Liberty Counsel member and anti-gay activist Matt Barber is one who never lets the truth keep him from spinning a tale of evil gays plotting to take over America.
I think he really outdoes himself in his latest spin in both the depths he stoops to and the nausea he creates.
In the piece ‘Gay’ lawmaker to Christians: ‘We’ll take your children,’ Barber is attacking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for signing a state bill that outlaws “ex-gay” therapy for minors. Barber creates a fictional connection between homosexuality and pedophilia and cherry-picks CDC statistics to create the false image of homosexuality as a negative lifestyle.
What about the title of the post, which no doubt reels potential readers in? Did a gay lawmaker tell Christians that gays will be taking their children because of the law? Of course not.
The title of Barber’s post is as fictional as the post itself :
Things get more sinister yet. On Wednesday, New Jersey Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who sponsored the bill and is openly homosexual, bombastically compared change therapy to “beating a child” and suggested that the government take children seeking change away from their parents. He told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, “What this does is prevent things that are harmful to people. If a parent were beating their child on a regular basis we would step in and remove that child from the house. If you pay somebody to beat your child or abuse your child, what’s the difference?” Mat Staver responded on the same program: “It is shocking to hear the law’s sponsor threaten parents that the state will remove their children from them if they provide the counsel they need and which helps them. This is the ultimate nanny state,” he said.
So no. A gay lawmaker never made the statement or implied in any way or form that gays will be snatching the children of Christian parents. Eustace was making a hypothetical comparison in which he made no threats nor even mention Christians at all.
Barber’s group, the Liberty Counsel, will be suing New Jersey over the “ex-gay” therapy ban. If Barber’s bad lie is an example of their defense then the state has nothing to worry about.