Sunday, September 20, 2015

Paper Profiles Mat Staver and His Organzation Liberty Counsel

The Orlando Sentinel this weekend carries a lengthy profile of Mat Staver and his and his Christian conservative legal organization, Liberty Counsel.  Staver has recently been in the news because of his high profile representation or Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  Here is an excerpt from the article:
The maelstrom that formed earlier this month around Davis — an Apostolic Christian who said she was acting on her faith — involves factions Staver knows well. Liberty Counsel, a Maitland-based legal organization he founded, has spent decades representing the conservative vanguard in debates over abortion, gay marriage and religion's place in the public sphere.
In the process, the nonprofit has ballooned from a tiny venture collecting less than $200,000 in yearly donations to a multipronged organization that hauled in more than $4 million in the 2013 tax year, employs 10 staff attorneys, runs an outreach to Israel and even released its own feature film last year.