On today's "Faith and Freedom" radio program, Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver asked listeners to pray for his client Kim Davis because she is supposedly receiving vile death threats from the hosts of the television show "The View."
Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who was jailed earlier this month for repeatedly prohibiting her office from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, was the subject of a segment on "The View," Staver said, where one of the hosts called her a "monster" and said that she should be killed.
"I would encourage you to pray for Kim Davis, pray for her family, pray for those that work with her, pray for Liberty Counsel," Staver said. "Kim has received just horrible death threats, even from 'The View,' amazingly. They called her a monster on national television, one of them said that someone ought to go kill her. This is on a major network. That was on 'The View' on ABC. I mean, that was astounding, that kind of language was happening on a major TV network."
We have no idea what Staver is talking about. While we can find plenty of articles reporting the "monster" comment, we haven't been able to find a single thing that supports Staver's claim that one of the hosts of "The View" called for Davis to be killed ... and one would think that if a host openly advocated murder on a national television show, that is the sort of thing that would probably have made a bit of news.
UPDATE: Liberty Counsel has informed us that Staver was mistaken and has issued a correction. Here is the explanation of what happened:
Thank you for pointing out Mat Staver's mistake in his description of 'The View' program on Kim Davis. Here is what happened: on Mat Staver’s September 10 appearance on The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly played Mat a montage of people saying hateful things about Kim Davis. Megyn Kelly started with a clip from ‘The View,’ which led into a clip from the HLN ‘Dr. Drew’ show, on which Mike Catherwood said, “Like Mike Huckabee says, ‘Sign me up.’ I’ll do it. I’ll go kill her. I’ll go kill her and—and whatever toothless redneck . . . .” Mat could not see the video because he was on an LTN link, and understandably thought Catherwood’s statement occurred on ‘The View.’
Here’s the Kelly File video (Catherwood’s comment is around 2:42 on the video).
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