Mat Staver

Liberty Counsel is a rabid hate group. Right Wing Watch reports the following comment from Mat Staver, leader of Liberty Counsel:

Discussing the court’s dismissal of the [Guidestar] suit on the “Faith and Freedom” radio program today, Liberty Counsel’s founder and chairman Mat Staver said that GuideStar’s move to include the SPLC’s “hate group” designation was akin to the Nazis requiring Jews to wear a yellow Star of David.

Living proof that Christian Zionism and anti-Semitism can occupy the same space at the same time. Mr. Staver either doesn’t know or doesn’t care that the yellow badge was meant to identify Jews so that public policy could be enforced. That included stripping Jews of all legal protections and even citizenship. Furthermore, it was used as a means of ensuring that Christians did not socialize with Jews or patronize their businesses.

Eventually the yellow Star of David made it easier for the Nazis to round up Jews in order to murder them. Some six million Jews died in the Holocaust. Staver’s comment demonstrates that he has no sensitivity, whatsoever, to the many Jews today whose extended families ceased to exist. It is a form of anti-Semitism.

To compare the fate of Jews under the Nazis to anything associated with Liberty Counsel is outrageous, irresponsible, offensive and absurd. He now owes the Jewish community an apology which he will never render. Last time I checked, Mr. Staver enjoys full and undisputed constitutional protections. Furthermore, the hate group leader is not in danger of being murdered as part of official state policy. Ugh!

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.