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Mat Staver struggles to defend allowing businesses to discriminate against gays

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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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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Dozens of anti-gay activists vow to resist any pro-equality Supreme Court ruling

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, June 20, 2013
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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
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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

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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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
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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 the catalyst for Noah's flood.

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Tim Tebow scheduled to address another anti-gay venue: Liberty University

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Monday, March 4, 2013
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Just weeks after withdrawing from speaking at an anti-gay pastor's Dallas megachurch, Tim Tebow is now set to address Liberty University later this month at a conference geared towards men’s issues in a speech that is closed to the public.

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Barber, Staver: When the Constitution was written, homosexuality was a ‘crime against nature’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Monday, February 11, 2013
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Mat Staver and Matt Barber were discussing the two amicus briefs that Liberty Counsel has filed with the Supreme Court for the hearings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, claiming that it is “absurd” to think that the Constitution guarantees any right to same-sex marriage because at the time the Constitution was written, homosexuality was widely considered to be a “crime against nature.”

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Liberty Counsel appeals ruling, calls limits on ex-gay therapy ‘child endangerment’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Friday, December 7, 2012
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After a district court judge rejected their challenge of California’s law prohibits therapists from practicing dangerous sexual orientation conversion therapy on minors, Liberty Counsel has decided to appeal the ruling and has continued to portray the law as a boon to child predators.

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Staver, Barber: Banning ‘ex-gay’ therapy is like encouraging alcoholism, pedophilia, kleptomania

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver and Matt Barber said on the “Faith and Freedom” radio program Wednesday that banning therapists from seeking to turn gay kids straight is like requiring therapists to help people accept and embrace their alcoholism, pedophilia, or kleptomania.

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