Tag Archives: Mat Staver

Liberty Counsel: Anti-Gay Businesses Are Honoring The Legacy Of Martin Luther King

“As we remember today the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are inspired by his courage to combat injustice that had become imbedded in our culture and our law. Marriage as the union of one man and one woman was not created by government or religion. It is rooted in natural law. Today, the legacy of …

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FLORIDA: Huckabee & Santorum To Shill For Liberty Counsel At Hate Summit

Potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum will headline the Liberty Counsel’s “Awakening 2015” convention in Orlando. Listed as invited but not confirmed is fellow 2016 contender Sen. Ted Cruz. Good As You points out that also listed as a headliner is “ex-gay” activist Janet Boynes, whom you may recall claims that President Obama “propagates the attack …

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FLORIDA: Liberty Counsel Claims “Victory” In Ruling By Federal Judge Robert Hinkle

Via press release from the Liberty Counsel: In a highly anticipated ruling to clarify an August preliminary injunction in the federal case Brenner v. Scott, the district judge agreed with Liberty Counsel that the injunction does not require Florida clerks of court outside Washington County to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on January 6. Indeed, the new order clarifies …

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FLORIDA: Liberty Counsel Offers To Defend County Clerks Who Refuse Gays

Via press release: Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver is urging Florida court clerks to take the advice of their own legal counsel and uphold Florida’s marriage laws. “No clerk outside of Washington County is bound by the federal judge’s ruling,” the letter from the legal counsel says, “and it would be a crime under Florida law for a …

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Liberty Counsel Cheers Fayetteville

Liberty Counsel is taking credit for the repeal of Fayetteville’s LGBT rights ordinance, which we’re pretty sure was the work of the FRC and the Duggar family. Via press release: In a special referendum vote, Fayetteville voters repealed a law passed by the City Council in August that required churches, Christian schools, and other para-church ministries to hire homosexuals for …

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Liberty Counsel: The Fight Against Gay Marriage Is The Next Civil Rights Movement And We’re Rosa Parks

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Liberty Counsel Has The DC Sadz

Via press release: This week, the D.C. City Council trampled on the religious liberty of Christians in Washington, D.C. The council repealed an exemption in the Human Rights Act that allowed private religious schools to practice their faith pertaining to human sexuality. Additionally, the council banned sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE), violating the fundamental rights of counselors, minors, and parents. …

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NEW JERSEY: Liberty Counsel Appeals “Ex-Gay” Torture Ban To SCOTUS

After losing twice before the Ninth Circuit Court, in late June the Liberty Counsel was smacked down by SCOTUS in their attempt to overturn California’s ban on “ex-gay” torture. But they are trying again, this time in New Jersey. Via press release: Today Liberty Counsel filed its Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in King v. Christie, Liberty Counsel’s case …

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JAMAICA: Mat Staver To Headline Event To Keep Homosexuality Criminalized

Miranda Blue writes at Right Wing Watch: American Religious Right leaders Mat Staver and Judith Reisman are scheduled to be featured speakers at a conference in Jamaica this weekend hosted by a group that has been working to preserve the country’s criminal ban on consensual gay sex. The annual conference, hosted by the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society, will …

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FLORIDA: Liberty Counsel Files Amicus Brief With Eleventh Circuit Court

The Orlando-based Liberty Counsel today filed an amicus brief with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage. Last week Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed that court’s first same-sex marriage appeal. In today’s brief, Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver cites Mark Regnerus and Maggie Gallagher and argues that same-sex marriage should remain banned …

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Wingnut Coalition To GOP: Now We LOVE The Democrats’ Filibuster Rule Change

A coalition of far-right groups has sent a letter to incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to keep the filibuster rule change made by the Democrats last year. A group of 26 conservative academics, advocates and leaders wrote in a letter that they see “very little upside” to restoring the old rules, which had allowed the minority party …

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Liberty Counsel To Magistrates: Don’t Resign Or We Can’t Sue On Your Behalf

The Liberty Counsel yesterday advised state officials not to resign over same-sex marriage because no lawsuit can then be brought on their behalf. Via press release: “Stand your ground. Do not voluntarily resign your post when confronted with this intolerant agenda.” Staver made these comments after several magistrates in North Carolina resigned because they refused to preside over a same-sex …

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Mat Staver Leaves Liberty University

There’s some interesting news about Liberty Counsel chairman Mat Staver: Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. announced the resignation of Dean Mathew Staver Monday. Staver has been an integral part of the law school since its inception a decade ago. Staver says the decision will allow him to spend more time with his wife, who is receiving specialized medical attention …

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Mat Staver: SCOTUS Is Spreading STDs By Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

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Mat Staver Has The SCOTUS Sadz

“This is a total dereliction of duty. The Supreme Court abandoned its duty to take up or at least hold these marriage cases. The responsibility for the undermining of marriage rests solely at the U.S. Supreme Court. Last year ’s decision in the Defense of Marriage Act case that started this fire, and today’ s decision to watch marriage burn …

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Staver: How Dare They Call Me Anti-Gay!

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LIVE VIDEO: FRC Hate Summit, Day Two

On the schedule for this morning beginning at 8:45AM: Sandy Rios, Mat Staver, Tony Perkins, Mark Levin, Star Parker, and Todd Starnes. Not quite the star power of yesterday, but today guarantees to provide even more anti-gay animus. UPDATE: The event has concluded.

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LGBT And Civil Rights Groups To GOP: Denounce The FRC’s Values Voter Summit

A coalition of LGBT and civil rights groups today published a full-page ad in the Washington Post, demanding that the GOP denounce this weekend’s Family Research Council Values Voter Summit. Here is the text in full: Dear Mr. Priebus, Fifteen years ago, your predecessor called for party members to shun the Council of Conservative Citizens because of the group’s “racist …

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Liberty Counsel: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Must Recuse Herself From Marriage Cases

Earlier this week Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that until federal appeals courts disagree on same-sex marriage, there’s no need for SCOTUS to “rush” to hear one of the cases. Ginsburg then observed that an anti-gay ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court would likely speed the issue. Today the Liberty Counsel called on Ginsburg to recuse herself from …

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The Export Of Hate: HRC Details Overseas Work Of American Anti-Gay Activists

The Human Rights Campaign today issued a lengthy report which details the anti-LGBT hate campaigns being done overseas by American hate group leaders such as NOM’s Brian Brown, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, Pastor Scott Lively, Peter LaBarbera, homocon horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez, World Congress of Families leader Larry Jacobs, Alliance Defending Freedom’s Benjamin Bull, and others. The report delves into …

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