The Justice for Victims of Lynching Act cleared the US Senate on December 20 in a rare unanimous vote. Now Mat Staver the head of the anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel hate group is pressing Republican lawmakers to strip protections for LGBT people from the bill
Staver told the extremist Christian website OneNewsNow that he is lobbying lawmakers in the House of Representatives to have the LGBT language removed from the law.
Staver claimed: “The old saying is once that camel gets the nose in the tent, you can’t stop them from coming the rest of the way in. And this would be the first time that you would have in federal law mentioning gender identity and sexual orientation, as part of this anti-lynching bill.”
Staver goes on to say the law is part of a slippery slope that could lead to further LGBT anti-discrimination laws, which have long been blocked by the GOP in Congress.
“They’ve been unsuccessful over the many years in the past… but this is a way to slip it in under a so-called anti-lynching bill, and to then to sort of circle the wagon and then go for the juggler [sic] at some time in the future.”
Staver and his Liberty Counsel has a history of spreading lies and anti-LGBT propaganda and is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center
Democratic lawmakers Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, are the sponsors of the anti-lynching legislation.