Earlier this week, Senator Jeremy Trebas went on an unhinged Twitter rant, using slurs and intentionally misgendering Representative Zooey Zephyr. Trebas is known for his extremely bizarre views, ranging from his claims that the polio vaccine wasn’t necessary to his argument that hunters shouldn’t have to wear blaze orange.
Now, amidst international spotlight on Montana’s Legislative session, Trebas is doubling down on his extreme anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric. Trebas’ actions seem especially dubious given the Montana GOP’s censuring of Representative Zephyr under the guise of maintaining “decorum.”
After Trebas’ tweets were shared by an NBC reporter, citizens contacted WTF406 to ask if the Great Falls Rescue Mission is aware of Trebas’ online behavior. A look at their website shows Trebas is the Operations Director. We reached out to the Great Falls Rescue Mission.
“We are a local blog covering relevant political happenings. Today, Senator Jeremy Trebas’s tweets were shared by a reporter with NBC. We’ve included screenshots which show Mr. Trebas misgendering Representative Zoey Zephyr and using a slur. We’ve received questions from citizens regarding Mr. Trebas’s affiliation with your organization. Upon examining your website, we see that Mr. Trebas is listed as the Operations Director.
We’d like to give you an opportunity to respond to these questions.
- Is the Rescue Mission aware of Mr. Trebas’s online activities? If so, do they endorse his comments?
- Does the Rescue Mission provide services to members of the LGBTQ+ community?
We thank you for your time and prompt attention to this inquiry. Please note that we intend to report on this issue within the next 24 hours.
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And here is the response we received:
“Thank you for reaching out to us, and giving us an opportunity to share our thoughts with you
To answer your questions;
1.Is the Rescue Mission aware of Mr. Trebas’s online activities? If so, do they endorse his comments?
Response; No, We were not aware of this thread of social media. Mr. Trebas has been duly elected by the people of his district, and has a right to have his own opinions.
Great Falls Rescue Mission does not align with his comments or the way he chooses to communicate them.
2. Does the Rescue Mission provide services to members of the LGBTQ+ community?
Response; Yes, The Great Falls Rescue Mission strives to provide services for all those seeking refuge and are in need of temporary shelter. We ask all entering our facilities to adhere to our policies to provide safety, security and respect for every person staying with us, while maintaining our Statement of Faith and Christian Values.The Great Falls Rescue Mission is a non profit Christian Organization committed to serving the hungry, hurting and homeless through Jesus Christ love.”
So, dear readers, now we ask you.
Can LGBTQ+ people feel safe accessing services at the Great Falls Rescue Mission? We’d like to hear what you think. Let us know in the comments.