The FBI has launched an investigation into a Washington state Republican who distributed a manifesto calling for “war” against enemies of the Christian religion through violence and death.
In the leaked document, a four-page explanation of how to establish Christian law through armed struggle, Republican Congressman Matt Shea calls for the end of same-sex marriage, abortion, and the death of all non-Christian males in the U.S. if religious law is not upheld.
“If they do not yield – kill all males,” the document reads.
Authorities told local NBC affiliate KHQ 6 that it is investigating the document, which was reported to to the bureau by Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, who told the news station that he felt the post was dangerous.
Shea, who is running for reelection, has lost at least one campaign donor over the controversy. A spokeswoman for the Northwest Credit Union Association told Spokane Public Radio that the group had requested the return of a $1,000 donation to Shea’s campaign.
“His beliefs do not reflect the views and values of our organization, member credit unions or customers,” the spokeswoman said.