Seeking Justice Against SPLC’s Defamatory Hate Group Labeling

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Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade, and Founder Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.

Liberty Counsel has filed an appeal to the Court of Appeals challenging the District Court’s dismissal of its lawsuit against Guidestar. Liberty Counsel’s lawsuit challenges Guidestar over its false and defamatory so-called “hate group” label that it placed on the Guidestar Liberty Counsel page along with a number of other non-profit organizations.  We’re going to be talking about it on Faith and Freedom.

I’m Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, joining me is Matt Barber, founder of, and Holly Meade, the Director of Communications for Liberty Counsel.

Mat Staver: Matt, our lawsuit challenged Guidestar under the Federal Lanham Act, along with some other state law violations. It’s on this narrow issue of the Federal Lanham Act that the lower court judge made the ruling, and it was on a very narrow issue within that. That is whether the message that Guidestar posted on its Facebook [page] constituted commercial speech. If yes, you go on to the next series of questions. If no, then there’s no case…

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