"Marriage is between a man and a woman period! By giving rights to those otherwise would be a violation of the Constitution and my own rights." The conversation appears to reference the 1998 death of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, who was beaten and tied to a fence post. Police said Shepard was attacked because he was gay. (all night on the fense post, beat to a pulp and later died) The Associated Press: Mont. tea party removes leader after anti-gay post On July 23, Ravndal declared his opposition to gay marriage in a Facebook status update. Another user replied: I think fruits are decorative. Hang up where they can be seen and appreciated. Call Wyoming for display instructions. Ravndal then responded: Where can I get that Wyoming printed instruction manual? Montana Tea Party Leader Fired For Advocating Violence Against Gays | teapartytracker.org Tea Party (Republicans) have gone after gays, Hispanics, Blacks and Muslims. Do they know how to "GROW" a party or what? There isnt any tolerance for people who have a different opinion than yours. If we say yes to gay marriage where does it stop? The people who want to have more than one spouse will be next and that is against the law. The definition of marriage is between a man and a woman, are we now going to change the definition?