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May 26, 2019

Of course they want this: a 51st state specifically made for conservative Christians

WA Lawmaker Attends Fundraiser for Liberty, a Proposed 51st State for Christians

WA Lawmaker Attends Fundraiser for Liberty, a Proposed 51st State for Christians

Liberty would span several states in the Pacific Northwest:

It’s not merely a pipe dream. Washington State Rep. Matt Shea, best known for his “Biblical Basis for War” manifesto, has already proposed actual legislation to create Liberty.

The lineup of speakers included Shea, a Spokane Valley Republican who has championed the Liberty State movement; Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan; Spokane City Council candidate Tim Benn; and Loren Culp, the police chief in Republic, Washington, who made national headlines when he pledged not to enforce a controversial gun control initiative that voters passed in November.

County Prosecutor Larry Haskell, former Treasurer Rob Chase and gun activist Anthony Bosworth also were in attendance, as were Barry and Anne Byrd, who lead the Marble Community Fellowship in northern Stevens County. (In 1988, Barry Byrd helped pen a Christian Identity manifesto that referred to Jews as “anti-Christs” and condemned interracial marriage, though the Byrds have since tried to distance themselves from racist ideology.)

Before you call them extremists, though, at least listen to what Shea’s legislative assistant Rene’ Holaday said:

[Holaday] said supporters of the 51st state idea were bound by a common sentiment: “It’s either going to be bloodshed or Liberty State.”

Okay, now you can call them extremists. (They don’t have a publicly available Constitution for the new state, but they do have an official state rifle: The AR-15.)

Shea delivered the last speech of the night, covering many of his usual talking points. He denied the existence of global warming, instead blaming seasonal wildfires on changes in forest management practices. He spoke of the cultural and political differences between Eastern and Western Washington. He claimed the United States is “a Christian nation” under siege by atheists and Communists.

The Communists and atheists — those that are responsible for the deaths of more people than any other belief system in the history of the world — unfurled their flag on the Capitol steps this last spring,” he said.

 

4 Comments »

  1. I’m not so sure it’s not a good idea. Just think! All those “good” Christian folk with their idiotic beliefs about climate change, sex, abortion, and all those things on that poster on my blog can all live together and share their distaste for the rest of us “communists” and “atheists.” Such a deal! I think we should encourage it! 😛

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    Comment by Nan — May 26, 2019 @ 12:59

    • Hello Nan. Interesting. I know you are joking and I love it, but lets pretend for a second you were serious.

      Sadly they would become a terrorist state. One comment I read said what they really wanted was new country because as a state they couldn’t do what they are trying to do under our constitution. They surely would be emboldened either way to try to get other states / those around them, to do as they do. Remember these are violent people who think they are on a mission from their god and their eternity is on the line to please their god. Eventually we would have to go to war to stop the threat on our border. Then we would have to worry about sleeper cells and indoctrinated descendants trying to avenge their holy ancestors of the faith.

      That might make a decent movie. I give you complete OK to run with the idea and make a script to sell to Hollywood. I would love a copy of the movie as I already read your book and know you are great at writing. Hugs

      Like

      Comment by Scottie — May 26, 2019 @ 13:41


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