Mat Staver, founder and chief of a very anti-LGBT hate group that peddles itself to information retailers and politicos as Liberty Counsel, is in one other greasy sweat today.
This time it is over the Senate’s anti-lynching invoice, handed in December. Staver is in a snit over the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act not as a result of it explicitly declares lynching somebody to be a federal crime, however as a result of it additionally criminalizes lynching somebody based mostly on their sexual orientation or gender identification. Staver, who’s a six-foot-tall human penis with boundary points, finds that element of the invoice unacceptable, and is lobbying the Home to have these previsions eliminated.
“The outdated saying is as soon as that camel will get the nostril within the tent, you’ll be able to’t cease them from coming the remainder of the best way in,” Staver mentioned in an interview with conservative Christian information outlet OneNewsNow. “It is a method to slip it in underneath a so-called anti-lynching invoice, and to then to kind of circle the wagon [sic] after which go for the juggler [sic] at a while sooner or later.”
As a result of Democrats at the moment are in control of the Home, this lobbying is much much less possible to achieve success than it might have been a number of weeks again, however Staver is nonetheless involved that wagoneering homosexual Individuals will come to homicide his juggler if the federal government makes it a federal crime for his shut private pals to hold sure Individuals from bushes till they’re lifeless. Mat Staver, nevertheless, can get bent.
Staver’s Liberty Counsel has engaged on this kind of sociopathic, ritualized panic in opposition to The Gays for, actually, many years. Regardless of his group’s SPLC designation as hate group, earned for Staver’s lengthy historical past of brazen falsehoods and hate speech towards LGBT Individuals—alongside together with his assist of legal guidelines to criminalize homosexuality outright in different nations—he continued to have the ear of Republican leaders and an excessive amount of success in getting Republicans to do what he wished as a result of That Is What Conservatism Is Now.
In a Democratic Home, nevertheless, he will not discover as many open doorways. And I promise you, we are going to hear him wail about that, and loudly, as a result of the actual objective of most of this kind of far-right flimflammery is to squeeze the fake-Christian Fox Information crowd for each final greenback. There isn’t any simpler method to do it than to shriek that The Homosexuals are coming to your juggler.