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Florida Republican Discusses Introducing Legislation to Kill Gay People
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=45696"><span class="small">Rafi Schwartz, Splinter</span></a>   
Saturday, 01 June 2019 13:00

Schwartz writes: "In audio released by the Pensacola State Journal on Friday, Florida Republican State Rep. Mike Hill can be heard casually discussing the possibility of introducing legislation to kill gay people."

Mike Hill. (photo: Tampa Bay Times)
Mike Hill. (photo: Tampa Bay Times)

Florida Republican Discusses Introducing Legislation to Kill Gay People

By Rafi Schwartz, Splinter

01 June 19


n audio released by the Pensacola State Journal on Friday, Florida Republican State Rep. Mike Hill can be heard casually discussing the possibility of introducing legislation to kill gay people.

The recording, taken during a May 24 forum held by the Pensacola-based Women for Responsible Legislation, features a man whom the Journal identified as Hill responding to a constituent who noted that “In 1 Corinthians, it says that a man who has an affair with another man will be put to death.”

“It says that in the Old Testament too,” Hill answered, before another person chimed in, asking if he could “introduce legislation.”

Hill, a self-described “Pro Life! Pro Guns! Pro Jesus!!” representative, could be heard chuckling along with several members of the audience before replying “I wonder how that would go over?”

Hill reportedly prefaced his comments by telling audience members that homosexuality is “a behavior, and it’s a choice,” and that “You can say, ‘But I was born that way.’ [...] but nobody’s forcing you to engage in that relationship, even if you were born that way.”

Last week, the Journal reported that during the same event, Hill told audience members that he’d received divine inspiration from God to sponsor an anti-Women’s Choice bill without exceptions for rape or incest, similar to one which recently passed in Alabama.

Shortly after the comments became public, Florida Democrats began demanding that he either apologize or resign from office over the comments.

We’ve reached out to Hill for comment and will update this post if we hear back.

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+48 # DongiC 2019-06-01 14:07
Mike hill is pathetic. He is a caricature of a human being and deserves to be in some dark comic book somewhere. This is what the Republican Party has fallen to, a sheer abyss.
+39 # BetaTheta 2019-06-01 18:58
Republicans are on the same trajectory as the shock entertainment "industry." As bat-shit crazy gets too ho-hum, to keep getting attention they have to keep upping the ante and go full psychotic.
+17 # ddd-rrr 2019-06-01 22:35
Where DO these truly STUPID 'Bublicans come from?!

Do they fester in nests under the ground until they reach "maturity"?

Or, are they just "born that way" as stupid "human" beings?

Lately, as a species, we certainly do appear to be
declining in our general level of human goodness.
+12 # futhark 2019-06-02 00:25
Florida State Rep. Mike Hill, go get your Bible. Turn to Matthew 9:13. Read the words of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Gospel: "Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’” Think about it. Please get back to us with your response.
+8 # apotem 2019-06-02 05:43
Well, Nazis were doing that........
+9 # vt143 2019-06-02 06:28
Methinks the man hates himself.
+11 # Kootenay Coyote 2019-06-02 08:15
Some ‘Christian’. Jesus had a chance to criticize a homosexual Roman, but healed his partner instead: Matth. 8/5-13. I find no reference as claimed in I Corinthians; but there is this: ‘What would you prefer? Am I to come to you with a stick, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?’ (I Cor. 4/21) I guess Hill just won’t read clearly or reads only what he chooses….
+8 # economagic 2019-06-02 11:40
A certain subgroup of Bible thumpers have not actually read much of that book, relying instead on their interpretations of the interpretations of it by their preachers.
+15 # economagic 2019-06-02 08:44
If a Democratic politician or a journalist said anything of that sort he or she would be arrested and charged with a crime. But this is the guy who said he heard the voice of God telling him to sponsor a bill that would effectively criminalize all abortion. If anyone other than a Republican politician (or Franklin Graham) said publicly that s/he was hearing voices s/he would be straight-jacket ed and drugged.
+9 # Street Level 2019-06-02 12:43
Hill's probably another closeted gay.
+3 # hiker 2019-06-02 18:52
When is the guy going to start wearing Nazis armbands?