US: Anti-gay activist Mat Staver resigns from Christian university
Mat Staver, who thinks gays are a “crime against nature”, has resigned from his job as Dean at a private Christian university.
The anti-gay activist, who claimed same-sex marriage will cause straight men to cheat on their wives with gays, has stepped down from his role at Liberty University.
The Seventh-day Adventist pastor heads the Liberty Council, which is listed as an active anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Centre.
He has been Dean of the Liberty University School of Law since 2006 – but the University announced he would be leaving today.
According to the university’s president Jerry Falwell Jr, Staver is stepping down to spend more time with his family – but will continue to serve as a “consultant and advisor” to the law school.
The pair said that there was no way that the BSA could remain “morally straight… [if] you have adults modelling for children what every major world religion and thousands of years of history have held to be immoral behaviour.”