GOP Lawmaker Under Federal Investigation For Saying Bible Gives License To Kill

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Washington state Rep. Matt Shea faces FBI scrutiny after his radical Christian manifesto was leaked to the public.

Washington state Rep. Matt Shea is under federal scrutiny after a Christian manifesto he distributed was leaked to the public and turned over to the FBI, according to local news station KHQ.

> The four-page document, titled "Biblical Basis for War" was originally reported by the Spokesman-Review. 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.

Shea did not respond to the station’s requests for comment, but earlier this month, the Republican posted a video to his Facebook page claiming the manifesto was simply a summary of Old Testament sermons or a “just war theory” philosophy.

After Tanner Rowe, who worked with Shea’s security team for the 2016 election night Republican Gala, received a copy of the document, he went public with the manifesto — which eventually caught the attention of Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who handed it to the FBI because he believed Shea to be dangerous.

The FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force told KHQ they are currently reviewing the manifesto.

Comments (3)
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Only one problem Matt: The Constitution and laws enacted in accordance with it are the law, not your fucking bible. The bible has no legal authority in America.