Staver: ‘This is the Thing Revolutions Are Made Of’

Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel and the Liberty University School of Law has been spinning so fast in the wake of the Supreme Court’s marriage equality rulings that he may well have dug a hole to China. In an interview with WND radio, he even says “This is the thing that revolutions are made of.” Oh, nonsense. The reaction from non-wingnuts is going to be a collective yawn. But he’s also spreading some manure around.

“And then when it decided the merits of the case, it used words such as ‘bigotry,’ ‘hostility’ and ‘demeaning,’ referring to the Equal Protection Clause but it never did an equal protection analysis,” he said. “Every Equal Protection Clause analysis has to at least determine several things. One, is the so-called right that you’re after one that is rooted in history and part of our idea of ordered liberty? Here they’re asking for the right to same-sex marriage. Has that been rooted in our history? Is it part of ordered liberty? The answer to that is obviously no. The reason they didn’t address that question is because they would have to have come to an opposite conclusion. They skipped it. It’s unbelievable.

But the “ordered liberty” analysis applies to cases involving what the Supreme Court refers to as a “fundamental right.” But the DOMA case did not deal with whether there is a right to same-sex marriage. In fact, the ruling explicitly says that it did not seek to answer that question at all, so the reason why the court did not do that “fundamental right” analysis is because it wasn’t at all relevant to the decision. And he knows this, for crying out loud. He’s the dean of a law school and his focus is on appellate law. He knows this is false. He just doesn’t care.

14 comments on this post.
  1. Trebuchet:

    One, is the so-called right that you’re after one that is rooted in history and part of our idea of ordered liberty?

    Like slavery, for instance? Or Jim Crow laws? Or women’s non-suffrage? Or any of a thousand other past practices Staver would have favored at the time?

  2. Modusoperandi:

    And he knows this, for crying out loud. He’s the dean of a law school…”

    To be fair, it’s the Liberty University School of Law.
     

    …and his focus is on appellate law.”

    To be fair, his focus is on Biblical appelate law.
     

    He knows this is false. He just doesn’t care.”

    To be fair, it’s Mat Staver.

  3. bahrfeldt:

    Modus- to be fair, two thumbs up.

  4. John Pieret:

    I’m with Modus … just because Staver holds a position at a faux law school doesn’t mean he understands the first thing about, you know, the law. Stupidity is an equally credible explanation as cupidity.

  5. Michael Heath:

    Ed writes:

    . . . so the reason why the court did not do that “fundamental right” analysis is because it wasn’t at all relevant to the decision. And he knows this, for crying out loud. He’s the dean of a law school and his focus is on appellate law. He knows this is false. He just doesn’t care.

    Other examples would be Mitt Romney on climate change and LA Gov. Bobby Jindal on evolution. Illustrations of double-high social-dominators/authoritarians at work as they pander to authoritarians to secure and defend their personal power and influence.

    Too bad we can’t fuel cars with demonstrations of authoritarianism coming out of so-called Liberty U. and other venues made up of conservative Christians; but even if we could, methinks the carbon level of such would be greater than cattle flatulence and therefore still not helpful to humanity.

  6. raven:

    Staver: ‘This is the Thing Revolutions Are Made Of’

    Well Staver is accidently right, without even knowing it.

    1. Treating gays as equal citizens is a minor social revolution.

    2. Staver, the fundie xian hater and bigot is …on the wrong side of history.

    3. The fundie haters are….losing.

  7. slc1:

    Let’s not forget that Staver is one of the three dumbest lawyers in America, along with OrlyTaitz and Larry Klayman, so he may not know.

  8. raven:

    Southern Baptists’ membership falls for sixth year in a row tulsaworld. com

    Jun 6, 2013 – … Southern Baptists’ membership falls for sixth year in a row Membership among …

    Here is another revolution happening that Staver et al. are losing.

    The SBC’s membership is down for 6 years in a row. Baptisms were down 5%, a lot especially since they are making a major effort to recruit new members.

    By their own numbers, they are projected to get cut in half in a few decades.

    US xianity is slowly dying, killed off by their hordes of Mat Staver clones.

  9. tsig:

    He’s wearing his Biblical Blinders.

  10. Aliasalpha:

    So you say want a revolutio-oon
    We-eel stiff shit.

  11. slc1:

    Hey let’s hear it for Mark Zuckerberg.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/823679/mark-zuckerberg-marches-in-san-francisco-gay-pride-parade/

  12. Gregory in Seattle:

    This is exactly what the bigots were saying after Brown v. Board of Education. And Roe v. Wade. And Loving v. Virginia. And Lawrence v. Texas.

    Same poutrage, different day, and the nation will soldier on.

  13. W. Kevin Vicklund:

    Newsflash, Mat Staver: you’ve been revolting for a long time now.

  14. DaveL:

    Revolution, eh? Tell me, how many of your sons are you willing to bury in their prime to prevent people you’ve never met from covering their partners with their insurance, or sponsoring them for immigration?

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