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Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver spoke recently at a "Standing for Jesus Christ Conference" in Delaware where he discussed his work defending Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in her fight to prevent her office from issuing marriage licenses because she disagreed with the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.

Staver declared that Davis could not simply resign from her position just because she was unwilling to carry out her duties as an elected official, but had to remain in office because otherwise she would be sending a signal that Christians are not allowed to run for or hold public office.

We cannot "just cleanse our elected officials of Christians or those who believe in what everyone has believed through millennia of human history that marriage is a union of a man and a woman because five people — because five people! — disagree with God," Staver bellowed.

This sort of "persecution" of Christians will eventually spread to all levels of society, Staver warned.

"It's coming to every facility, every organization, every person that has deeply Judeo-Christian beliefs with regards to marriage as the union of a man and a woman," he stated, before declaring that the lighting of the White House in rainbow colors in celebration of LGBT Pride Month was a devastating shock to the entire world and "put a deep, solar plexus punch in their gut."

"What is happening in our country is happening around the world,"Staver asserted. "This is the greatest attack in our modern times on the church that we have ever seen."

Mat Staver, Right Wing Watch 20 Comments [11/28/2015 5:28:17 PM]
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Miles

Some omnipotent being, needing these tragic paranoid narcissistic douches to defend it.

11/28/2015 5:37:56 PM



The United States constitution also disagrees with your God.

11/28/2015 5:46:54 PM

checkmate

cleanse our elected officials of Christians

No, just of self-righteous extremists who want to illegally force their private views on others by mis-using the power of the state.

11/28/2015 5:59:26 PM

Token Atheist

Oh boo-hoo, the big, bad government won't let you discriminate against two of my kids. I really feel for you.

11/28/2015 6:04:07 PM

Thinking Allowed

Translation: WHAAAAAA!!! WE LOST!!!

11/28/2015 6:10:38 PM

creativerealms

What persecution?

11/28/2015 6:52:41 PM

freako104

You're not persecuted

11/28/2015 7:23:58 PM

brazenTyrant

If your religion is composed entirely of discriminating against people who are different, then no, you don't have the right to practise it.

11/28/2015 7:49:22 PM

Kanna

Believe what you like. But there is this thing laughably called the "Protestant work ethic" which says DO YOUR JOB. Kim Davis wants to be paid (handsomely) by the public (that's all the people, gay or straight) and NOT do her job.

I think that's what your gang refer to as socialism, no?

11/28/2015 8:06:48 PM

Mayasmom

Staver declared that Davis could not simply resign from her position just because she was unwilling to carry out her duties as an elected official, but had to remain in office because otherwise she would be sending a signal that Christians are not allowed to run for or hold public office.

If Davis is the kind of Christian we have in public office who took this job yet decided not to do it because of the nature of the couple, then yeah they shouldn't be allowed in the public office.

Do you know how stupid you sound with this claim that Christians are being persecuted? Just because the laws of the state say you have to allow equal rights for minorities, you who are considered the majority are being persecuted?

Grow up and deal with it.

11/28/2015 8:39:34 PM

Alencon

Isn't it amazing how "God's opinion" always matches the opinion of these yokels?

11/28/2015 8:54:43 PM

Doubting Thomas

In other words, Kim Davis couldn't have resigned because that would mean that gays would be able to get married and Christians would have a little less power.

11/28/2015 9:32:47 PM

Adrian

Meanwhile, in real-world Murikka, it remains next-to-impossible for an open atheist to get elected to a public office, and only slightly less difficult for a non-Christian....

11/28/2015 9:41:26 PM

Malingspann

"what everyone has believed through millennia of human history that marriage is a union of a man and a woman"

Another example of the Leave It To Beaver fallacy.

11/29/2015 2:24:28 AM

Canadiest

Point is and always has been the government makes and enforces the law. Not Kim fucking Davis or any lone Christian/Christian organization.

Her office is a government permit station and required to follow, NOT decide upon or interpret, but follow ALL requirements of law.

By the way, she's being paid over 90 thousand a year for a low skilled clerical job, even before she became management she was paid over 60 thousand, much more then police deputies or teachers in that state. Really being mistreated poor girl.

How is it they always ignore those verses that insist they obey their rulers? Seemed to quote them a lot when W was wreaking havoc.

11/29/2015 4:18:06 AM

creativerealms

So basically you proved your claims of Christian being forced out of jobs is a lie. Good job Mat you shown Christian persecution isn't happening. That should make you happy right?

11/29/2015 10:40:09 AM

Old Viking

If this is the greatest attack you've ever seen, you don't have a whole lot to worry about.

11/29/2015 7:10:47 PM

rubber chicken

If Christians are not prepared to perform the duties of public office, then damn right they shouldn't be allowed to run for or hold public office. Same as everyone else.

11/29/2015 9:40:06 PM

Svata

"Everyone has believed through millennia of human history that marriage is between a man and a woman"? That's an awfully broad claim, there. You including more than midevial europe and the pre-2000 US? Including LGBT+ people? No? Also, does anyone have that biblical marriage definitions graphic?

11/30/2015 12:33:37 AM



Staver declared that Davis could not simply resign from her position just because she was unwilling to carry out her duties as an elected official, but had to remain in office because otherwise she would be sending a signal that Christians are not allowed to run for or hold public office.




They can but they serve a secular office and thus must leave their religion at the door. Also if she is to be allowed to be all biblical at work, Timothy 2:12. I guess she can't be biblical at work. Unless it is convenient that parts of the Bible get ignored.






This sort of "persecution" of Christians will eventually spread to all levels of society, Staver warned.



Not being able to discriminate is not persecution

7/5/2017 5:43:10 AM

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