Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, is calling down the wrath of God on the attorneys on the other side in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. He’s asking God to intervene to confuse the attorneys and to make the Supreme Court rule the way he wants. But he starts with a fake persecution tale:
“This is about whether the government can force an individual to present a script of the government’s own choosing that supports an immoral, unbiblical and sinful relationship and ceremony that celebrates that to the highest degree,” Staver said. “If this case goes the wrong way … I think that it is not an exaggeration that Christians and people of faith and moral values, particularly on the issue of human sexuality and marriage, will be persecuted.”
“Here is what I would pray,” he said, “frankly, for the opposite attorney, the opposing attorney, to be confused and to fall in their own traps that they set. We’re not talking about the salvation of this other counsel, but what we are talking about is a very serious issue. This is spiritual warfare and I always pray when I go into oral arguments for clarity and for the traps that the other side seeks to set, that they actually stumble into their own traps that they seek to set against God’s will.”
As always, I ask what this means for free will. They need free will to get out of the problem of evil, but they throw that concept away when they pray for God to change people’s minds against their will. They don’t recognize the contradiction, of course, as they don’t recognize many other contradictions in their belief system.