It is Primary season in Washington state, which means the retired homophobic televangelist “of questionable ethics” Gary Randall is again endorsing judicial candidates for his neighboring state of Washington. No surprise he’s endorsed the two-fer pack of homophobes for the Supreme Court; he has a habit of identifying the dregs and foisting them on too-trusting Washingtonians.
|Gary Randall’s judicial recommendation: Convicted felon Michael Hecht|
Take for example one Michael Hecht, Randall’s 2008 judicial recommendation for Pierce County (WA) Superior Court. Of Judge Hecht the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct recently said he brought “great dishonor” to the state courts. Then they censured him and recommended to the Supreme Court that he be barred from ever serving as a judge in Washington again. It is a severe penalty, but after all Hecht was found guilty of felony harassment and patronizing a prostitute.
A Pierce County jury found him guilty of threatening to kill a man who claimed he sold sex to Hecht and of buying sex from another young man.
Just the kind of judge you’re likely to end up with if you vote for candidates recommended by a preacher from another state.
In an uncanny happenstance of timing, the Washington State Supreme Court has just announced that they have permanently barred Hecht from the bench. It’s almost as if the Lord were trying to send Randall a message. Can you hear the clarion call, Pastor Randall? “And why recommend thou the felonious scum to thy brother’s court, but considerest not the same for thine own court?”
I can’t wait to see who else Randall endorses this election. But I do hope we’re in for a less disturbing disappointment this year. Maybe a stealth graffiti artist or doorknob thief. Please Pastor Randall, no more bilious homophobes or murderous felons. It makes us doubt your direct line to God.
* Judicial Commission censures Gary Randall’s Pierce County judicial pick
* Gary Randall’s judicial pick convicted of felony
* Oregonian Gary Randall’s History of Manipulating Washington State Voters