Concerned Women for America’s policy director for cultural issues, Matt Barber, is leaving the organization to work for Liberty University School of Law and Liberty Counsel. Barber has embraced ex-gay organizations, such as Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX). This is an organization that has used the courts to try to force schools to teach scientifically bankrupt ex-gay theories.
“We hope that Barber’s move to Liberty Counsel does not signal an increase in frivolous lawsuits and wasting of taxpayer’s money,” said Wayne Besen, Executive Director of TruthWinsOut.org. “Barber’s infatuation with ex-gay ministries combined with Liberty Counsel’s use of legal intimidation is a toxic mix.”
According to CWA founder and chairman Beverly LaHaye, “We wish him well as he goes to Liberty for this important next step in his career. We are pleased that he will continue to partner with us on the issues that are so important to him and to us.”