On Thursday, Mat Staver reiterated his
claim that the hosts of ABC's The View called for Kentucky
clerk Kim Davis to be killed for refusing to issue marriage licenses
to gay and lesbian couples.
Davis – who spent 5 days in jail for
refusing comply with a federal judge's order – has said that
issuing such licenses would violate her conscience.
Staver, the chairman of Liberty Counsel
and Davis' lawyer, argued on his Faith and Freedom radio
program that Davis, as a Christian, is incapable of hating anyone.
“The hatred is coming from these
individuals because of their own internal anger,” Staver told his
listeners, “but they can't be transformed by the love of Christ and
we can't hate when we have been transformed by the love of Christ.
This is what John 15:18 says: 'If the world hates you, you know that
it hated me before it hated you.' And that's talking about Jesus
Christ, the creator of the universe who died and gave himself. That
he experienced a lot of hatred toward him, so much so that they
wanted to brutalize him and put him up on a cross.”
“In fact, we've even had people say
that we need to be crucified. Even on The View, people on The
View were calling her a monster, calling for her to be killed.
Even on a national television program,” he added.
Wing Watch notes that if the women of The View had called
for the killing of a Christian it “would have generated some news