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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Because Marriage Needs Protection

Posted by on Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:33 PM

State Representative Matt Shea (R-4) is so eager to protect marriage from gay people that helped found the new group Protect Marriage Washington. But Shea has hardly been a good steward of the institution—so it's a little ironic he's trying to protect the sanctity of marriage. The Spokane County Clerk's office identified 44 pleadings related to a knock-down, drag-out divorce with his ex-wife, Lisa Shea. Among those pleading are three temporary restraining orders filed against Matt Shea in 2007 and a protection order. A clerk, who said I would need to go to the Spokane office to actually see the documents, mentioned that in one declaration, Lisa Shea claimed Matt Shea "flat-out lied in many respects" about his role in alleged domestic abuse. The Spokesman Review detailed some of the scandal last summer:

Matt T. Shea’s wife, Lisa, was granted a divorce in January after complaining that he treated her “as a possession,” and was physically and emotionally abusive.

She said Shea insisted she walk on his left side because his sword, if he had one, would be on his right side. He said he knows nothing about that, but as a courtesy would walk between her and traffic.

Lisa Shea’s brother-in-law, Tino P. Vargas, swore in court documents that he saw Matt Shea yell at his wife, grab her arm “very hard and violently” and push her into a vehicle.

I can see why Mr. Shea trembles at the specter of more marriages.


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Beetlecat 30
@18 and @19, you are my heroes.

Slog never fails to edu-tain.
Posted by Beetlecat on May 15, 2009 at 11:21 AM · Report this
Cracker Jack 28
Don't forget, LC has come out FOR beating her underage children if they sent or received nude pictures with their opposite-dating partners. She understands.
Posted by Cracker Jack on May 14, 2009 at 6:48 PM · Report this
yucca flower 26
All these people protesting gay marriage are terrified it will show their own relationships up as shallow and inconsequential. They are terrified of being compared to gay couples, because they know their relationships are will be found inferior and wanting.
Posted by yucca flower on May 14, 2009 at 5:52 PM · Report this
Loveschild 25
12 My bad, I thought this was a pro marriage defense group. I'm fine with domestic partnerships. My apologies to all slog identified lesbians and gays. Though I still think that if you don't like people discussing what you do in your bedroom you shouldn't do it to others even if you disagree with them.
Posted by Loveschild on May 14, 2009 at 5:16 PM · Report this
@ 21 I could not have asked for a better response to my comment!!!
Posted by Take it all in on May 14, 2009 at 4:54 PM · Report this
pissy mcslogbot 21
her best pal JC wouldn't hit a bitch, would he?

ohhh he'd hit it. just not in the way you mean, I'd say he probably even nailed most of the disciples, the cat was a playa, spreading gods love all over the place.

But no offense...
Posted by pissy mcslogbot on May 14, 2009 at 4:51 PM · Report this
@18 They also pierced their penises and strapped them to their thighs so as not to lose them in battle ;0)
Posted by Take it all in on May 14, 2009 at 4:49 PM · Report this
@15 Nope ... just can't help but ask someone to have some perspective. Try having a husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/lover knock you around a bit and see where your support leans then ... wait ... her best pal JC wouldn't hit a bitch, would he?
Posted by Take it all in on May 14, 2009 at 4:37 PM · Report this
Tina 16
@11 No offense Loveschild but its people like you that make people like me ashamed to be straight and married and christen; comments like yours are "off putting" and make me hope that you die in a fire (as in your enitre church goes up in hellfire and is sucked back into the abyss from wence it came). But no offense...
Posted by Tina on May 14, 2009 at 4:35 PM · Report this
Baconcat 15
@14: You're surprised Loveschild supports and shields abusers? What, you think that domestic violence is a problem or something in this country? We have more important things to think about, like protecting ourselves from the gays first and foremost.

We'll get back to you on the domestic violence thing after we've reviewed the relevant verses and chapters.
Posted by Baconcat on May 14, 2009 at 4:33 PM · Report this
@11 Are you supporting an abusive fuckwitt because he is, as you call it, "pro-marriage." I think that the point here is that the "poster boy" is about as good for your so called "pro-marriage" initiative as Bristol Palin is for the anti-teen-pregnancy campaign.
Posted by Take it all in on May 14, 2009 at 4:27 PM · Report this
Baconcat 13
Wow, it's like that Carrie Prejean news conference parody come to life.

"Just say 'no offense', that makes it okay."
Posted by Baconcat on May 14, 2009 at 4:23 PM · Report this
Loveschild 11
No offense to gay sloggers but this is the sort of thing that puts people off, it makes you seem egotistic. Washington state offers pretty complete civil union benefits, we don't need these sort of attacks on pro-marriage defense people. Our nation is hurting and there are far more important issues than this.
Posted by Loveschild on May 14, 2009 at 4:17 PM · Report this
Geni 10
Wait, his rationalization doesn't work no matter which side of the street you're on! He's even dumber than I thought!
Posted by Geni on May 14, 2009 at 4:12 PM · Report this
Geni 9
Wait, he made HER walk on the left side, and said he was walking between her and traffic? Only if you're on the side of the street facing the oncoming traffic, dumbass. Nice asinine rationalization, there. He's a whackjob.

You really can't even mock the state Republicans anymore. This is what happens when you purge a party of nearly all the semi-sane people. They are imploding from crazy.
Posted by Geni on May 14, 2009 at 4:11 PM · Report this
SchmuckyTheCat 8

Divorces are messy and disgusting. The dirtiest of them are full of lies on both sides. Walk into the King County Courthouse and find an ex-parte court. Restraining orders are handed out like candy because only one side presents evidence.
Posted by SchmuckyTheCat on May 14, 2009 at 4:07 PM · Report this
eastcoastreader 7
ah! the real problem with gay marriage- you don't know who should walk on what side of the sidewalk!
Posted by eastcoastreader on May 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM · Report this
Hernandez 6
At this point, I'm suspicious of any person who takes an aggressive public stance against marriage equality. There are just too many stories like this one. If marriage needs protection from anyone, it's folks like Rep. Shea here.
Posted by Hernandez on May 14, 2009 at 3:58 PM · Report this
Fnarf 5
What kind of a twat wears his sword on the right side? A military sword is worn on the left. Most soldiers are right-handed.

Also, it is traditional for a gentleman to walk between a lady and the road, to protect her from splashing muck.

God, when even the douchebags don't even know how to be douchebags properly, what have we come to?
Posted by Fnarf on May 14, 2009 at 3:53 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
I wonder who his concubines are?
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 14, 2009 at 3:48 PM · Report this
kk in seattle 3
Priceless. You can't make this stuff up.
Posted by kk in seattle on May 14, 2009 at 3:47 PM · Report this
Baconcat 2
After he deals with the gays, he's going to take care of women, too! After all, the bible very firmly states a woman's place.

That'll learn'em.
Posted by Baconcat on May 14, 2009 at 3:37 PM · Report this
Oh come on, this guy is PERFECT to defend marriage. Old testament-style marriage that is.
Posted by Westside forever on May 14, 2009 at 3:36 PM · Report this

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