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Challenge to N.J. ban on conversion therapy appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, December 5, 2014
Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the  National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013.
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court decision upholding New Jersey's ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The anti-gay legal group Liberty Counsel on Wednesday asked the court to review a September ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third [...]

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The GOP’s Hate Summit: A Who’s Who of the 2014 Values Voter Summit

Friday, September 26, 2014
Tony Perkins
This weekend, Republican elected officials including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul, and Gov. Bobby Jindal will take part in what has become an annual ritual for potential GOP presidential contenders: they will seek to curry the favor of the Religious Right by speaking at the Family Research Council’s Values [...]

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Civil rights groups to RNC: GOP should stop associating with anti-gay groups

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Reince Priebus is Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
WASHINGTON -- The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of civil rights groups on Wednesday called on the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to urge party members to disassociate themselves from groups behind this week’s Values Voter Summit because of their relentless demonization of the LGBT community. [...]

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Anti-gay activists link ISIS beheadings to same-sex marriage

Sunday, September 14, 2014
In this July 1, 2013 file photo, Rick Nelson Flor, right, holds a flower bouquet as he stands next to his partner Robert O'Rourke before their wedding ceremony in West Hollywood, Calif.
Last week on “Crosstalk,” Voice of Christian Youth America’s Vic Eliason and Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver connected same-sex marriage in the U.S. to beheadings committed by the terrorist group ISIS. Discussing recent marriage equality legal victories, Staver made his standard prediction that the legalization of same-sex marriage will pave the [...]

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Mat Staver struggles to defend allowing businesses to discriminate against gays

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Mat-Staver
Testifying before a House committee today about supposed threats to religious freedom in the U.S., Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver struggled to defend his support for allowing businesses to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. [...]

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Religious right leaders rail against Virginia marriage equality ruling

Friday, February 14, 2014
freak-out
A federal judge’s decision to strike down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriagehas unsurprisingly stoked the ire of conservatives. [...]

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Dozens of anti-gay activists vow to resist any pro-equality Supreme Court ruling

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Mat Staver
As the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s rulings on two high-profile marriage equality cases, several dozen Religious Right activists have signed on to a “Marriage Solidarity Statement” that was drafted by Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Deacon Keith Fournier, vowing to resist any ruling favor of equality. [...]

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Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber compares gay adoption to having pets

Friday, May 31, 2013
Matt-Barber
WASHINGTON -- Liberty Counsel's Mathew D. Staver and Matt Barber, in their daily radio and web broadcast Tuesday, compared adoption by gay parents to having having pets. [...]

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Bachmann to headline conference of anti-gay, anti-women’s rights activists, birthers, truthers

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Michele Bachmann
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) will be joining some of the most extreme right-wing activists in the country at the upcoming Awakening 2013 conference, which is organized by the Liberty University-affiliated Liberty Counsel. [...]

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Matt Barber: Tolerance of homosexuality is ‘a cancer that brings down societies’

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Matt-Barber
On Wednesday's "Faith and Freedom" radio program, Matt Barber and Mat Staver once again made their case against marriage equality, with Barber declaring that tolerance "of all forms of sexual deviant behavior" is "a cancer that brings down societies" and linking it to the strange theory that gay marriage was [...]

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