Rally for Montana Pastor Wed Night, “Let’s Go Brandon”
The "Let's Go Brandon" rally for Missoula- area Pastor Brandon Huber is taking place Wednesday night. Plus, the Missoula Organization of Realtors has now issued a formal statement regarding his case. (That news update is further below)
For those who missed the story, the free speech rights and the Christian beliefs of Missoula-area Pastor Brandon Huber are under attack. Now, locals are planning a "Let's Go Brandon" rally to stand up for Pastor Brandon.
I spoke with Pastor Brandon's lawyer Matthew Monforton. The pastor also works part time as a realtor in Missoula, and is being targeted for his Christian beliefs by the Missoula Organization of Realtors.
Monforton says the issue comes down to a simple question- "Is the Bible hate speech? Because that's what the Missoula realtors are alleging." Monforton continued:
As your listeners may know the National Association of REALTORS recently enacted a hate speech provision that applies to all realtors, and it applies 24/7 not just when they're doing the job.
So what exactly was it that the complaint against Huber alleges was "hate speech?"
The 'hate speech' was a letter that Pastor Brandon distributed to his congregation explaining his actions. He basically said, look, we've been partners with the Missoula Food Bank. They want to distribute this, this LGBTQ pride flyer. It goes against our biblical doctrine, and so we're going to do free lunches on our own. That's it. It was it was the most polite, innocuous letter that you could possibly imagine.
Monforton tells us that local supporters are planning a "Let's Go Brandon" rally in support of Pastor Brandon Huber on November 17th, 6:30 p.m. at the Clinton Community Church.
Monforton: We need all hands on deck here. And this is at some point, if we don't stand up to this, the LGBT woke mafia is going to come after all of us.
When I first reached out to the Missoula Organization of Realtors they did not have a comment on the case. Earlier this week I received this statement from Jim Bachand, the CEO of the Missoula Organization of Realtors:
Bachand: Discriminatory conduct, including hate speech, is directly contrary to who REALTORS® are and should not be tolerated in any profession. As a local association of the National Association of REALTORS®, we take our role very seriously in upholding a rule such as this to ensure discrimination has no place among our REALTORS®. Both NAR and the Missoula Organization of REALTORS® are confident this practice will withstand judicial scrutiny. When handling ethics complaints, MOR carefully reviews all matters and follows due process to ensure fairness to all involved parties. It will be up to the MOR hearing panel to determine whether any of the matters raised in the complaint constitute a violation based on the evidence presented.
Full audio of our chat with Monforton can be found here: “Let’s Go Brandon Rally” for Missoula Pastor Brandon Huber |
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