Monday, August 31, 2015

Anti-gay leader claims KY clerk Kim Davis is trying to save the freedom of churches

A lot of attention has been doled out to Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk AND elected government official who refuses to grant gay couples their legal right to marry because of her so-called "religious liberty."

Unfortunately, not that much attention has been given to the anti-gay group advising and exploiting her, The Liberty Counsel.  While this becomes an issue of personalities (Kim Davis vs. the lgbt community) and a false narrative on religious liberty, the SPLC-designated hate group has cleverly allowed itself to be hidden in the shadows, pulling the strings and directing the traffic.

That is until now. Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver recently talked to the American Family Association (another anti-lgbt hate group)'s phony news source One News Now as to why it is important for Davis to get her way.

Perhaps he should have kept his mouth shut:

"Kim Davis is not the only person to have this issue within the last few months since the Supreme Court opinion," Staver tells OneNewsNow. "But she certainly represents many people, not just clerks, but others and a wide variety of businesses and professions and occupations that are having their free exercise rights challenged." The attorney warns that churches will be next "on the chopping block," echoing a warning from pro-family leaders in recent weeks after the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling in June.

One News Now's piece would have been more accurate if it had said  that Staver was echoing a lie  Since marriage equality was declared legal by SCOTUS, no church has been forced to marry a gay couple, i.e. having its "free exercise challenged." And no church will ever be forced in such a position.

 Most of all, Staver knows this.

There is an old saying which goes "it's better to be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."

In Staver's case,  I think the saying would be more appropriate if the word "fool" was replaced with "pathetically blatant liar."

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