Staver Ashamed to Be American. Over Gay Marriage.

Whenever someone says that they’re ashamed to be an American over any number of horrific actions the government has taken is accused by the right wing of hating America. But what if you’re ashamed to be an American because we now give some small measure of equal rights to LGBT people? That’s obviously totally different, right Mat Staver?

“No nation in history can rebel against God and assume that it will continue to exist,” Staver said. “It just simply won’t happen. You have, as individuals, consequences to your actions and nations have consequences to their corporate actions as well. What just happened with regards to this opinion of marriage by five lawyers at the Supreme Court, an illegitimate decision as it is, and even then the Obama administration participating and celebrating sin is an act of defiance against our Creator and it will bring judgment upon our nation. Make no mistake about it.”

After co-host Matt Barber declared that lighting up the White House in rainbow colors is “a harbinger of God’s judgment” brought about by the “arrogance and haughtiness in celebration of the sin of Sodom,” Staver declared that upon seeing it, he became ashamed to be an American.

“It’s unprecedented in American history that the president of the United States would be so in-your-face immoral and impose that immorality and sin on the rest of the country,” Staver said. “I wept when I saw that and thought about what a horrible example that is to the rest of the world. I just felt shameful to be an American at that point in time, that this is my country and look what my country has come to. The president of the United States has put the cloak of sin over the White House, the cloak of shame over the White House.”

Seriously, that is what you find disturbing about America? Not slavery. Not denying women the right to vote. Not the slaughter of Native Americans. Not the Jim Crow laws. Not trumped-up wars that killed literally millions of people that were justified with lies? You aren’t bothered by those things, you don’t think those actions “put the cloak of shame over the White House,” but letting gay people get married does? You have one incredibly fucked up moral compass.

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  • wreck

    We’re ashamed you’re an American too, Mat.

  • Synfandel

    …will bring judgment upon our nation.

    Waiting…

    Waiting…

    *Yawn*

    Okay, I’ve got things to do.

  • marcus

    You would think that just being ashamed that he’s Mat Staver would take up most of his time.

  • arakasi

    Fine. If the US is going to be destroyed soon, Staver should flee the country now. I’m sure that Uganda would be happy to take him in.

    We could even set up a trade – one homophobic RWNJ for every Ugandan LGBT citizen who wants to leave the country. I know we’ll come out on the better end of that deal

  • John Pieret

    No nation in history can rebel against God and assume that it will continue to exist

    Yeah, that’s why Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have all ceased to exist.

    Oh, I forgot … the US is God’s special snowflake so he’ll destroy us because he cares for us so much while he leaves those other countries alone.

  • Sastra

    I suppose there might be a sort of logic to making a point of cowering in shame in front of a God who is about to rain destruction on all heads. There’s the odd chance that He might notice you — one of the few Good Kids — and let you slip out the back or something.

    The worst crimes for the religious are often the ones which set them apart from the heretics, heathens, and nonbelievers. Anyone can be against human rights violations because they involve the act of being human. But breaking special taboos? You gotta be in the In-Crowd to even know that’s wrong in the first place, let alone escaping any penalties.

  • scienceavenger

    “No nation in history can rebel against God and assume that it will continue to exist,”

    FTFY. All nations/societies come down in the end. Ask the Egyptians or Romans, both of whose ancient empires lasted far longer than we have so far.

  • scienceavenger

    …nations have consequences to their corporate actions as well.

    Did Freud just help him admit we are a plutocracy?

  • colnago80

    There are a lot of attorneys who are ashamed that Stever, along with Larry Klayman, Orly Taitz, and Barry Arrington are fellow members of the bar.

  • abb3w

    @-2,

    “No nation in history can rebel against God and assume that it will continue to exist,”

    FTFH.

  • whheydt

    I guess he forgot to relabel his moral compass directions after the polarity reversal of the morality field.

  • John Hinkle

    “It’s unprecedented in American history that the president of the United States would be so in-your-face immoral and impose that immorality and sin on the rest of the country,” Staver said.

    Obama lit up the White House in rainbow colors, thereby imposing immorality and sin on us?

    HOW DARE HE?!?!!?!?

  • RickR

    I saw a blurb on my facebook news feed about some statehouse or other government building lowering its flags to half mast “in mourning” over the Obergefell ruling, but now I can’t find the story. It was Alabama, I think. Or Arkansas. Anybody else hear about this?

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  • xuuths

    And the christianist repeats the lie about what the “sin of Sodom” was — inhospitality. If only there were a special commandment from his god telling him not to lie . . .

  • sharonb

    Ashamed of our country and our president, Matt? Why don’t you start a band? You can call yourselves “The Dixie Pricks.”

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    I wonder how Staver explains all those places that have never followed the Christian god, yet haven’t been destroyed. The Japanese for example can trace the line of their emperor back centuries, which survived even their worse crisis, WW2. Conversely, Christianity was all but wiped out after its initial successes in Japan in the 16th and early 17th Centuries.