Montana Politics

Hate Group to Speak at Lewis and Clark Library Next Week, Capitol Building on Sunday

As part of a tour across the state, Wisconsin’s Pastor Matt Trewhella will be presenting a talk at the Lewis and Clark Library on January 5, to discuss his special homophobic brand of the doctrine of nullification to the faithful. Even better, he will be presenting an “election sermon” on Sunday at the Capitol Rotunda at 2:00 p.m.

Trewhella is an advocate of what he calls the Lesser Magistrate Doctrine, which hold that God wants states and counties to resist, even actively, decisions of the federal goverment they disagree with. From his web page:

The doctrine of the lesser magistrates declares that when the superior or higher civil authority makes an unjust/immoral law or decree, the lesser or lower ranking civil authority has both the right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority. If necessary, the lower authority may even actively resist the superior authority.

What makes “Pastor” Trewhella stand out in the shallow sea of nullifiers is that his particular concern seems to be the oppression of straight people by the advocates for the gay agenda.

Trewhella is so crazy that he approvingly played the 1961 Boys Beware PSA to his audience of dullards, suggesting that it demonstrated the appropriate societal response to and attitude towards people who are gay, calling homosexuality something that “needs to be supressed through the force of law.”

Trewhella also, clearly channeling the message of love in the New Testament, condemned parents who fail to teach their children to hate gay people:

Your children would be getting perverted in their minds by these filthy people. I have no respect for people who are parents, who actually have children, and have no problem with homosexuality or homosexual marriage. They are the most base people on the planet to have totally abandoned every God-given vestige to protect your child from the filth of homosexuality, to blatantly go along with it is disgusting.”

At least he’s a scientist. In 2007, he blamed devastating wildfires in California on the passage of a California law protecting people from discrimination.

Last week I groaned when I read how Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law in California which foisted homosexuality upon the children of that state through the state school system. The bill was SB777 and it clearly redefines (perverts) what sexuality is, as well as promotes the legitmacy of homosexuality upon children starting from kindergarten on up. He signed the bill on Saturday, October 13th.
Seven days later on October 20th, wildfires broke out across California in  several places.

Given the homophobic, nullifying beliefs of members of the GOP caucus in the Legislature this session, it seems like it might be a good idea for the media to see who shows up at these events—and ask what they think about the good Pastor and his horrific, idiotic beliefs.


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  • Well, I hate to reiterate…endlessly….. and incessantly, but all of this crazy-assed hatred sh*t is designed to bring a whole passel of assholes to Montana who ALL vote straight rightwing nazzzi! And it’s working quite well. Started a long time ago by design, Ignorant Design I like to call it. The more ignoranuses that you can attract to move here, the more inbreds elected to the State Lege! And it’s working quite well! I mean, just look at all the outta state inbreds in our current Lege! There’s lots. And the good Pastord here is from Wisconsin???? WTFaaaa?? Now, the inbreds gotta im PORT hate-filled speakers??? We don’t already have enough? Isn’t Pastord Hairass Slimes outta jail yet?

    And the real scary part is that Montana used to be split pretty much fifty fifty along party lines so that statewide elections were usually determined by less than four thousand votes. But no more. Next governor? Meet Tiny tim fox news! Our current AG!

    But I tried to warn people thirty years ago what was happening, and no one believed me. Now, it may be too late. Good decent Montanans should’a been up in arms long ago. But the problem is that we’re very tolerant live and let live kinda folks. Well, we just didn’t understand what we were up against.

    I fault everyone who simply didn’t fight back. Now, everything we hold dear is at stake. Yes, at stake! We are ALL stakeholders in what happens to our beautiful Montana. We cannot allow a river of hatred to run through it!

    But not to worry. Pastord Tryfellas ( with all his homo hatin’, who can believe that pastord Tryfellas hasn’t? he’s got that Marcus Bachman godlike appeal!) is a strict, strict woman lover! He’s gonna protect’em REAL good for the sake of gawd! Let the games begin! I predict the nuttiest Lege ever! Oh, and he thinks god orders you to give your kiddies an AK-47 too! Yes, this IS no country for old men……like me! We remember a time when these bugnutz freaks would’a been laffed off the scene!

    Really, the ONLY thing left to determine is where they’ll make their supposed last stand, a la Clivescum Bungy?! It’s a’comin’! Some ignernt reetard will decide to take up arms against the feds, most likely up there in the Salish/Kootenai region. And hoo boy, then the fun will begin! I’m sure that their military strategists are plotting as we speak, for NUTHIN’ says Montana is open for the inbred bidness like makin’ the national news!

    • Yes, this Lege will be a full frontal assault on Native American sovereignty. I mean, the inbred letters are al READY comin’ out from under the rocks! Check out this talking wazooo!

