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Right-Wing Activist: Obama Supports “Forced Homosexuality”

Right-Wing Activist: Obama Supports “Forced Homosexuality”

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Right-wing lawyer Mathew Staver has a surprising revelation about President Obama's administration -- one of its goals, he says, is forcing people to be gay.

Staver, chairman of the legal group Liberty Counsel, appeared on the conservative Christian radio show Crosstalk last Friday, telling host Jim Schneider that actions by the administration will ultimately result in "in-your-face forced abortion funding, in-your-face forced homosexuality, and in-your-face deconstruction of moral principles."

Staver talked at length about Obama's health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act, currently being challenged in the Supreme Court; Liberty Counsel has filed amicus briefs in the case. He apparently based his statement about abortion funding on the act's mandate for insurance coverage of contraception and sterilization, but he did not offer a basis for the "forced homosexuality" comment.

He also said the administration is "anti-life and anti-liberty," with an ideology that is "very much pro-abortion and pro-homosexual rights, and that trumps everything," including the economy and national security.

Right Wing Watch has an audio clip and a transcript of Staver's most incendiary comments, and audio of the full show is available here.

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.