Get to know your American Taliban: Falwell blows kisses to Matthew Staver
Jerry Falwell is sending love and prayers to his legal bootlicker, Mathew Staver, president and general counsel of Liberty Counsel, which has been instrumental in fighting gay civil marriage efforts with legal challenges. [I’ve got background on Liberty Counsel here.] Revel in his ardent support for Matthew as he nears his appearance before the Supreme Court over the ten commandments. (The Conservative Voice):
My dear friend Mathew Staver, president and general counsel for the Orlando, Fla.-based Liberty Counsel, will stand before the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the posting of the Ten Commandments in the public square. This is a daunting task, but I have great faith in Mat’s abilities and have confidence that God has raised up this man to take on this crucial undertaking.
The High Court agreed last October to take on the high-profile issue of whether the display of the Ten Commandments in the public square is constitutionally protected. Two lower court rulings reached conflicting views on displays of the biblical tenets on public buildings. Mr. Staver will appear before the nine justices at the Court on March 2. He says this court case, McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky, is one of the most important church-state cases of the last half-century. I agree. The Court’s ruling will be consequential in determining the future of public religious historical artifacts throughout the nation.
The opposition is eager to dispel the Ten Commandments from the American public square. This effort is being led by the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Humanist Association, Internet Infidels, Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans and Atheist Alliance International. In addition, the American Jewish Congress, the American Jewish Committee, Baptist Joint Committee and the Interfaith Alliance Foundation have filed a friend-of the court brief, supporting a 2003 appeals court ruling that found a public display of the Commandments on state government property a violation of the Establishment Clause.
These well-funded groups are uncompromising in their loathing of the public display of the Ten Commandments. If the Court were to rule in their favor, the momentum to eradicate all vestiges of religion from the culture would be dramatically quickened.
What Can You Do?
I want to ask readers to join me in prayerfully supporting Mathew Staver and Liberty Counsel in their battle to protect the Ten Commandments. I want every reader to place Mat’s name at the top of their prayer lists. We need to daily uphold this man as he seeks to legally confirm that the Ten Commandments are a centerpiece of American law and culture.
[Now to the meat and potatoes you faithful have all been waiting for…]
…Finally, I would urge readers to make a donation to Liberty Counsel to help subsidize this costly battle. Liberty Counsel is incurring many expenses. During the final preparation and argument phase of the case, the team will be shuttling to a number of different locations, which means many additional transportation and housing costs. For those who send a $100 donation to Liberty Counsel, Mat will send a copy of his booklet, “The Ten Commandments in American Law and Government,” which he used to help prepare for his Supreme Court argument. He will also send a beautifully matted presentation of the Ten Commandments, suitable for framing, to display in your home or office.
…The battle lines have been drawn and we must support Mat Staver — just as the men raised Moses’ arms when he grew weary in holding high the staff of God in battle — as he valiantly stands on the faith of our Fathers to defend the Ten Commandments.