Seven years ago, the 2010 story was reported by The Billings Gazette as part of a takedown of Big Sky Tea Party Association leader Tim Ravndal that cost him his chairmanship. At the time, Ravndal was blasting the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for their lawsuit in favor of same-sex couples. He wrote on his Facebook, “marriage between a man and a woman period!”
Scranton took things a bit further. “I think fruits are decorative. Hang up where they can be seen and appreciated. Call Wyoming for display instructions,” he said. Wyoming is the site where Matthew Shepard was severely beaten, tied to a fence and left for dead just outside of Laramie in the late 1990s.
When he spoke to The Gazette this week, he didn’t back down from his remarks, however.
And so it begins