Pastor Preaches Theocracy to Montana Legislature

This is a few weeks old, but I missed it at the time. A dominionist pastor from Wisconsin, Matthew Trewhella, was invited to give a sermon to the Montana state legislature and went full-on theocrat, telling them that they must enforce “God’s law” as presented in the Bible.

“The cold-blooded murder of the preborn, the imposition of homosexual marriage upon our states, no-fault divorce, the decriminalization of adultery, the phalanx of laws created by the State to invade our domestic affairs, disarm the people, seize our property, and harass our persons—all point to the growing tyranny in America,” he declared.

Trewhella then pointed to numerous biblical examples of interposition where the people of God refused to commit evil and chose to obey God rather than men—from the midwives who refused to kill the firstborn male children in Egypt contrary to Pharaoh’s command to Daniel’s refusal to obey a decree issued by King Darius that prohibited him from praying to God.

“Understand, God is the ultimate authority. The Bible says plainly, ‘The Most High rules over the realm of mankind,’” Trewhella preached to the more than 30 lawmakers gathered. “He created us, and thus knows best how we are to be governed. God is the ultimate Law-Giver and Ruler.”

“As God’s minister’s you are to govern according to His rule,” he continued. “You are—as it says in [Romans 13]—to reward those who do good and punish those who do evil. You are not to make law or policy which contradicts His moral law or His word.”…

“God’s moral law as the ‘higher law’ provides an objective standard whereby one is able to discern right from wrong, or good from evil. The ‘higher law’ exists independent of the authority of any government, and all governments of men are accountable to it,” he explained. “It is the tyrant state that abhors an objective standard. It does not want to be accountable. It flourishes in a subjective environment. And that is why you are watching Western Civilization crumble before your eyes.”

It’s funny, we hear all kinds of paranoid nonsense about America being taken over by Islamic Sharia law, but here we have Christian pastors directly arguing for a Christian theocracy and those same people fall silent. Where is Pam Geller? Why isn’t Frank Gaffney or Robert Spencer losing their minds over it? Oh right, it’s okay when Christians do it. It’s only bad when Muslims do it.

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  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Oh right, it’s okay when Christians do it. It’s only bad when Muslims do it.

    EXACTLY!!! FINALLY YOUR BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND!!! THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON THE RIGHT TO TREAT OTHER PEOPLE LIKE SHIT NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!

  • John Pieret

    The legislators’ oaths of office undoubtedly swore them to protect and preserve the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Montana … but not the Bible or any particular person’s interpretation of it.

    Oaths, I guess, are another thing that can be ignored if you think God is telling you to.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Trewhella then pointed to numerous biblical examples of interposition where the people of God refused to commit evil and chose to obey God rather than men—from the midwives who refused to kill the firstborn male children in Egypt contrary to Pharaoh’s command

    Wait a minute… If killing firstborn children is evil, then when his god killed the firstborn of Egypt himself (especially after deliberately hardening Pharaoh’s heart when Pharaoh started relenting after the earlier plagues)… Holy crap. His god is a… monster!

  • theguy

    “tyrant state that abhors an objective standard. It does not want to be accountable. It flourishes in a subjective environment”

    Ironically, the pastor here is the one with the subjective moral standard. His “God” which is really himself, has no morals, just hatred and lies.

    “why you are watching Western Civilization crumble before your eyes”

    Hmm. Dropping crime rate, dropping teenage pregnancy, more freedom, fewer uninsured, oh yeah, really crumbling like a cookie.

  • D. C. Sessions

    The legislators’ oaths of office undoubtedly swore them to protect and preserve the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Montana … but not the Bible or any particular person’s interpretation of it.

    Oaths are explicitly forbidden by the Bible, so any such oaths to so-called “constitutions” by Christians are void anyway.

  • Larry

    The cold-blooded murder of the preborn, the imposition of homosexual marriage upon our states, no-fault divorce, the decriminalization of adultery, the phalanx of laws created by the State to invade our domestic affairs

    Fucker can’t even get past his first sentence without being conflicted. Apparently, domestic affairs excludes a woman’s right to control her own body, and the right for two people to marry or separate.

  • caseloweraz

    Trewhella: “The cold-blooded murder of the preborn, the imposition of homosexual marriage upon our states, no-fault divorce, the decriminalization of adultery, the phalanx of laws created by the State to invade our domestic affairs, disarm the people, seize our property, and harass our persons—all point to the growing tyranny in America,” he declared.

    Immediately after these words were uttered, the members of the legislature rose in unison and pointed at Trewhella. Seeing this, the Sergeant-at-Arms blew a whistle and five burly deputies bore Trewhella to the floor, bound him, and carried him away. The pastor could be heard faintly shouting down the corridor, “You see? You see? What more proof do you need? That it could come to this…”

  • weatherwax

    #2 John Pieret: “The legislators’ oaths of office undoubtedly swore them to protect and preserve the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Montana … but not the Bible or any particular person’s interpretation of it. ”

    But I’ll bet very few of them have actually read either the US Constitution or the Montana Constitution, so convincing themselves that they’re based on the bible isn’t hard. And even if they’ve read them, look at what they can convince themselves the bible says compared to what it actually does say. Reality doesn’t enter into it.

    “Oh, the tangled webs we weave, when we labor to believe”.

    Dr Robert Price.

  • Alverant

    Has he ever asked himself where god gets his morals? At one point slavery was acceptable. Now it isn’t. Both the pro and con sides used God’s words to justify their stance. So when did God decide slavery was wrong?

  • whheydt

    I can see a lot of legislators *talking* about making adultery a crime, but rather doubt very many of them would actually *vote* to make it a crime. Too many of them would wind up behind bars if it passed…

  • D. C. Sessions

    So when did God decide slavery was wrong?

    Opinions differ. Some say it was 1864, others that it’s still just peachy.

  • StevoR

    Where is Pam Geller?

    I’m afraid she’s sick. Unfortunately she chose to eat a non-halal (also non-Kosher and non-vegan) turkey! :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGeGj06Yp6w

  • hunter

    “God’s moral law as the ‘higher law’ provides an objective standard. . . .”

    OK, that’s funny. That’s really funny.

    Somehow, calling the (cherry-picked) three-thousand year old tribal taboos of a bunch of Middle Eastern nomads an “objective standard” for anything strikes me as — well, funny.