      Give tribes control

      In studying the Consolidated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Compact, it seems to me the proposed compact gives the tribes control of the Clark’s Fork River Basin.

      To correct this problem, I would propose that the 2015 Legislature pass a bill that repeals all of the statutes that refer to reserved water rights. In addition, it will include a requirement that the Montana Water Court shall concern itself only with those water rights that are included under the Montana Constitution in Article IX, Section 3: “Water rights. (1) All existing rights to the use of any waters for any useful and beneficial purpose are hereby recognized and confirmed.”

      By repealing all statutes with regard to reserved water rights, the state of Montana will have resolved all of the gross claims with regard to the Flathead Indian’s claimed rights that are included as the CSKT Compact.

      This will negate all existing compacts that have been approved by the Legislature in previous years. Those water rights, from all compacts, that fit under the Constitution in Article IX, Section 3, Part (1): “All existing rights” should be considered by the water court. This will give people on the Indian reservations the same rights and duties as the rest of the citizens of this state.

      — Jim Paugh, Coffee Creek

      Ya see, if we just steal everything the Natives have, it’ll be REAL good for’em! According to jimmy. Jeebus. What a maroon!

        • Dear World,

          Religion is like a penis. It’s fine to have one and it’s fine to be proud of it, but please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around… and PLEASE don’t try to shove it down my child’s throat.

          Sincerely, tired of hearing your religious guff

          Don’t know who said it, but I thank’em!

  • Gayr Marsbutt and Matt Tryfellas, keeping us safe from enemies both foreign and domestic……and imaginary! For thas what freedumd’s all about! Put a gun in the hands of every retard OUT there! What the hell could go wrong??? Great JOB, Marsbutt, Tryfellas! Gawd would approve! Now, let’s get them guns on campus! And in bars! And banks! etc., etc.!

  • Montana, what the hell have you done??

    “controlled House and Senate laid out their priorities at the outset of the 2015 legislative session, which officially kicked-off at noon Monday.

    Incoming Senate President Debby Barrett, R- Dillon, released a four-part plan she said focuses on “strengthening the economy, improving education opportunities, safeguarding healthcare options, and protecting individual rights.”­­­

    Barrett said the plan is joint product of the House and Senate Republicans.

    “Throughout my fourteen years in the Legislature, I have never seen a coordinated plan such as this between the two Republican caucuses,” Barrett said in a statement releasing the plan. “I am confident that a unified Republican message from both houses will demonstrate to the people of Montana how dedicated the majority party is to passing legislation aimed at making our state a better place to live.”

    Members of the Republican House and Senate caucuses were at odds at times during the 2013 legislation session over issues such as education funding, expanding health care coverage to low-income Montanans, and school choice.

    Republican leaders are hoping they can reunite the caucuses and heal the intra-party rift that lead to public squabbling throughout much of the 2013 session.

    The four-part in part plan calls for:

    •Addressing the economy by cutting taxes and scaling back regulations’
    •Addressing education issues by pushing for school choice and investing in state-of-the art infrastructure;
    •Addressing health care by “protecting consumer-driven options” and “ensuring the long-term stability” of the state’s health care system; and
    •Addressing individual rights by focusing on “defending private property rights,” “constitutional rights,” “protecting privacy” and fighting against “government takings.”

    “The House and Senate Republicans have made a commitment to work together to advance legislation which is in the best interest of all Montanans,” said Republican Senate Majority Leader Matt Rosendale of Glendive. “As the people’s elected representatives, it is our job to fight for our constituents, and our unified message shows the people of Montana that we truly are determined to work for their best interests.”

    One of the key votes of the session will take place in the first week as Republican leaders seek to make a change to the House rules give Republican House leaders the power to effectively kill bills that won a majority vote on the floor.

    Under current rules it takes a simple majority vote to stop the speaker from sending a bill from the floor to the House Appropriations Committee, a procedural tactic used to kill a measure House leadership doesn’t want to pass. Under the proposed rule change it would take a three-fifths majority, or 60 votes, to block such an action.

    On Tuesday lawmakers are expected to adopt a motion adopting last session’s rules on a temporary basis until the new rules are voted on later in the week.

    Incoming House Majority Leader Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, said he hopes Republicans will come together and focus on implementing the leadership’s plan.

    “Our action plan focuses on the most important issues facing our state,” Regier said. “By focusing our efforts and entering into the session with a clear vision for the future we will be able to produce the best results for the people of Montana. We know what areas need improvement and we know how to get there.”

    We’re in deep sh*t. Really? Keith Preggers, and Matt Rosie Palm Dale in positions of leadership? Ms. Fiddler, aka. mrs. Uncle Fester too? I give up.

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