While attacking the Southern Poverty Law Center for designating his anti-LGBT legal organization, Liberty Counsel, as a hate group, Kim Davis's attorney Mat Staver argued that the description was akin to Nazi treatment of Jews in the Holocaust.
“You know, if you go back into the 1930s, what ultimately happened back then with the Jews — and history, you know, there’s other histories you can point to — but they began to ultimately ban Jews from public employment, then ban Jews from their private employment, then put a Star of David on their ID and a Star of David on their passport, restrict their travel, restrict their income opportunity,” Staver said during an interview with VCY America's Crosswalk radio show, excerpted by Right Wing Watch. “Eventually you know what happened.”
Staver and his organization infamously defended Kentucky clerk Kim Davis after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.
“To continue to share that view that’s supported by the Bible and supported by the natural created order is no reason to lump somebody in a hate group,” he added.
This is not Staver's first outrageous statement. In the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016, he suggested that first responders would need HIV testing after coming into contact with victims' blood.