Staver’s Hypocritical Bigotry

Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, says that gay judges can’t be fair or objective when handling cases involving Christians. Funny, though, that the same is not true about Christian judges handling cases involving gay rights.

Copyright: Jonathan Roland
Copyright: Jonathan Roland

“Here’s the problem with it beyond the issue of the morality of this,” Staver said. “Beyond the issue of other consequences is the fact that what we typically see is someone’s identity, their being, completely wrapped up in their sexual practices, meaning that—do you think that if you had an Aaron and Melissa Klein or a Jack Phillips bakery or anything else like that where you have the LGBT clash with religious freedom or freedom of expression come before this judge, do you think this judge is going to be open and fair irrespective of what he does to rule based on the Constitution and the rule of law? I don’t think so.”…

“The question is: are you going to get a fair shake out of this individual who identifies as someone based upon his sexual practices, who is identified and identifies himself based upon certain behavior?” Staver said. “Are you gonna get a fair shake? I don’t think so. So that is a real problem in this nomination of this appointment of this individual.”

Bear in mind that Staver has defended judicial nominees who have come right out and said that Christians should follow their religious beliefs rather than the Constitution, because that’s somehow totally different. This is how cultural hegemony operates, by setting itself up as the default. Only white male Christians can be objective and fair, all others are obviously biased when their beliefs differ from the dominant group. This is all inane and hypocritical, of course, but then so is Staver’s entire belief system, both religious and judicial.

And remember, kids, it’s only “identity politics” when a minority does it.

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