Mat Staver Testifies before Congress on Religious Liberty


mat staverWashington, DC – Today Mat Staver will testify before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice regarding the state of religious liberty in the United States.

“The threats to religious liberty are unprecedented,” Mat Staver will tell the committee. The primary areas of his testimony will focus on religious liberty conflicts involving the sanctity of human life, same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

On the sanctity of human life, the ObamaCare HHS abortion drug and device mandate presents a clear and direct threat to religious liberty. And, laws regarding same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, and gender identity also present clear conflicts with religious liberty.

“The ObamaCare abortion mandate, the threats presented by same-sex marriage, and laws regarding sexual orientation and gender identity are unprecedented because they are coercive and force compliance despite sincere religious objections to the contrary,” Staver will tell the committee.

The 2:00 hearing will be held in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. You can view the live webcast of today’s subcommittee hearing or view archived videos after the hearing. All of these links are available on the House Judiciary Committee website, under Multimedia, “Live and Archived Webcasts.” Staver is Dean and Professor of Law at Liberty University School of Law and Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

Besides Mat Staver, other witnesses include Rev. Barry Lynn, Executive Director, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State; Kim Colby, Senior Counsel, Christian Legal Society; and Gregory Baylor, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom.

Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono legal assistance and representation on these and related topics.