Staver Wants a 3rd Party to Fight Marriage Equality

Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, is still absolutely fuming over the Supreme Court’s judicial inactivism on the pending same-sex marriage cases. In a radio interview, he said that the Republicans are “cowards” on the issue and a third party is needed to combat it, just like happened before the Civil War.

Staver told Greg Corombos of Radio America yesterday that a third party will be needed to take a strong stance against the legalization of same-sex marriage, just as the Republican Party emerged in the 1850s to oppose slavery as the Whigs were foundering due to divisions on the issue.

When Corombos asked why Republicans have delivered a muted response to the marriage decision, Staver didn’t hold back: “They’re cowards, and if Republicans don’t stand up for this, the party will become a non-issue and there will be a third party that will ultimately take its place. That’s what happened with the issue of slavery and there’s no party that’s immune from this situation.”

Staver urged Republicans to ignore polls showing growing support for marriage equality: “Just because polls change, that doesn’t make the marriage issue change. You can’t change gravity because a number of people want to fly and get rid of gravity.”

He predicted that the tide will soon turn against gay rights advocates as “more people feel the impact of same-sex marriage, both directly within the family but also specifically with regards to religious liberty.”

I’d be willing to bet everything I own on that one with you, Mat. The opposite is true: The public opinion polls will continue to move in favor of equality be as more people realize that the staggeringly stupid predictions you’ve made of the collapse of society aren’t coming true after lots of gay people get married. And then you’re going to look even dumber than you do now. But by all means, do start a third party over this issue. That will be a hell of a lot of fun to watch.

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  • John Pieret

    He predicted that the tide will soon turn against gay rights advocates as “more people feel the impact of same-sex marriage, both directly within the family but also specifically with regards to religious liberty.”

    Yeah! Those roving packs of gays forcing Christians int gay marriages will be pretty shocking.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Alas, even if Staver were to found a new party odds are that he’d get the usual wingnut turnout: a couple hundred, max.

  • Al Dente

    There already is a supposedly anti-same sex marriage party, the Tea Baggers.

  • dhall

    Those folks really do insist that fighting against gay marriage is the same as fighting against slavery, don’t they. Someone needs to remind them that yes, it’s true that the Republican Party emerged from the ashes of the hopelessly divided Whig Party, but it was also the liberal party then. Y’know, fighting to gain some rights for some people, not prevent them from gaining those rights. His argument demonstrates the exact opposite of his claim. But then again, he is dumb and bigoted . . .

  • D. C. Sessions

    Those folks really do insist that fighting against gay marriage is the same as fighting against slavery, don’t they.

    Of course. Because allowing gays to get married is tyranny, and so was restricting property rights.

  • thebookofdave

    Just because polls change, that doesn’t make the marriage issue change. You can’t change gravity because a number of people want to fly and get rid of gravity.

    Somebody should remind Mat that gravity and flight are not mutually incompatible. He needs to catch up to the 21st century, but first we’ll need to run him through the 20th.

  • Alverant

    For centuries christians have been practicing slavery and their god didn’t punish them. If he gets mad over two consenting adults getting married then that is one set of messed up priorities.

  • busterggi

    Ever since the Repubs took a hard left turn and became a liberal party conservatives have had no party to represent them. At least thats what all the hosts on AM radio are saying.

  • dingojack

    “Ever since the Repubs took a hard left turn and became a liberal party …”

    What, back in the 1860’s?

    And they can’t manage to create a ‘conservative party’ despite having more than 150 years to try?!?

    I dunno, apathetic bloody conservatives… (or perhaps they’re waiting for someone to create the party for them).

    Dingo

  • http://Reallyawakeguy.blogspot.com somnus

    Third party? Let me guess: it will be called the “Family Party,” and it’s party platform will be all about destroying families that don’t look just like theirs. Because these people have no sense of irony whatsoever.

  • abb3w

    @4, Al Dente:

    There already is a supposedly anti-same sex marriage party, the Tea Baggers.

    They’re not a distinct political party.

    The Constitution Party, however, would seem to meet the description. They came in 5th in the popular vote in the 2012 POTUS race, mustering about a quarter of the votes that the Libertarians garnered.