Dreams of Christian theocracy: Republican lawmakers are raising money to promote a plan for a 51st “Christian state” which would be based on Biblical law.
Last week GOP lawmakers held a fundraiser for the proposed creation of a 51st state called “Liberty,” a “Christian state” that would “span parts of Washington and Oregon, as well as Idaho, Montana and Wyoming” and be based on biblical law.
The movement to create a Christian state in the Pacific Northwest is being led by Washington state Rep. Matt Shea
The Idaho State Journal reports:
The Liberty State Gala drew about 200 people to the CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley. Supporters of the new Christian conservative state — which would span parts of Washington and Oregon, as well as Idaho, Montana and Wyoming — raised money by auctioning pies and other desserts.
The lineup of speakers included Shea, a Spokane Valley Republican who has championed the Liberty State movement; Spokane City Councilor Mike Fagan; Spokane City Council candidate Tim Benn; and Loren Culp, the police chief in Republic, Wash., who made national headlines when he pledged not to enforce a controversial gun control initiative that voters passed in November.
One of the biggest supporters for the new Christian conservative state is Washington state Rep. Matt Shea. Late last year Rep. Shea released a four-page Christian manifesto titled “Biblical Basis for War.” The document calls for “Biblical law,” and suggests that those men who support gay marriage and abortion rights should be executed. Rep. Shea’s Christian manifesto calling for Biblical law states:
If they do not yield – kill all males.
Earlier this year Shea was caught plotting violent attacks against progressive opponents. According to reports, Shea offered to run background checks on suspected political opponents for a right wing conservative Christian group to facilitate a planned covert operation of surveillance, terror, and even violence against left wing activists perceived by the group to be political threats.
Bottom line: Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, who recently published a Christian manifesto calling for the execution of all males who refuse to follow “Biblical law,” is leading the GOP plan for a 51st “Christian state” which would be based on Biblical law.