Tag Archives: Mat Staver

Liberty Counsel Appeals “Hate Group” Ruling

Via press release: Liberty Counsel filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals challenging the district court’s dismissal of its lawsuit against GuideStar. Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit challenges GuideStar over its false and defamatory “hate group” label that it placed on GuideStar’s Liberty Counsel page. The lawsuit charges GuideStar violated the federal Lanham Act, along with state law violations of Interference ...

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Liberty Counsel: Celebrate Valentine’s By Not Fucking

Via press release: The 15th annual Day of Purity is a project led by Liberty Counsel on Valentine’s Day to promote purity and respect. It encourages and celebrates young people who choose to save sexual intimacy for marriage. Students are encouraged to wear white on February 14th to help promote abstinence and inspire young people to look past casual sex ...

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Liberty Counsel: We’re Like Holocaust Victims

Last month the Liberty Counsel lost its defamation lawsuit against the charity rating organization GuideStar, which had marked them as a hate group using information provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Liberty Counsel president Mat Staver is out this week with a typically insane characterization of GuideStar’s move. Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Staver complained that GuideStar ...

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BOOM: Federal Court Tosses Liberty Counsel’s “Hate Group” Designation Suit Against Charity Rating Site

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy reports: GuideStar, the charity-information site, scored a major victory as a federal court ruled it was in legal bounds to put a hate label on a nonprofit’s profile. A federal judge in Virginia dismissed a lawsuit against GuideStar pursued by the conservative Christian legal-defense group Liberty Counsel. Judge Raymond Jackson of the Federal District Court in ...

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Today’s Insane Lie From The Liberty Counsel

Earlier this month Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver flatly declared that rapper Jay-Z is an “open Satanist” and pointed to a widely-debunked fake news site as his evidence. Today Staver may have outdone that ridiculous lie. Via press release: The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was caught “monitoring hate” by tracking its 12 top most hateful hashtags, which included: #merrychristmas, ...

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Liberty Counsel: Jay-Z Is An Open Satanist [AUDIO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch: Over the course of the last year, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver has repeatedly attacked us here at Right Wing Watch for supposedly being one of “the biggest purveyors of fake news in the country,” simply because we post about the outrageous things he says and provide audio or video of him saying them. ...

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Liberty Counsel Sues Over Tampa’s Ex-Gay Torture Ban

The Liberty Counsel has failed multiple times to overturn statewide ex-gay torture bans in California and New Jersey and were even smacked down TWICE by the US Supreme Court. But they’re trying yet again, this time in Tampa. Via press release: Liberty Counsel filed suit in federal court against the City of Tampa for its adoption of Ordinance 2017-47, which ...

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Liberty Counsel Issues 2017 List Of Anti-Xmas Stores To Boycott: Barnes & Noble, Gap, Rite Aid, Walgreens

Via press release: As a feature of the annual Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign, Liberty Counsel has provided a Naughty and Nice List, cataloging which stores are censoring Christmas and which are publicly celebrating it. The Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign educates, and if necessary litigates, to make sure that Christmas and Christian themes are not censored. Liberty Counsel pledges ...

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Liberty Counsel Launches Annual War On Xmas

Via press release: Liberty Counsel has launched its fifteenth annual Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign. The campaign educates, and if necessary litigates, to make sure that Christmas and Christian themes are not censored. Liberty Counsel has been actively monitoring cases across the country where there is intimidation by officials and groups to remove the celebration of Christmas in public and ...

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Liberty Counsel Demands Boston Fly “Christian” Flag

Via press release: Liberty Counsel has sent a demand letter to the City of Boston to approve a permit to raise the Christian flag on a Boston City Hall Plaza flagpole, next to the American flag, as part of a permitted cultural event sponsored by Camp Constitution. The event will celebrate the contributions of Christianity to American freedom and the ...

