> Louisiana Governor, Bobby Jindal, has signed into law one bill which makes it legal to carry a gun into church, and another law which makes having sex with a minor a misdemeanor, along the lines of having sex with a prostitute.
Let’s start with the God Guns.
The “Gun-In-Church” bill, authored by Republican–of course–Henry Burns, allows qualified person to carry concealed weapons, if they have passed training and background checks, into churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship as part of a security force. And to make the congregation feel safer about having armed nutjobs in church, the pastor or head of the religious institution must announce verbally or in weekly newsletters or bulletins that there will be individuals armed on the property as members of the security force.
Burns says he wrote the bill to protect religious institutions in crime-ridden or “declining neighborhoods.”
Um, Henry? Why not just get all guns off the streets and then you won’t need God Guns?
Opponents of the measure say that churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship should remain free of guns and violence and should focus on worship.
But Bobby Jindal also signed a bill that puts the penalty for a first conviction for soliciting a crime against nature–having sex with a minor–on the same footing as soliciting for prostitution. It changes the crime from a felony to a misdemeanor, with a $500 fine, or six months in jail, or both.
However, a second offense for having sex with a minor would still be a felony punishable by up to five years in jail, a $2,000 fine, or both. If the first initial conviction is solicitation of a person under under 17, harsher penalties will apply.
So, raping a child is just like having sex with a prostitute? Unless you get caught a second time; raping one child is sorta okay, but two is just, well, sick.
God Guns and Child Rape.
And I thought the oil spill was Louisiana’s biggest problem.