Those of who who read TPM might have heard about the novel argument for the death penalty made by Wyoming State Legislator Lynn Hutchings (R-Cheyenne), but wait, hold her beer. First, for those who missed it, her Jesus-based reason for the death penalty:
“The greatest man who ever lived died via the death penalty for you and me,” she said. “I’m grateful to him for our future hope because of this. Governments were instituted to execute justice. If it wasn’t for Jesus dying via the death penalty, we would all have no hope.”
Second, what she told some LGBTQ high school students while discussing a workplace protection bill for LGBTQ employees:
The students wanted Hutchings, their district representative, to support the bill, according to the complaint letter.
According to the complaint, she responded by saying: “If my sexual orientation was to have sex with all of the men in there and I had sex with all of the women in there and then they brought their children and I had sex with all of them and then brought their dogs in and I had sex with them, should I be protected for my sexual orientation?”
Line up the 100 biggest assholes in the country and the first 25 will be state legislators.
(h/t to a long-suffering Wyoming reader)