Mat Staver, the lawyer of Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, spoke out against Annise Parker, the Houston Mayor who is currently at odds with her city after voters repealed the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance. Staver said on his radio show that Parker should do her job or resign from the position.
On Staver’s “Faith and Freedom” radio show, he and his co-host Matt Barber discussed Parker’s reaction to Houston repealing the HERO law, which protected LGBT citizens from discrimination in the workplace and in public restrooms. Parker expressed her disappointment, and warned that the decision could hurt Houston’s business, which Staver interpreted as Parker supporting a boycott. Parker did not call for or support any type of boycott.
“That is like a CEO of a company who says you need to boycott our company,” Staver said. “Stop buying products from our company because we have a policy that I, the CEO, don’t agree with even though the board of directors has ultimately voted for this policy, so stop patronizing our company. Well, you know what, if that’s what your feeling is, resign from the company”
Staver’s failure to apply the same logic to his client Kim Davis isn’t lost on many. Davis, who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples despite a court order, is still engaged in a lengthy legal battle.
Davis, who was also elected to her position, is constantly praised by Staver, who even stated that “God birthed Kim Davis” to make world history and stand up against gay marriage. Staver is also the founder of Liberty Counsel, an evangelical Christian legal organization which has supported and represented Davis in court and in public.
“Why don’t you just let someone else do it because, frankly, you haven’t been doing a very good job,” said Staver on Parker, apparently not even realizing how easily his statement could be applied to Davis.
Listen, via Right Wing Watch:
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