GOP Lawmaker Matt Shea Releases Christian Manifesto Calling For Biblical Law

Nov 2, 2018

By Michael Stone

GOP lawmaker calls for Biblical law: Washington state Rep. Matt Shea publishes manifesto calling for the execution of all males who refuse to follow “Biblical law.”

In a disturbing development, Washington state Rep. Matt Shea releases 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.

NBC News reports on the four page manifesto released by Shea:

It’s a radical Christian call to arms, outlining 14 steps for seizing power and what to do afterward in explicit detail. It calls for an end to abortions, an end to same-sex marriage, and if enemies do not yield and everyone obey biblical law, all males will be killed.

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12 comments on “GOP Lawmaker Matt Shea Releases Christian Manifesto Calling For Biblical Law

  • if he loses his seat, he could have a promising future in the Taliban, or Isis or the Israeli Army.

  • @OP – GOP lawmaker calls for Biblical law:
    Washington state Rep. Matt Shea publishes manifesto
    calling for the execution of all males who refuse to follow “Biblical law.”

    Perhaps he should be offered asylum
    The secure institution type, rather than the political sort! 🙂

  • The deluded creampuff Matt Shea wouldn’t last one day in a patriarchal Christian fundamentalist society. These guys all believe it will be themselves in the top dog position with control of the women and the wealth. In reality they will probably be at the lower and mid positions with access to women and wealth very limited or none at all. Modern monogamy, given it’s annoyances, is the best deal a young guy could have. The polygamy of the Bible leaves many men completely out of the mating game.

  • GOP lawmaker calls for Biblical law: Washington state Rep. Matt Shea publishes manifesto calling for the execution of all males who refuse to follow “Biblical law.”

    Unsurprisingly those who wish to protect their culture from the imposition of “Biblical law” sometimes take law enforcement into their own hands, when the bible-besotted think their god-delusions put them above secular laws!

    [https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46286215](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46286215)
    An American is reported to have been killed by an endangered tribe in India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands.
    Fishermen who took the man to North Sentinel island say tribespeople shot him with arrows and left his body on the beach.

    Local media say he was a missionary. He has been identified as John Allen Chau.

    Contact with indigenous Andaman tribes living in isolation from the world is illegal. Estimates say the Sentinelese number between only about 50 and 150.

    Seven fishermen have been arrested for illegally ferrying the American to the island, police say.

    Local media have reported that he wanted to meet the tribe to preach Christianity to them.

    “Police said Chau had previously visited North Sentinel island about four or five times with the help of local fishermen,” journalist Subir Bhaumik, who has been covering the islands for years, told BBC Hindi.

    “The number of people belonging to the Sentinelese tribe is so low, they don’t even understand how to use money. It’s in fact illegal to have any sort of contact with them.”

    In 2017, the Indian government also said taking photographs or making videos of the aboriginal Andaman tribes would be punishable with imprisonment of up to three years.

    So a missionary who wouldn’t take no for an answer has produced a self inflicted martyrdom!

     

  • Alan

    So a missionary who wouldn’t take no for an answer has produced a self inflicted martyrdom!

     

    I wonder why Jesus/God didn’t intercede on his behalf? I also wonder why the churches who send out these missionaries don’t ask the missionaries to sign a legal disclaimer explaining that they understand that the tribes don’t want to be brainwashed and in fact don’t like Jesus and yes they know it’s Christmas and honestly don’t give a shit. Arguing with the tribes can get you killed. Duh!

  • I have known Christians who have genuinely seemed to derive a sense of tranquility, poise, gentleness from their faith. I suspect they were simply predisposed towards those qualities and would have had them anyway (or would have found other inspirations for them).

    But there are also those – far too many of them – whom Christianity turns into bullies: arrogant, dogmatic, self-righteous, manipulative, thoroughly nasty pieces of work. Again, I suspect these people were predisposed to such characteristics; but it’s telling, isn’t it, that their Christianity doesn’t turn them away from them – quite the reverse: creates a sense of justification for them.

    And then there are those who aren’t just nasty, but out-and-out unhinged. I’d put Matt Shea among their number. You can be unhinged without Christianity; but Christianity in the hands of the unhinged is a lethal combination.

  • True, Marco.  I do know a few Christians who somehow ignore the immoral sections of the Bible and manage to cherry pick a few good things from it. Even so, I can’t quite bring myself to trust them on ethics and morality issues. Could be that they are quiet and thoughtful and just go about their business not bothering anyone and therefore don’t come to my attention. I think you’re right about the “thoroughly nasty pieces of work’  and the scary unhinged bunch who find easy justification for their immorality and psychopathology. Fundamentalists are a scourge and a plague on humanity.

  • I’ve had a religious person as a best friend and know a few others to be exemplary human beings. What they had in common was an internal integrity of their view of others that came from deriving the their moral judgements using share-able evidence and reason.

  • In #10 when I said that I can’t bring myself to trust religious people on issues of morality and ethics, that comes from years of years of watching apparently nice individuals saying things that are completely objectionable and often the statements were delivered blithely. This experience is very disconcerting to the secular set who haven’t been exposed to the Bible or Koran and who form their values based on progressive ideas that float around in the culture.

     

    The second reason I’m afraid to trust religious people on issues  of morality is because thems the peeps I come from. After growing up in the Methodist church until my late teens I now see from this temporal distance that I went out into the world with no moral compass or maybe with a moral compass that was inchoate, deformed and completely useless at finding true North. I’ve done a fair amount of homework in these years to mend that compass but alas, it will never be the shining golden pathfinder that I imagine exists in others who grew up in secular humanist families.

     

    I saw the discrepancy and tried to remedy it but how many of us who grew up in the church have done so? Plenty don’t even know that this discrepancy exists.

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