Tag Archives: Mat Staver

Liberty Counsel: The Alabama Supreme Court Has Restored The Rule Of Law

“The ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court is historic, and is one of the most researched and well reasoned opinions on marriage to be issued by any court in the country. The legitimacy of the judiciary is undermined when a judge legislates from the bench or usurps the power reserved to the states regarding natural marriage. This decision of the …

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Liberty Counsel: God Will Destroy America Over Obama’s Treatment Of Israel

“I believe God is sending a warning to America to stop siding with Israel’s enemies. President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry are actively campaigning against the interests of the nation of Israel – our greatest ally and the only democracy in the Middle East. Prime Minister Netanyahu has become a political target to the Obama administration for speaking the …

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Mat Staver: Gay Marriage Turns Kids Gay

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ALABAMA: Liberty Counsel Petitions State Supreme Court To Order County Judges To Stop All Same-Sex Marriages

The Liberty Counsel today filed an emergency petition for a writ of mandamus to the Alabama Supreme Court, demanding that the entire bench join Chief Justice Roy Moore in ordering state probate judges to cease issuing same-sex marriage licenses. From the petition: The duty of each Respondent probate judge not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is unequivocal under …

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ALABAMA: Liberty Counsel To Represent Officials Who Refuse Marriage Licenses

Via press release from Liberty Counsel: Liberty Counsel is representing Nick Williams and other Alabama probate judges who refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade has set Monday as the day when she said the state should begin issuing these licenses. At this time, no Alabama probate judge is bound by Judge Granade’s order. This sole …

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GOP Leaders Appear In Janet Porter Documentary: Gays Want The Total Criminalization Of Christianity

Kyle Mantyla writes at Right Wing Watch: Today, Faith 2 Action’s Janet Porter sent out an email to activists excitedly announcing that she is finishing up editing a new anti-gay documentary that she intends to release at the National Religious Broadcaster’s Convention in Nashville at the end of this month. Among the participants are Rep. Steve King, Rep. Trent Franks, …

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Liberty Counsel: Repeal The Lemon Test

The Liberty Counsel yesterday filed an amicus brief with the Tenth Circuit Court in which they argue for the overturn of the so-called Lemon Test, an expression that arose from Lemon v Kurzman, the 1971 Supreme Court ruling which grants private citizens standing to complain when the government endorses a specific religion. From the Liberty Counsel’s press release: “Since 1971, …

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Liberty Counsel: SCOTUS Will Destroy America If It Rules For Marriage

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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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