Monday, October 05, 2015

Attorney defending Kim Davis is an awful liar

Yesterday, the Associated Press published a wonderful article on the anti-gay Liberty Counsel, its lying defense of Kim Davis, and the fact that it is labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Instead of yelling "what took you so long," I read the article thoroughly while enjoying the fact that millions will finally see the Liberty Counsel  as a homophobic group masquerading as a Christian organization.

I did catch one vital part, however:

The Southern Poverty Law Center lists the Liberty Counsel as an anti-gay hate groups for spreading false information.

"A group that regularly portrays gay people as perverse, diseased pedophiles putting Western civilization at risk are way, way over the line," said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the center. The Liberty Counsel has connected homosexuality to higher rates of promiscuity and incest, Potok said, despite scientific evidence to the contrary. The firm opposes laws banning hate crimes and supports discredited conversion therapies that purport to turn homosexuals into heterosexuals. Staver once declared that the Boy Scouts would become a "playground for pedophiles" once it allowed gay troop leaders.

Staver, his hair bright white and his ties usually red, contends his quotes were taken out of context and he has legal arguments for the rest: hate crime laws infringe on free speech, he believes, and gay conversion therapies should be available to those who want them because he believes in "personal autonomy." "It is irresponsible and reckless to call someone a hate group because you disagree with them," he said.

Staver continues to play the victim but as recent events demonstrated, he is a terrible liar. These are comments made by Staver which correspond to the above accusations.

Comments he made about Boy Scouts and gays:

His claim that marriage equality is leading America to the pit of hell:

 And there are recordings of other statements, including when he called gays demonic and defended oppressive anti-gay laws in other countries such as Russia and Nigeria.

Out of context, my foot!