Clinton pastor files new complaint, adds National Association of Realtors as defendant

Zoe Buchli

A Clinton pastor suing the Missoula Organization of Realtors filed an amended complaint adding the National Association of Realtors as a defendant in the suit.

The updated complaint, filed in Missoula County District Court on Dec. 17, alleges the national group enacted, through their code of ethics, what amounts to religious bigotry. It also says the Code of Ethics makes the recitation of Bible verses subject to the code’s “hate speech” prohibition.

Brandon Huber is the lead pastor at the Clinton Community Church. He filed a lawsuit in early November against the Missoula Organization of Realtors, which said he had violated their hate speech policy. The church had partnered with the Missoula Food Bank for a lunch event known as “Kids Eat Free” for several years. The church found out in June about LGBTQ+ pride inserts used in the lunch program, determined they were “contrary to the Church’s teachings” and opted to start its own community lunch program. The inserts had “Pride” written on the front, along with “love always wins” and “love is love” messages.

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