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Janet Mefferd

Meet Janet Mefferd, the go-to radio host for anti-LGBT hate mongers

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Janet Mefferd has become one of talk radio's most relentless purveyors of homophobia, using her eponymous program to provide a platform to fringe anti-LGBT activists and to spout her own bigoted, occasionally conspiracy-minded views. [ Read more → ]
Matt Barber

Matt Barber calls Harvey Milk a rapist, ‘demonstrably, categorically an evil man’

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber is upset that the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring Harvey Milk, telling the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow that Milk was a rapist and “demonstrably, categorically an evil man.” [ Read more → ]
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The LGBT community desperately needs to confront anti-gay propaganda

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The LGBT community has deceived itself into thinking that if we just sidestep the lies and distortions and solely focus on “telling our stories” as ordinary people seeking fairness under the American system, our problems with those who oppose our right to equality will dissipate. It’s high time that the LGBT community realize that this belief is a false bill of goods that serves as a pitiful Band-Aid to a problem that requires more than stories designed to yank at the heart strings; indeed, such efforts make it look as if we are begging for “tolerance.” [ Read more → ]
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Opponents promise legal challenges to new laws protecting LGBT youth

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Two recently approved measures creating protections for LGBT youth -- one expanding rights for transgender students in California public schools, and another prohibiting gay conversion therapy on minors in New Jersey -- have opponents promising to launch legal challenges to overturn the laws. [ Read more → ]
Steven-Crampton

Liberty Counsel: ‘The life of the average homosexual is controlled by lust’

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
A few weeks ago, an anti-gay activist was attacked while protesting a gay pride festival in Seattle by a straight man with a long criminal record and Matt Barber and Steve Crampton are not the least bit surprised because, well, what else can you expect from those who have been given over to a “reprobate mind.” [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay activists gather outside HRC headquarters to denounce Pride Month

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A group of leading anti-gay activists led by Peter LaBarbera, president of The Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), held a press conference in front of the Human Rights Campaign's national headquarters on Tuesday to denounce LGBT Pride month. [ 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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Matt Barber tweets homophobic cartoon of gay man tricking Boy Scout into sex

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
As one of the most nasty and mean-spirited figures of the Religious Right, it was no surprise to see Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel tweet this cartoon implying that a gay Boy Scout troop leader would sexually assault his scouts: [ Read more → ]
Michele Bachmann

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 → ]
Matt-Barber

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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Matt Barber: Children of same-sex couples live in ‘disordered, dysfunctional households’

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber joined talk show host Sandy Rios today where he maintained that the children of same-sex couples are in “disordered and dysfunctional households where immorality is being modeled that is obviously not the gold standard and not the best environment for them.” [ 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 → ]
matt-barber

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 → ]
Matt Barber

Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber: AIDS a metaphor of ‘God’s love for gays’

Saturday, December 1, 2012
Matt Barber, Director of Cultural Affairs for the anti-gay organization Liberty Counsel, marked World AIDS Day with a tweet on Friday declaring that AIDS is a metaphor of "God's love for gays," with a link to a photograph of a young AIDS victim on his deathbed. [ Read more → ]
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Liberty Counsel opposes, but doesn’t understand, ‘Mix It Up Day’

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber and Steve Crampton weighed in to warn about the dangers of "Mix It Up" day ... despite obviously having absolutely no idea what it is actually about, as Crampton bizarrely asserted that it was a day "where boys can wear girls clothes [or] pretend to be homosexual." [ 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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Matt Barber: Polygamy and incest are ‘inevitable’ if gay marriage is legalized

Thursday, August 23, 2012
On Wednesday’s “Faith and Freedom” program, Matt Barber declared that gay activists don’t actually want marriage equality but rather are interested in “deconstructing the Judeo-Christian notion of marriage as marriage has always been.” [ Read more → ]
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Matt Barber: Gay activists are ‘deceived by the enemy of the world, Satan’

Monday, August 6, 2012
On Friday, Matt Barber called in to "AFA Today" with Buster Wilson to discuss the success of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day as well as efforts by gay activists to organize "kiss-ins" at Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country. [ Read more → ]
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Matt Barber: ‘President Obama has called Jesus a Liar’

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It has come as no surprise that the Religious Right has been up in arms over President Obama's recent announcement in support of marriage equality, but what seems to have really upset them was his citation of the Bible's "do unto others" teaching in explaining his views. [ Read more → ]
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Matt Barber: ‘LGBT agenda and constitutional rights cannot exist in harmony’

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Yesterday on Faith and Freedom, Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber railed against—what else?—LGBT equality, warning of a “tyranny of sexually deviant rights” that will overthrow the Constitution. Barber, who previously said that the push for equal rights is part of an attempt “to impose a globalist, communist structure” and put conservatives “behind bars,” asserted that the “LGBT agenda and Constitutional rights cannot exist in harmony.” [ Read more → ]
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Blogger uncovers ‘secret’ Facebook group aimed at disseminating anti-gay information

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
LGBT activist and blogger Alvin McEwen this week uncovered a "secret" Facebook group -- whose memberships reads like a "who's who" of anti-gay activists -- aimed at promoting and disseminating anti-gay information through websites, including Youtube, Twitter and Facebook. [ Read more → ]
Matt Barber

Matt Barber calls Jimmy Carter ‘an apostate’ for backing marriage equality

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Liberty Counsel deputy Matt Barber attacked former president Jimmy Carter, who in a new study Bible writes that he supports marriage equality for gays and lesbians, as “an apostate” in an interview with LifeSiteNews. [ Read more → ]
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Matt Barber: There is ‘no evidence’ of anti-LGBT violence, discrimination

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber once again is trying to deny reality by arguing that there is “no evidence” of violence against the LGBT community. [ Read more → ]
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NC pastor who argued against hate group designation says gay men need diapers

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Patrick Wooden, one of the chief organizers for the North Carolina amendment to ban same-sex marriage, claims that by the time gay men reach their middle ages they “have to wear a diaper or a butt plug just to be able to contain their bowels” because of “what happens to the male anus.” [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay hate groups protest SPLC for calling them anti-gay hate groups

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- About a dozen African American pastors joined anti-gay extremists on Tuesday in condemning the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for using its “hate group” label to describe faith-based organizations that demonize the LGBT community, characterizing it as part of an orchestrated liberal plot. [ Read more → ]
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