On Friday, anti-LGTBQ activist and Religious Right attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel joined a prayer call organized by Intercessors for America ahead of the oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case at the Supreme Court today. During the call, Staver warned that if the court does not allow business owners to discriminate against customers in the name of “religious liberty,” it will lead to persecution of Christians and then prayed “for the opposing attorney to be confused” while delivering their arguments.
“This is about whether the government can force an individual to present a script of the government’s own choosing that supports an immoral, unbiblical and sinful relationship and ceremony that celebrates that to the highest degree,” Staver said. “If this case goes the wrong way … I think that it is not an exaggeration that Christians and people of faith and moral values, particularly on the issue of human sexuality and marriage, will be persecuted.”
Staver then urged participants to pray for the attorney arguing on behalf of Masterpiece Cakeshop, that the justices on the Supreme Court will be “convicted to rule the right way,” and for the opposing attorney to fail in trying to argue against God’s will.
“Here is what I would pray,” he said, “frankly, for the opposite attorney, the opposing attorney, to be confused and to fall in their own traps that they set. We’re not talking about the salvation of this other counsel, but what we are talking about is a very serious issue. This is spiritual warfare and I always pray when I go into oral arguments for clarity and for the traps that the other side seeks to set, that they actually stumble into their own traps that they seek to set against God’s will.”