TEA Party Republican Rep. Dan Kennedy, of Laurel,
figured out he had no chance of being elected after participating in the Infamous Session of Frivolous and Wacky Bills decided to take some time to “focus on his furniture business.” Now, another wingnut has joined the fight between the mainstream conservative movement and its very non-mainstream fringe.
Meet Republican Sarah Laszloffy, an alum of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, where students of all ages come to learn how to live “a supernatural lifestyle.” (And you thought Republicans opposed alternative lifestyles. Not true!)
According to the school’s website, Candidate Laszloffy and her fellow students learn how to “live the Bible,” —including useful skills such as “how to cast out demons” and other practical solutions to life’s most pressing problems.
Bethel’s members also purport to have the ability to heal people through prayer and bring the dead back to life.
However, these beliefs led to a very bad situation for one young man, who either fell or was pushed of a 200-foot cliff before two Bethel students, who were with him, tried to pray him back to life–for hours–instead of calling 911. The victim filed a lawsuit against the students after he ended up a paraplegic.
It’s not clear why someone with supernatural powers would want to sit around passing changes to the Montana Code Annotated. Nonetheless, the non-mainstream’s champion for this seat is well-connected. Sarah Laszloffy is the daughter of noted birther Jeff Laszloffy who is a lobbyist for the religious right.
Laszloffy, age 20, is running against Debra Bonogofsky in the Republican primary for Laurel’s House District 57.