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Liberty Counsel: Don’t Blame Kim Davis Just Because Kentucky Has To Pay $222K For Her Anti-Gay Actions

“If, at the end of the day the state of Kentucky has to pay for attorney’s fees, whose responsibility is that? It’s not Kim Davis, it’s not Rowan Country, it’s not the current legislative body, it’s certainly not Gov. Matt Bevin. It is the former liberal Democratic Gov. Beshear. Had he [provided a religious liberty accommodation to Davis,] this case ...

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Liberty Counsel: Congress Needs To Do Its Job And Impeach Any Federal Judge That Rules For LGBT Rights

The same old whining, over and over and over. Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Mat Staver, the attorney behind the Religious Right legal group Liberty Counsel, guest-hosted VCY America’s “Crosstalk” program on June 26, the day that the Supreme Court ruled in the church-state case Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. While Staver was happy with the Trinity Lutheran ...

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Liberty Counsel Blames SPLC For Virginia Shooting

From a press release published today by Christian Newswire: The D.C. shooter was a Facebook fan of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a reckless organization that falsely labels people and organizations as “haters” or “hate groups.” The SPLC has now admitted James Hodgkinson “liked” the SPLC on Facebook. In 2015, the SPLC wrote an article promoting the idea that ...

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Liberty Counsel: We Just Killed Nebraska’s LGBT Rights Bill (Except The Bill Isn’t Actually Quite Dead Yet)

The Lincoln Journal Star reports: A bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination for those people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender got its three hours in the sun Thursday. But no vote was taken before senators adjourned at noon for their long weekend. If the bill’s supporters can show they have 33 votes, the number needed to break ...

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Christian Activist Sentenced To Three Years In Prison In The Parental Kidnapping Of Lesbian Mom’s Daughter

And another shoe drops in the case that will hopefully also ensnare Mat Staver and the Liberty Counsel. The Associated Press reports: A Virginia businessman convicted of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for his role in a same-sex couple’s child custody fight was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison. Philip Zodhiates, Waynesboro, drove Lisa Miller and 7-year-old Isabella Miller-Jenkins ...

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Federal Court Permits Lesbian Mom To Sue Mat Staver And Liberty Counsel In Long-Running Kidnapping Case

We’ve been following this case here on JMG for many years. From the Southern Poverty Law Center: Janet Jenkins has been fighting for years for the return of her daughter, Isabella, and to bring those responsible for Isabella’s kidnapping to justice. In 2002, Jenkins and Lisa Miller, her then-partner, had Isabella. But Miller later renounced her lesbianism and moved to ...

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JACKSONVILLE: Liberty Counsel Files Lawsuit To Invalidate “Illegal” LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via press release: Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit today to invalidate the so-called Jacksonville “Human Rights Ordinance” or “HRO” because it was adopted in violation of Florida Statutes, the Jacksonville Ordinance Code and City Council Rules. The Jacksonville City Council voted to adopt the HRO, Ordinance 2017-15, on February 14, 2017. The HRO purports to add “sexual orientation” and “gender ...

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JACKSONVILLE: Liberty Counsel Organizes Hate Rally Urging Mayor To Veto New LGBT Rights Ordinance

Via press release from the Florida Family Policy Council: Liberty Counsel, a national public interest constitutional law firm with offices in Florida, released a three-page legal memorandum today documenting the fact that Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry can still legally veto the Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) 2017-15. The HRO, passed by the City Council last week, can still be vetoed by ...

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ALABAMA: Christian Groups File Briefs Defending Roy Moore, Say Obergefell Ruling Cannot Be Enforced

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: Four amicus briefs have been filed on behalf of Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was given an unprecedented judicial suspension when the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) unlawfully suspended him on September 30 for the remainder of his term, which runs through January 2019. The first brief is from a group of eight ...

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Liberty Counsel: Right Wing Watch Is Totally Spreading Fake News By Always Quoting Us Verbatim [AUDIO]

For more than a decade those deviant commies over at Right Wing Watch have been lying about the religious right by reposting their own videos and quoting their own words verbatim. So says hate group leader Mat Staver, as reported by those liars at Right Wing Watch: Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver apparently does not appreciate our practice of directly quoting ...

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