The founder of Liberty Counsel Mat Staver, which has been deemed an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), has been talking on VCY America’s “Crosstalk” about being ‘persecuted’ for anti-LGBT views which are labelled as a discrimination and he considers it to be a ‘religious liberty’. “You know, if you go back into the 1930s, what ultimately happened back then with the Jews — and history, you know, there’s other histories you can point to — but they began to ultimately ban Jews from public employment, then ban Jews from their private employment, then put a Star of David on their ID and a Star of David on their passport, restrict their travel, restrict their income opportunity.Eventually you know what happened,” he said. Staver is an attorney of Kim Davis who became famous as she refused to issue the marriage licenses for gay couples even though the Supreme court’s decision demanded her as a clerk to do so. Four couples (two same-sex ones and two straight ones) sued Davis over her actions, with help from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). The case gained national attention when Davis was jailed for several days for contempt of court, after refusing to comply with repeated court orders. However, the unclear resolution led to a dispute over who would have to pay the ACLU’s $230,000 in legal costs. Though Davis was the clerk for Rowan County, the judge ruled that the state of Kentucky should be liable for the cost over the County, as the authority to issue marriage licenses was derived from the state.