Matt Barber

Associate Dean at Liberty University School of Law
Spokesperson for Liberty Counsel

Launched Christian Civil Rights Watch with co-founder and fellow anti-LGBTQ activist Gordon Klingenschmitt and named as its targets most LGBTQ organizations (including the Log Cabin Republicans). Declares that “‘Gay Pride’ necessitates anti-Christian hate.”

—Says it’s “unconscionable” that gay couples are permitted to adopt children.

Believes: “Unnatural behaviors beget natural consequences. ‘Gay’ is not who they are. ‘Gay’ is what they do. You think me callous. You think I hate. I’m not and I don’t. Truth is hate to those who hate truth. I love self-identified ‘LGBT’ individuals with a love beyond my own power to summon. I love them because Christ first loved me. I love them because, like them, I am a sinner in need of a Savior. They are under deception. The enemy of man is the father of lies, and he prowls like a lion seeking to both deceive and devour us all.”

Argues: “Let’s take it a step further. The ‘gender’ phenomenon is, in the larger sense, an artificial and anti-theist-tainted social construct. It’s an overt act of fist-shaking rebellion against the laws of nature and nature’s God.”

Insists same-sex marriage is “tempting the wrath of God.”

Asserts: “So, America, here's a refresher. Homosexuality 101: The central, defining feature of homosexuality is same-sex sodomy, a filthy practice – both from a moral and biological standpoint – that spreads disease, ruins lives and mocks both God and nature. In short, these sexually confused and spiritually lost souls, particularly males caught-up in this lifestyle, can only ‘consummate’ a counterfeit ‘gay marriage’ through the squalid, unnatural and feculent abuse of both the reproductive and digestive systems. Yuck. Is it any wonder why these ‘gay’ jihadists want us to focus on the subjective specter of ‘gay rights’ and ignore the objective reality of ‘gay’ wrongs? This is why they terrorize anyone who fails to conform.”

More: “‘Gay marriage’ is a disordered, sin-based & oxymoronic novelty that mocks God & defiles any church in which the silly stunt is performed...”

Has called President Barack Obama an “anti-American” “enemy” who is “determined to destroy America.”

Claimed LGBTQ activists want Christians “either 1) dead, 2) imprisoned or, if they can have neither of these, 3) marginalized to the point where they can’t even support their families.”

—Warns that God is going to destroy gay-accepting America: “Either way, God’s ‘due penalty’ is non-discriminating. America’s official endorsement of ‘gay marriage,’ ‘gay pride,’ homosexualist indoctrination in our schools, ‘transgender’ bathroom bills and bans on counseling to help with unwanted same-sex attraction will not end well.  Ask the Romans.”

—Says 2012 election results (President Obama, marriage victories, etc.) have invited God's wrath from which we may never be saved.

Of a lesbian couple's parental decisions for their transgender child, said: “We shouldn't be surprised that we see this kind of child abuse and brainwashing when we allow children to be placed intentionally in motherless or fatherless homes that model disordered sexual behavior and push the false notion that human sexuality is somehow androgynous,” adding that the kid is “the poster child against the unconscionable practice of legalized so-called 'gay adoption.'”

—Says gay people “purchase kids” and treat them “like having little pets or something.”

—Says tolerance is a “cancer that brings down societies" before linking same-sex marriages to Noah's Ark and the Great Flood.

—Said Ellen DeGeneres “guides her many adoring housewife fans into rebellion against God's divine and explicit natural order.”

Says gays make up violence “as a Trojan Horse to force, to compel nations and individuals and groups and churches that embrace traditional values, relative to sexual behavior, to push them into the closet and say ‘no, no, you have to adopt a full affirmation of these perversions.’”

—Says gay rights presents a “clear and present danger” and “internationally the greatest threat.” (58:27-59:00)

Says LGBTQ activists “use” gay kids: “If you feel such despair, know this: it is not 'homophobia' causing it, as adult enablers might tell you, but, rather, it is the sin itself that causes it (or struggling alone, absent Christ, with the temptation to sin). You are being used. Adult homosexual activists with a political agenda are using you as a pawn to achieve selfish goals in a dangerous political game. You’re just a means to an end. They may have convinced themselves otherwise, but they don’t care about you. They don’t love you. They can’t. Their version of 'love' is built on lies. It’s devoid of truth. Love without truth is hate. If you continue down this wide, empty path, make no mistake: it will not 'get better.' It gets much, much worse.”

Says gay couples are just “playing house” and are in “rebellion to God”: “Just because two people want to play house and pretend that they’re a married couple, a man and a man or a woman and a woman, guess what, they still have to bring in a third party, whether it’s two lesbians with artificial insemination or two homosexual males through having to adopt from somebody who naturally had children. It’s an assault on truth, it’s an attack on truth and it’s rebellion against God.”

Posted nasty cartoon implying that Boy Scout inclusivity will lead to sex abuse.

Has vowed to defy marriage equality laws.

Calls on Christians to rise up against LGBTQ rights and other progressive policies: “While there are those who will give way out of fear, weakness or a desire to conform to the world, there are many others who will not. Christians must peacefully come together, lock arms and redouble our resistance to evil.” Threatened to pull Liberty University out of CPAC conference for accepting a sponsorship from LGBTQ group GOProud, with email reading: I was disturbed to learn that CPAC is allowing the ‘Republican’ homosexual activist group GOProud to sponsor a booth at the 2010 conference. Among other things, GOProud advocates in favor of both ‘gay marriage’ and ‘civil unions,’ against pro-marriage constitutional amendments ; is pushing for the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ and advocates in favor of federal ‘partnership benefits’ for homosexuals. This group is pushing a radical leftist agenda that is an affront to the GOP platform, conservatism and, most importantly, the Word of God.”

The GLAAD Accountability Project catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures, who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people.