By: Brian Evans

On Wednesday, NBC News published a very deceptive and deeply flawed article titled…

“Evangelical group wants gays removed from anti-lynching bill

The article said…

Liberty Counsel Chairman Mat Staver opposes including the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in a federal anti-lynching bill. The U.S. Senate last month unanimously passed a bill that would explicitly make lynching a federal crime. Not everyone, however, is pleased with passage of the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act. Liberty Counsel, an evangelical nonprofit that opposes gay rights, and its chairman, Mat Staver, are taking issue with the bill’s inclusion of LGBTQ people.

Image: "Live Nativity" Ceremonial Procession Takes Place Around The Supreme CourtFounder and Chairman of the Liberty Counsel Mat Staver, right, speaks during live nativity scene outside of the Supreme Court in Washington on December 12, 2018.Zach Gibson / Getty Images file

NBC also pointed out that the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled Staver and the Liberty Counsel as a “hate group”. However, what NBC failed to note, is how the SPLC has strong ties to radical Islamic groups, violent jihadist linked-organizations, and groups who have espoused anti-semitism and threatened the Jewish people and Israel, and espoused anti-American sentiments, as well as anti-Christian bias and hatred.

The Hill also cited the designation of Liberty Counsel as a “hate group” by the already discredited Southern Law Poverty Center, which already had previously settled a major lawsuit over its criticisms of organizations, and they continue to face even more complaints.

Furthermore, NBC who used the anti-Christian anti-American SPLC hate group as a so-called expert source against Staver and Christian based Liberty Counsel.

Then, NBC goes on to say that…

the group (Liberty Counsel) encouraged Congress in November to remove language about “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination from a trade agreement with Mexico and Canada.

NBC also reported that in an interview with OneNewsNow, Mat Staver, Founder, and Chairman of the Liberty Counsel said

“The old saying is once that camel gets the nose in the tent, you can’t stop them from coming the rest of the way in. This is a way to slip it in under a so-called anti-lynching bill, and to then to sort of circle the wagon and then go for the juggler [sic] at some time in the future.”

Conveniently, what NBC FAILED TO NOTE and LEFT OUT OF THEIR ARTICLE is that Staver and the Liberty Counsel said…

No one can or should oppose a bill that bans lynching, says the Liberty Counsel attorney, and thus it’s being used as back door approach to pass legislation such as the controversial Employment Non-Discrimination Act. So far they’ve been unsuccessful over the many years in the past, but this is a way to slip it in under a so-called anti-lynching bill, and to then to sort of circle the wagon and then go for the juggler at some time in the future.”

Staver even went on to say…

We oppose lynching across the board for any person, period! The bill in question created a list of protected categories, thus limiting the application of the law. Lynching should be prohibited no matter the person’s reason for committing this violent crime.”

Therefore, although Staver and the Christian based Liberty Counsel organization doesn’t believe its right to force Christians to accept the LGBT beliefs as right, they don’t and never have condoned violence or hate. In fact, in this instance, they were expressing their concern that categories of people were being cited in the ‘anti-lynching’ law, rather than just banning lynching as a practice. As a result, they pointed out the fact that law-makers were imposing progressivism into a bill that should simply condemn and outlaw lynching as a practice in general!

In fact, the concerns behind the Liberty Counsel’s points are certainly valid, as left-wing Progressive Socialist Democrats including Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) , and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced their pro-LGBT ideological agenda into the anti-lynching legislation, specifically to give it the appearance of hatred, if Christians dare oppose their ideological interjections.

Ultimately, NBC cherry picked the statement, distorting Steyer and the Liberty Counsel’s words, so they could simply smear and demonize Christians and Christian organizations. Sadly, NBC wasn’t the only Mainstream Media organization to promote false narratives and push hate. In fact, the following are just a small sample of the media assaults on Steyer and the Liberty Counsel…

 Hate Group Leader Objects to LGBTQ Inclusion in Anti-Lynching Bill – The Advocate

Evangelical ‘Hate Group’ Lobbies To Remove LGBT Protections From Anti-Lynching Bill – Newsweek

Do Evangelical Activists Want to Legalize Gay Lynching? – Rolling Stone

The Liberty Counsel’s Director of Public Policy, Jonathan Alexandre explained that…

“The systematic torture and abuse of African-Americans throughout history is this country’s greatest disgrace. Some politicians and media have tried to use this horrible history to push unrelated political agendas by hijacking a serious issue. Lynching is wrong for all people despite the reason for targeting a victim.”


After the Mainstream Media launched their hate-filled, false, and misconstrued articles against a Christian organization and member, left-wing proponents spread it through Facebook and Twitter like the plague. Threats and hate-speech were espoused throughout the internet, and instead of looking for truth-in-reporting, leftists spread it from one to another, free from facts, or truth!

Now, as the Mainstream Media has launched their propaganda hate-speech offensive against Staver and the Liberty Council, the Christian organization has now received death threats because of yet another “false narrative,” and “false news” that the Mainstream Media is imposing on the American people.

Although there are now hundreds of threats against Steyer and the Liberty Counsel, one individual is now being investigated after they sent the message…

“All LC leaders must die.”

Ironically, after Newsweek claimed that the Liberty Counsel demanded that “protections for LGBT people be removed.” Newsweek has now gone on to confirm the limited application of the law, being it would only apply to…

“lynchings motivated by a victim’s ‘actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.'”

That in itself was one of the Liberty Counsel’s main concerns, as they said…

“any such law should apply to all.”

In the end, Progressive leftists and the Mainstream Media don’t care who they hurt in their hate-filled, falsified, and misleading so-called news stories. That is because they don’t care about how they achieve their ideological ends, so long as they achieve it. Ultimately, such careless and hate-filled propaganda that is espoused from the Progressive left-wing mainstream media will result in deaths! Unfortunately, it appears that the radical left no longer cares about right or wrong! They don’t care about reporting the truth! Ultimately, they only care about ideology, Party, and their Global Socialist end-game for America and the world!