September 13, 2015

Kim Davis' wingnut lawyer, Mat Staver isn't finished making ridiculous analogies about his client just yet. This is the same guy who previously compared the Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples to MLK, to being a Jew under the Nazis, and who said that if the couples she was denying licenses to didn't like what she's doing, they could just drive to another county.

This Sunday on C-SPAN's daily call-in show, Washington Journal, Staver suggested that Davis is just like Abraham Lincoln and compared discriminating against gay couples to slavery: WATCH: Kim Davis’ lawyer who compared her to Rosa Parks and MLK now compares her to Abraham Lincoln:

Mat Staver — a lawyer from theocratic law firm The Liberty Counsel — said on Sunday that his client, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, is like President Abraham Lincoln because of her stand against marriage equality for all Americans.

Staver made the remarks in an appearance on C-SPAN after which a caller said that Davis should do her job or step down.

“Well, she is doing her job quite well,” Staver said. “By the end of this year, she will have saved the taxpayers in Rowan County $1.5 million in her first year as the elected official since 2014, so that’s quite substantial, to be able to do that.”

“Secondly,” he went on, “if we told Abraham Lincoln, ‘Abraham Lincoln, you should just go along with the Dred Scott decision. After all, it is what the racist Chief Justice Taney wrote and it’s the law of the land.’ And yet, Lincoln advocated something different than that and unfortunately because of that Dred Scott decision we had to fight a Civil War. It was a terrible time in our history.”

I'd say Larry Wilmore had it about right. A more apt comparison for Davis would be George Wallace standing in the doorway of the University of Alabama.

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