Montana Democrats Throw their Support behind Sharia Law

The Montana House of Representatives advanced a bill that would ban Sharia law in the state. With a Democrat Governor, there’s a good chance that he will veto it.

Senate Bill 97, sponsored by Keith Regier, R-Kalispell, passed mainly along party lines on Monday 56-44. While it does not specifically mention Sharia law, it was often the focus of discussion during debate.

“‘If you go back and listen to the testimony of the proponents of this bill in both the House and Senate, the legislative intent is crystal clear that it targets one religion,’ Rep. Ellie Hill Smith, D-Missoula, said. ‘That this was a Shariah law bill. It’s what every proponent had talked about.’”

Given the logic of Rep. Smith, it would be wrong to pass a bill that outlawed human sacrifice since such a ban would target a particular religion, the religion of the Aztecs. Polygamy is still outlawed even though some people claim a religious basis for the practice.

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Smith “proposed a failed amendment to the bill to include a ban on both Sharia Law and the Law of Moses, in order to ‘show the state of Montana that it is not just about Islamic Law.’”

Several Mosaic laws have been banned already: Mosaic laws against abortion and same-sex marriage, and coming soon, laws prohibiting polygamy and pedophilia. Mosaic law also prohibits man-stealing (Ex. 21:16), a law, if it had been followed, would have prohibited the slave trade, something that Islam has never stopped being involved in.

Think about how many times the courts have ruled against posting copies of the Ten Commandments on government property. Christianity has been attacked by the courts in our nation’s government schools since the early 1960s.

The Preamble to the Montana Constitution states:

“We the people of Montana grateful to God for the quiet beauty of our state, the grandeur of our mountains, the vastness of our rolling plains, and desiring to improve the quality of life, equality of opportunity and to secure the blessings of liberty for this and future generations do ordain and establish this constitution.”

It’s “God,” not “Allah.” “God” never meant “Allah” to our Founders…


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Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and Reformed Theological Seminary (1979). He has served as researcher and writer at the Christian Worldview ministry American Vision since 1980 and President since 1984. Today he serves as Senior Fellow at American Vision where he lectures, researches, and writes on various worldview issues. Gary is the author of 30 books on a variety of topics – from "America’s Christian History" and "God and Government" to "Thinking Straight in a Crooked World" to "Last Days Madness." Gary has been interviewed by Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and Sean Hannity. He has done numerous radio and television interviews, including the “Bible Answer Man,” hosted by Hank Hanegraaff and “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders. Newspaper interviews with Gary have appeared in the Washington Times, Toledo (Ohio) Blade, the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Chicago Tribune.

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