Mat Staver and Matthew Barber of the badly misnamed Liberty Counsel are furious at the Obama administration for withholding $350 million in foreign aid to Malawi as leverage over that nation’s attempts to pass laws criminalizing homosexuality. On their radio show they railed against this horrible immorality:
Barber: What we need is to return to your moral grounding and moral roots in this nation. Until we do that, the moral and the economic are definitely combined and our nation is going to continue to sink, we’re going to continue to lose our status in the world as the world leader. And frankly, when we are holding out nations hostage to a radical, sexually-immoral agenda, I don’t know that we necessarily are in a position – at least the government as its stands right now under this administration – are in a position to claim to be the world’s moral leaders.
So apparently, the only way to be moral is to throw gay people in prison or put them to death. To not put gay people in jail is to surrender to a “radical, sexually-immoral agenda.”
Staver: We’re not the world’s moral leader under this administration; we’re one of the world’s immoral leaders … What the administration is doing is just putting its own immoral views into its funding, trying to get other nations to come around and do the same thing. And they’re literally trying to create and extend this immorality globally.
Barber: The Obama administration is saying that sexual perversion is a human right.
Staver: More than sixty countries have laws criminalizing homosexuality and virtually every country in the world has laws that criminalize pedophilia and child incest. Malawi was doing what it was doing in its own best interest and America should not be trying to make that country act in an immoral way.
Of course, most of those countries that have laws criminalizing homosexuality are Muslim countries imposing Sharia law. Isn’t it funny that the same people who rail against the mythical imposition of Sharia law in the United States are all for Sharia law when it comes to gays and lesbians?