Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel engages in one of the most blatant instances of psychological projection you’ll ever encounter:
Barber: I’ve said this before and I’ll say it right now. The sexual anarchist lobby, this radical, militant lobby, wants three things in this order: they want to see those of us who hold traditional values and have a biblical view of sexual behavior and sexual morality; they want to see us behind bars. Absent that, if that doesn’t work, they want to see us discredited, our licenses, my law licenses revoked, unable to teach in schools and so forth. They want us completely discredited and marginalized to the fringes of society. Finally and included in that is the inability, they want to see people like us not able to make a living. And that’s why they’re going after these organizations and they’re using economic terrorism, for lack of a better phrase.
Really, Matt? I don’t know of a single gay rights activist who has ever suggested that Christians should not be allowed to teach in schools. I do know of lots and lots of Christians who have not tried to prohibit gay people from teaching in schools. Sen. Jim DeMint actually used that as part of his platform when running for office a few years ago. And for decades, there actually were such laws.I don’t know of a single gay rights activist who has ever suggested that Christians should be thrown in jail. But you have personally argued in favor of sodomy laws that put gay people in jail. You’ve even claimed that it was tyrannical for the courts to overturn such laws. Gay people were thrown in jail for centuries, both in this country and in Europe, and it was always justified by quoting the Bible.
I don’t know of a single gay rights activist who has suggested that Christians should not be allowed to make a living. But you have personally argued against covering sexual orientation in anti-discrimination laws, which allows employers to refuse to hire gay people. And you yourself have advocated innumerable boycotts against companies, which by your own “reasoning” here would be “economic terrorism.”
Seriously, this kind of projection suggests serious mental problems. I suggest therapy.