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LGBT extremists storm Montana Capitol in support of trans lawmaker censured over anti-Christian remarks

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LGBT extremists stormed the Montana Capitol Monday, disrupting the democratic process until riot police were able to clear the scene.

The angry mob holding the state House of Representatives for ransom signaled support for transvestite lawmaker Zooey Zephyr, the Democratic state representative censured last week for spewing anti-Christian statements at his Republican colleagues.

What's the background?

TheBlaze previously reported that Zephyr castigated his Republican colleagues during a debate over amendments to Senate Bill 99, the "Youth Health Protection Act." The bill was already passed by the state House and Senate. Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) indicated he will ultimately ratify the bill.

Zephyr said, "The only thing I will say is if you vote yes on this bill and yes on these amendments, I hope the next time there’s an invocation when you bow your heads in prayer, you see the blood on your hands."

In response to Zephr's remarks, made less than a month after a transgender extremist shot up a Christian school, Majority Leader Sue Vinton (R) stated, “I will note this is entirely inappropriate, disrespectful, and uncalled for. We can debate matters civilly and with respect for each other.”
The Montana Freedom Caucus later demanded Zephyr be censured by the House "for attempting to shame the Montana legislative body and by using inappropriate and uncalled-for language during a floor debate."
On Thursday, the House voted in favor of the lawmaker's censure, citing his "hate-filled testimony," reported Fox News Digital.
The Washington Post indicated that Zephyr was not formally censured; however, Republican House leaders declined to recognize him on the floor for three days and disabled his microphone.
Montana House Speaker Matt Regier told KRTV that Zephyr needs to apologize before he'll be recognized again on the floor.
"Rep. Zephyr has made comments in the past that are derogatory and did not show remorse of staying within that decorum. Until that can happen and trust is restored, recognition won’t be granted," said Regier.
Zephyr said, "I will not apologize for speaking with clarity and precision about the harm these bills cause. Montana Republicans say they want an apology, but what they really want is silence as they take away the rights of trans and queer Montanans."
Ahead of the riot, Zephyr told supporters massed outside the state House that the fight to keep child genital mutilation legal was comparable to other civil rights battles, including the fight against racism, reported the Associated Press.
"When those communities who see the repercussions of those bills have the audacity to stand up and say, ‘This legislation gets us killed,’ those in power aren’t content with just passing those hateful, harmful bills,” said Zephyr. “What they are demanding is silence. We will not be complicit in our eradication."

LGBT extremists storm the Capitol

An angry mob of LGBT extremists later stormed the Capitol, with some chanting, "Let her speak!"

The mob was particularly incensed after Democrat lawmakers, seeking to let Zephyr opine on a piece of legislation, triggered a vote on whether to overrule Regier and let Zephr speak, reported the Independent Record.

When Regier indicated the vote would be to "uphold decorum," the mob began raining down obscenities.

Lawmakers were reportedly instructed to clear the floor out of concern for their safety. Zephyr remained on the floor, holding up a microphone while his supporters swarmed the House gallery.

Additional leftists banged on the doors to the state House gallery.

House cleaning

Police units from the Montana Highway Patrol and the Helena Police Department along with officers from the Lewis and Clark County Sheriff’s Office ultimately restored order.

Several individuals among the mob were arrested by the Montana Highway Patrol on charges of criminal trespassing.

According to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton, those arrested will be released without bond.

Of the extremists arrested Monday, Zephr said, "I’m going to do everything in my power to take care of them and everything I can do to make sure they are ok."

The Montana Freedom Caucus issued a statement after the incident, condemning "the actions of the violent protestors in the capitol building today."

"Representative Zephyr encouraged these actions by standing in the middle of the floor encouraging an insurrection after all members were told to move to the sides and clear the House gallery to remain in a safe location," said the Freedom Caucus. "Due to Zephyr's actions, the Montana Freedom Caucus is calling for immediate disciplinary action against Democrat Representative Zooey Zephyr of Missoula."

The Montana House GOP leadership similarly issued a statement, noting that Monday's "riot by far-left agitators damages our discourse and endangered legislators and staff. Their actions did not represent Montana values."

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