On today’s episode of “Faith and Freedom Radio,” Mat Staver and Matt Barber spent all of their time railing against the fact that the United States had reportedly withheld $350 million in aid to the country of Malawi due to efforts in that country to outlaw homosexuality.
Like the Family Research Council before them, Barber and Staver were outraged that the United States would be using economic extortion to impose its own immorality on a sovereign nation like Malawi which simply seeks to uphold God’s laws by imprisoning gays:
Barber: What we need is to return to your moral grounding and moral roots in this nation. Until we do that, the moral and the economic are definitely combined and our nation is going to continue to sink, we’re going to continue to lose our status in the world as the world leader. And frankly, when we are holding out nations hostage to a radical, sexually-immoral agenda, I don’t know that we necessarily are in a position – at least the government as its stands right now under this administration – are in a position to claim to be the world’s moral leaders.
Staver: We’re not the world’s moral leader under this administration; we’re one of the world’s immoral leaders … What the administration is doing is just putting its own immoral views into its funding, trying to get other nations to come around and do the same thing. And they’re literally trying to create and extend this immorality globally.
Barber: The Obama administration is saying that sexual perversion is a human right.
Staver: More than sixty countries have laws criminalizing homosexuality and virtually every country in the world has laws that criminalize pedophilia and child incest. Malawi was doing what it was doing in its own best interest and America should not be trying to make that country act in an immoral way.
I think that maybe we should point out that, earlier this year, Michele Bachmann personally tapped Staver to come to Washington to teach her Tea Party on the Constitution.