‘Elect me mayor and I’ll eradicate gays’
Christian crackpot Eugene Holmes, 77, above, is running for mayor of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, because he believes that the post will empower him to put homosexuals behind bars.
According to this report, Holmes, “who views Kentucky clerk Kim Davis as something of a role model”, declared:
In my administration I would do just like Mrs Davis did in Kentucky. If you elect me, I’ll uphold the law of the state of North Carolina. I would get the DA 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, who calls himself “Sherlock” on the ballot list, then asked:
What’s wrong with eradicating homosexuals? We should jail them, throw them all in jail!
Holmes said he’s a member of the Church of God and also the Promise Keepers, a men’s religious organisation.
Holmes was arrested in March for disorderly conduct and trespassing after he went to the Family Worship Center church in Kings Mountain and shouted derogatory and inflammatory things about the LGBT community, then refused to leave.
He has apparently spent time in prison for felony theft and larceny convictions aside from his March arrest.
Holmes apparently doesn’t have any other plans for what he’d do as mayor, other than to targeting the LGBT community. Oh, and ban alcohol, divorce and all immigration to the US.
He wasn’t worried about the economy because he believed “Wall Street is going to blow up” anyway. He expected the destruction to come as part of a “blood moon” omen on Sunday.
Holmes was once placed in a psychiatric ward for treatment after a judge found he needed evaluation following charges of unauthorised use of a motor vehicle. He says he was diagnosed as suffering from “religious hallucinations”.
This isn’t Holmes’ first foray into politics. He’s tried to run for the North Carolina House last year, but was rejected because of his felony convictions.
In his spare time, Holmes likes to pray and convert strangers. If he’s elected he’ll still have plenty of time for that, according to his own assessment.
The mayor doesn’t do much, in my eyes. 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.
Holmes is quoted here as saying:
You would probably classify me as someone needing help. I’m not a rocket scientist. But I do believe in holiness, in the Bible.