Eugene Holmes, a mayoral candidate in a small Charlotte suburb, plans to jail all homosexuals if elected into office.
“In my administration I would do just like Mrs. Davis did in Kentucky,” Holmes said. “If you elect me, I’ll uphold the law of the state of North Carolina. I would get the D.A. to swear out a warrant on any man who says he’s gay. Sodomy is a crime, a felony in the state of North Carolina.”
Holmes is a member of the Church of God and also the Promise Keepers, a men’s religious organization.
“What’s wrong with eradicating homosexuals? We should jail them, throw them all in jail!” he told the King Mountain Herald.
Holmes has been jailed plenty of times himself.
In March, he was arrested after he visited the Family Worship Center church in Kings Mountain and began yelling antigay hate speech.
When some people there told him they were gay, Holmes tried to make a citizen’s arrest.
In addition to his “jail all gays” position, the Herald reports he also wants to ban alcohol, divorce and all immigration to the U.S.
“The mayor doesn’t do much, in my eyes,” he told the Herald. “He just collects a paycheck. But (incumbent mayor Rick Murphrey) hasn’t had any competition in the other elections and I wanted to see what I could do. If I’m elected, it will be we the people who run the show.”
h/t: Matt Comber - Top image – Kings Mountain mayoral candidate Eugene Holmes, pictured here in mugshot from July (src).
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