Staver: Gay Rights Activists Just Like Terrorists

Mat Staver added his voice to the choir of incoherent, absurdly hyperbolic Christian right voices making the most offensive and ridiculous comparisons they can. Pat Robertson went with “totalitarian dictators.” Staver decided to compare advocates of equality to terrorists.

“There is nothing to clarify and there is nothing to fix,” Staver told Jim Schneider on VCY America’s “Crosstalk.”

“This is what the homosexual lobby wants to do: they want to intimidate [Indiana Gov. Mike Pence] so much, they want to try to embarrass him into doing something that is absolutely foolish, that will promote their agenda,” Staver added.

“It’s kind of like with these terrorists, it’s hard to negotiate with terrorists because they have a zero-sum game. It’s hard to negotiate with these people who simply are irrational and are inventing things that just simply don’t exist. You’re not going to placate them by trying to come back and pass a clarification to a law that doesn’t need any clarification at all.”

Being called irrational by Mat Staver. That has to score some points, right? In related news, Elaine Bennes says I’m a bad dancer.

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  • Chiroptera

    It’s kind of like with these terrorists, it’s hard to negotiate with terrorists because they have a zero-sum game.

    Plus, it’s just like how ISIS forces bakers to bake cakes for people in return for fair compensation.

  • ed440

    It’s hard to negotiate with these people who simply are irrational and are inventing things that just simply don’t exist.

    Sounds just like Christians to me.

  • Larry

    ed440@#2

    You win today’s internets. Your prize may be collected in the lobby.

  • DataWrangler

    I was going to say “just like anti-abortionists” but ed440 pretty much beat me to it.

  • dmcclean

    Absolutely no chance that Staver has any idea what a zero-sum game is.

  • acroyear

    Ok, not to say they are “right”, but there’s a new symbol this week that is part of the updated persecution rhetoric that has changed the public perception game a bit: that stupid rural pizzeria in Indiana. Since the news channel asked them those pointedly targeted (and irrelevant to their business, technically, as they didn’t actually do catering or delivery) questions, the harassment they got went far beyond a simple boycott, and was as abusive as the worst the #gamergate’rs have ever given. It was unnecessary, and has given the right-wing religious radio heads a new symbol and actual evidence that gay rights supporters are hateful and abusive and anti-Christian as they’ve been claiming all along.

    And you can’t defend that abuse with “free speech, dude” and call out the #gamergate types for being assholes. The tactics were the same, and were wrong.

    There are responsible and successful ways to run a boycott to change a bigoted law or policy, and then there is abuse. Nobody who proposed action against Indiana ever proposed abuse, but that’s what happened with this pizzeria, and you’ll see more of the “gaystapo tyrants” speeches because of it.

  • felidae

    When small groups like the NRA defeat popular legislation like background checks, Staver and his ilk claim it is a victory for democracy but when a large group opposes things like RFRA benefiting a small group, these clowns claim this is the destruction of democracy or terrorism, Nazism….–WTF?

  • http://www.facebook.com/whumenansky williamhumenansky

    Perhaps 5 or 10 minutes of old school christian terrorism is in order for Mat and his bretheren. Doubt they’d see the light, but it’s a shot. Just want to give them an idea of what terror is, nothing serious like racks, thumbscrews, front to back circumcisions, stake-burning, denial of services, second-class citizenship, othering. And just to piss them off they have to become a wife or concubine to Pat Robertson.