State Rep’s Outline For Killing Non-Believers In Holy War Is Referred To FBI


macrumors regular
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Oct 18, 2010

A Washington state lawmaker who moonlights as a wannabe theocrat has stumbled into FBI scrutiny over a how-to guide he wrote on killing non-believers and establishing a Christian theocracy.

Five-term Washington state Rep. Matt Shea has been circulating a manual for holy war in the United States, the Seattle Times reported.

The four-page document, titled “Biblical Basis for War,” goes point-by-point over how a Christian theocratic movement could – and should – exterminate its opposition in a battle to win a hypothetical holy war.

At the outset, Shea’s holy army would issue terms of surrender to its enemies. The demands include “stop all abortions,” “no same-sex marriage,” “no idolatry or occultism,” “no communism,” and “must obey Biblical law.”

If the rest of the country refuses to “yield” to these terms, the document advocates a final solution: “kill all males.”

People like this have no place in gov.


macrumors 604
Aug 5, 2010
That is clearly a soon to be former lawmaker. I hope the FBI learns the identities of some of his followers along the way.

T'hain Esh Kelch

macrumors 603
Aug 5, 2001
People like this have no place in gov.
I completely agree, religion should be kept as far away from government as possible. That being said, the US government's, and its citizens', close adherence to religion, make it hard to strike down on. The US seem to have an extremely high number of religious nut cases, and regular believers, so stuff like this is bound to come up on a regular basis. A complete seperation of state and religion, would do wonders to comb crazy thinking out of the population. On a long term basis of course.

Since I am from the other side of the pond - What kind of outcome is expected in a case like this? A slap on the wrist and a "Don't do anymore boo boo's please." and nothing else?


macrumors 6502a
Dec 17, 2015
Red Springs, NC
Total nut job, and nothing but the perversion of the very religion he claims to be up holding.

John 13:34-35 American Standard Version (ASV)
34 A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
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macrumors 65816
Mar 19, 2015
Whether far the right Christian who wants to persecute those who don't believe like them or the atheists who crusade against those who do believe, I've never understood why we can't be happy just letting people be with whatever choice they make unless it directly impacts you somehow.
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