Last updated on: 2/1/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Mathew D. Staver, JD Biography

Title:
Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel
Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The ACLU is trying to shut down the Scouts with one hand and with the other argue that juvenile boys have the right to cavort nude in public parks. Either I’m confused or the ACLU has no moral compass. It would do the ACLU leadership good to attend a few Boy Scout meetings. Honoring God and pledging to remain pure are pretty good foundational values. Defending juvenile boys who want to cavort nude in a public park is ludicrous.”

Nov. 19, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel
  • Vice President of Law and Policy and member of the Board of Trustees for Liberty University
  • Argued before the Court in the free speech picketing case of Madsen v. Women’s Health Center
Education:
  • JD, University of Kentucky Law School
  • Master in Religion, School Unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Religious Displays on Public Property Violate the Constitution?
  2. Is the ACLU against Christmas or Other Religious Holidays?
  3. Should Homosexuals Have Equal Protection Rights Based on Their Sexual Orientation?
  4. Should the US Constitution Be Amended to Prohibit Same-Sex Marriage?
  5. Is the Principle of Separation of Church and State Mandated by the Constitution?