Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman or Orly Taitz, has been making the rounds of the usual outlets spouting all sorts of hyperbole and lies about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. It’s so horrible that it will lead to a revolution!
“I think that if that continues to move forward in that respect we’re moving down the road toward a revolution; you’re either moving to persecution or you’re moving to revolution or you’re moving to both,” Staver said on the TPU call. “Unless there is a reversal of this huge government intrusion into our basic shared liberties, we’re moving toward revolution or we’re moving to persecution or both.”
The overwhelming majority of Americans support anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people, even a majority of Republicans. Does he really think this kind of hysterical claim is going to convince anyone who isn’t already delusional on the subject?
Staver, who previously warned that ENDA will lead to death and sexual assault, told Crosstalk host Vic Eliason that ENDA is a “very dangerous bill” that will “literally turn all women’s restrooms into free-for-alls for some man or some voyeur or some person who wants to do mischief or harm.”
Ah yes, that lie. 17 states and more than 100 cities already have such protections. Can Staver name a single case of this happening anywhere? And remember, if that does happen it will be straight people doing it. We’re supposed to discriminate against LGBT people to prevent straight people from hypothetically taking advantage of the law to victimize women?