without warrant and specific punishments.

But that ain’t what the Right Wingers are concerned about. It’s Section 34, which reads:

Whoever commits the abominable and detestable crime against nature, either with mankind or with a beast, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than twenty years.


This is proposed to be replaced with:

Whoever commits a sexual act on an animal shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 20 years or in a house of correction for not more than 2 ½ years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


It would strike the prohibition of “the abominable and detestable crime against nature...with mankind” and provide for treatment or a fine as an alternative to prison for bestiality.

The World Net Daily has the article that all the RW'ers seem to be linking to.

Four state legislators in Massachusetts have introduced a bill that would soften the crime of bestiality, a move pro-family activists say is a natural progression of the state's legalizing same-sex marriage.


Have at it Freepers.

Bawney Fwank making eyes at his pet poodle?

I'm sure Kerry pushed hard for this considering his taste in women.

I have come to the conclusion that democrats are just perverted. There is no other explanation for the things they defend. Yep. And in order to increase the number of registered Democrats they seek to corrupt the minds of children. When the kids turn 18 and have already had an abortion or have identified as a "sexual minority" or some other dreadful thing, then 99% chance they will register as 'rats.

If someone really wants to marry or have sex with Helen Thomas, I suppose I'd let them.


The bit that will percolate up through conservatives generally goes something like this:

Once again, we were right. We said this is the sort of thing that would come next if homosexuality was accepted as "normal" - and so it begins.

I seem to recall that this (along with polygamy/polyandry) was predicted as a "natural" consequence of pro-homosexual legislation. I seem to recall that this prediction was voiciferously denied by the militant homosexual lobby, and that the fellows who made the prediction were derided and vilified. well, well, well.


And

More than two and a half years ago, the nation laughed as pro-family crusader Rick Santorum predicted the consequences of legalized gay marriage: If man-on-man marriage was sanctified, man-on-child and man-on-dog unions might not be far behind.

Those who jeered Santorum were silenced last Tuesday. Man-on-dog isn’t legal just yet, but if the Massachusetts State Legislature has its way, it might be soon. On November 1, cheerleading for bestiality was just one of a string of stunning pieces of legislation that converged on the legislature’s judiciary committee in a bizarre, post-Halloween orgy. The imminent collapse of the state cannot be far behind.


To be fair, a couple of Freepers made this point, but just didn't seem to make any further connections.

And, so, here are the 24 states with no laws prohibiting bestiality:
Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missiouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.


And so here we go. The state with the nation's lowest divorce rate, Massachusetts, is heading towards "imminent collapse" because they legalized same-sex marriage and might provide for less draconian punishment for bestiality. On the other hand, the state with the highest divorce rate, Nevada, has no law prohibiting bestiality and a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Whether or not this bill ever passes in Massachusetts, look for this to be cited by anti-gay rights activists as proof that same sex-marriage leads inexorably to inter-species marriage.

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3 Comments:

At 1:39 AM, Anonymous Alexander Shackleton said...

Naturally the decline of the family unit, and civilization in general, is caused by gay marriage. I live in Connecticut, and trust me, Massachusetts civil unions are enough!

:P

It's good to see you're around, Eric. You should come back to USG sometime. I'm running for President soon :)

 
At 1:40 AM, Anonymous Alexander Shackleton said...

I meant trust me, Connecticut's civil unions are enough :D

Oh well :)

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger belledame222 said...

What is it with freepers (and their ilk) and the obsession with bestiality anyway? Who'd even notice something like that? Okay, chicken-fucking, not suave; but c'mon, do you really need the jail space taken up for twenty years? And the biblical language of the old version was just a tad archaic.

personally, not pro-bestiality; but it's hard to get too worked up in outrage over it when you consider that it's perfectly O.K. to kill and eat the very same beastie. Whatever the objection is, clearly it's not based on consensuality (or lack thereof). but then the freepers have never given any indication that they understand such a concept.

 

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