According to Wikipedia, "Three strikes laws are a category of statutes enacted by state governments in the United States, beginning in the 1990s, to mandate long periods of imprisonment for persons convicted of a felony on three (or more) separate occasions. The term is borrowed from baseball and is generally colloquial in its usage, as such statutes are most often known officially as mandatory sentencing laws or some variant thereof."
The Bible declares that God is merciful while simultaneously affirming his acute sense of justice. Homosexuality was communicated as an specific affront to the holiness, creativity and relational intention of God. As such, we see the mercy of God transform itself into judgment for those who rejected his admonitions to turn away from the conduct.