Kim Davis' lawyer stood onstage in a Washington D.C. hotel and pointed to a photo on the screen. It showed 100,000 people packed into a Peruvian soccer stadium, Mat Staver told the crowd, all there to pray for the Kentucky clerk battling against gay marriage.The video below is Mat Staver with Lake Worth 'pastor' Mike Olive on the West Palm Beach-based NewsMaxTV:
The crowd erupted.
It wasn't true. [emphasis added]
Staver's firm, the Liberty Counsel, which revealed Davis' secret meeting with Pope Francis, has been accused by advocacy groups of peddling misrepresentations in the past. Yet it has become the main source of details about the controversial pope meeting.
Online sleuths quickly debunked the Peru story Staver told at the Values Voter Summit, a conference for the conservative Family Research Council. The photo was from a year-old gathering unrelated to Davis, who spent five days in jail for defying a court order and refusing to license gay marriages. Staver could provide no evidence of a massive Davis rally.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has an interesting article on the Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver. Read more about the 'War on Religion' here in the little City of Lake Worth, Florida.