Friday, July 27, 2007

Sloppy Sodomy Syllogism on the Slippery Slope

A wave of the wig to Bay Windows for drawing attention to Mass Family Institutes's buggery alert! MFI must be bored or depressed and need a distraction from their fantasy of replacing the entire legislature.

I am not aware of a Tortured Logic Award, but this would surely qualify. To the MFI folk, the most recent effort to clean up our laws in Chapter 272. Crimes Against Chastity, Morality, Decency and Good Order not only portends a slippery-slope to hell, but in doing so directly links homosexuality, bestiality and legislation.

In case you didn't notice, about a month ago, a Sherborn teen was caught on surveillance video having intercourse with a sheep. We naive and godless sorts might think he had personal issues and needed treatment. Well, MFI would like to educate us.

In their email alert item headlined A slippery slope: Local teen charged with bestiality, they let us know:
This incident highlights the path that the state and the nation are heading down with the legalization of same-sex “marriage” and the decriminalization of sodomy. It becomes very hard to define unacceptable sexual perversions once the government endorses some as acceptable.
So, unless I'm too dumb to get this, the implication is that the commonwealth wants to give its blessing to raping farm animals by tinkering with archaic chastity laws and by legalizing same-sex marriage.

Let no one ask, Jesus Christ, what are these MFI folk thinking? Under the omnibus bills that tinker with bestiality, they would also strike the risible blasphemy statute, which currently reads:
Section 36. Whoever wilfully blasphemes the holy name of God by denying, cursing or contumeliously reproaching God, his creation, government or final judging of the world, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching or exposing to contempt and ridicule, the holy word of God contained in the holy scriptures shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, and may also be bound to good behavior.
The evil types who would shovel the archaic detritus from Chapter 272 include lead Cynthia Creem in the Senate and Byron Rushing in the House. We covered the embarrassing statutes in January. The most recent nearly identical repeal versions are here and here.

A key question comes as to whether we leave unenforced and perhaps unenforceable laws on the books to satisfy the bluenoses or whether we can get real. I personally don't approve of adultery, for example. I have managed to do without it for 31 years, longer than that if you include my scruples when single. However, I can't see the justification for our law (Section 14) that provides "imprisonment in the state prison for not more than three years or in jail for not more than two years or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars." When I last checked, we are one of five states with any legal penalty for adultery.

For the picayune, the House version would strike Section 34, Crime Against Nature (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.) The Senate version change does not take away the 20-year penalty. It limits it to animals and does give an option of a fine of up to $5,000, which can be in lieu of or in addition to the the current bestiality sentence.

It's that liberality that seems to rile MFI. After they obsess about sex with animals, they demand to know what's wrong with sending someone to prison for 20 years for copulating with a sheep. Clearly treating their mental illness is not adequate. It would be far better to spend millions incarcerating them for two decades.

Who knows what the next leap of logic will be from these bozos?

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