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Religious right leaders rail against Virginia marriage equality ruling

Friday, February 14, 2014
A federal judge’s decision to strike down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriagehas unsurprisingly stoked the ire of conservatives. [ Read more → ]
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Dozens of anti-gay activists vow to resist any pro-equality Supreme Court ruling

Thursday, June 20, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber compares gay adoption to having pets

Friday, May 31, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Bachmann to headline conference of anti-gay, anti-women’s rights activists, birthers, truthers

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Matt Barber: Tolerance of homosexuality is ‘a cancer that brings down societies’

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Tim Tebow scheduled to address another anti-gay venue: Liberty University

Monday, March 4, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Barber, Staver: When the Constitution was written, homosexuality was a ‘crime against nature’

Monday, February 11, 2013
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.” [ Read more → ]
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Liberty Counsel appeals ruling, calls limits on ex-gay therapy ‘child endangerment’

Friday, December 7, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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Staver, Barber: Banning ‘ex-gay’ therapy is like encouraging alcoholism, pedophilia, kleptomania

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay group threatens lawsuit over California’s ban on reparative therapy

Monday, October 1, 2012
Just two days after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill banning psychological therapy aimed at turning gay and lesbian youth straight — often referred to as reparative therapy -- the anti-gay organization Liberty Counsel announced Monday it is preparing a lawsuit aimed at preventing the law from taking effect. [ Read more → ]
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Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver: Efforts to redefine marriage are ‘unpatriotic’

Sunday, September 16, 2012
Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver addressed the Values Voter Summit on Saturday, where he blasted those who "want to destroy the natural definition of marriage," declaring that any effort to "redesign the definition of marriage is, ultimately, unpatriotic" and an insult to the dreams of our Founding Fathers. [ Read more → ]
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Who’s Who at this year’s ‘Values Voter Summit 2012′

Friday, September 14, 2012
This weekend Republican and conservative leaders, including GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, are set to address the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. [ Read more → ]
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‘Christian’ groups demand Fox News drop ‘homosexual agitator’ Wayne Besen

Friday, August 24, 2012
REEDVILLE, Va. -- A number of self-described "Christian, family values" groups banded together Thursday demanding that Fox News discontinue guest appearances by "homosexual agitator" Wayne Besen on the O'Reilly Factor talk show, saying Besen is "demonizing conservative organizations and individuals." [ Read more → ]
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