WA Church Ordered To Pay $1M To Planned Parenthood

The Spokesman Review reports:

An anti-abortion group must pay about $960,000 to Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho to cover legal fees and a fine for protests that interfered with patient care. The Church at Planned Parenthood was ordered to pay $110,000 in civil damages to Planned Parenthood last month after a Spokane County judge ruled that the group interfered with patient care, violating state law.

The group was also required to pay Planned Parenthood’s attorney fees. Those attorney fees total $850,000. Litigation related to the civil case has been ongoing since 2020. The Church at Planned Parenthood was founded by Covenant Church, where former state Rep. Matt Shea [photo] was a pastor. Since then, Shea has split from co-founder Ken Peters, who now pastors Patriot Church.

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Former Washington state Rep. Matt Shea last appeared on JMG in March 2022 when he was involved in a suspicious attempt to “rescue” Ukrainian children.

He first earned national headlines in 2019 when leaked chats showed his violent fantasies about executing non-Christians and when it was learned that he had participated in militia drills to train young men for “biblical warfare.”

Shea advocates for the creation of a 51st US state based on “biblical law.” He has also said that all American men who fail to avow allegiance to Jesus should be executed.

He was expelled by the Washington state Republican caucus but refused to resign even after the feds found that he had “participated in an act of domestic terrorism against the United States” by helping plan the armed takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in 2016.

He did not seek reelection in 2020 and is now the pastor of Covenant Christian Church in Spokane.