Republican Lawmaker “Jokes” About Punishing Gay People With Death Penalty

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Florida lawmaker Mike Hill found the suggestion to punish gay people with death amusing.

Florida Representative Mike Hill recently had an interaction with constituents, where he laughed after someone suggested that he should introduce legislation that punished homosexuality with death, reports LGBTQ Nation.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, a citizen said: “In 1 Corinthians, it says that a man who has an affair with another man will be put to death.”

Hill’s replied, “It says that in the Old Testament, too.”

Another attendee asks, “Can you introduce legislation?”

People laughed, and Hill joined in. “I wonder how that would go over?” he asked.

In the past, Hill has said that the “homosexual movement” is judged by God, and that Pride parades “promote the gay agenda.”

Hill later attempted to defend himself, in a series of tweets.

“Fake news, Carlos! And you know it. I never said I wanted to kill anyone! Instead, I am being attacked because I have made a strong stand to protect the preborn in the womb. You should focus on doing your job better instead of every word that proceeds out of my mouth. #Obsession.”

“[I said I didn’t recall laughing or the comment] before I heard the audio. This event happened a week ago Thursday. I laughed at the nonsense of running legislation that the gentleman in the audience suggested. And you know it. Don’t join the #FakeNewsMedia”

“If you listened to the audio and still come to that conclusion [that I support killing gay people], then you really are a partisan hack.”

“[My resignation] ain’t gonna happen! Your attacks are because I don’t back down from strong conservative values including protecting the preborn!”

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