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Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver Grilled By Congressman Over Support for Anti-Gay Discrimination: VIDEO

Liberty Counsel chairman and homophobe Mat Staver (right) appeared before a congressional committee on threats to religious freedom yesterday and was grilled by Rep. Jarrold Nadler (D-NY) about his justifications for discriminating against gay people.

StaverRight Wing Watch reports:

“I don’t see any difference at all” between refusing a Jewish couple and a gay couple, Nadler said.

He continued: “I’m holding out myself in commerce and my religious belief is that I don’t want black people or Jewish people or gay people in my restaurant and the federal government says that is discrimination, is that a violation of the freedom of religion?”

“No,” Staver conceded.

Before Staver could get there, however, quite a bit of squirming and invalid argumentation took place. The results are somewhat humorous, if not pathetic.

Check out the video of the proceedings, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Here's an example that could have been used:

    A devout Catholic does not approve of divorce, but is hired to photograph a wedding of two divorced people. That ceremony "celebrates" divorce. Does the photographer have a right to refuse based on religious beliefs?

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Jun 11, 2014 3:15:05 PM


  2. Perfect. This is what happens when logic, reason and consistency are applied. It's what happens when Fox News Bubble-speakers have to express their views to those outside the bubble - their false attempts at (il)logic are blown apart, and their pure animus is revealed.

    Posted by: Screen Name | Jun 11, 2014 3:38:57 PM


  3. Well played, Rep. Nadler. Should be required viewing for all those who miss the actual point of non-discrimination laws and think gay couples should just find another florist, bakery etc. It's not about a couple and their cake. And Mat Staver clearly has no logic behind his defense of giving the religious special permission to target gay people for exclusion.

    @GRGUYCA: No.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 11, 2014 4:14:00 PM


  4. They should have a hearing on "threat of religious freedom" instead.

    Posted by: simon | Jun 11, 2014 4:46:45 PM


  5. Omg!! I can spot a closeted gay man wearing his wedding ring a mile away... I'm telling you guys..THEY are are worst enemy!!!!

    Posted by: Jim Stone | Jun 11, 2014 5:54:08 PM


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