Yesterday, Liberty Counsel filed our objection to the second of two outrageous subpoenas, this one served to us by Lamda Legal and OutServe-SLDN (a group that promotes LGBT issues in the military) in the case of Karnoski v. Trump.
Aggressive LGBT groups are engaged in an orchestrated attempt to harass us and bury us in paperwork through overreaching subpoenas that make unreasonable and unconstitutional demands of our records and interactions with government officials.
Just as Liberty Counsel's legal team filed an objection to the first subpoena issued by two pro-LGBT organizations, the second was served regarding a similar case.
Both lawsuits seek to block the Trump administration's ban on gender-confused individuals serving in the military.
Liberty Counsel is not a party to either lawsuit, yet the subpoenas demand every single document, email, and communication between Liberty Counsel and President Trump, his office, Vice President Pence, his office, and the employees of the Department of Defense, which is the largest employer in the government and includes about 1.3 million active-duty soldiers.
In more than 30 years of practicing law, I have never seen subpoenas as overreaching as these. They directly challenge our constitutional protections and are solely designed to harass and intimidate. We will not be bullied or intimidated. This unbelievable invasion of privacy must be exposed and fought, not just for our organization, but to protect the right for anyone to freely communicate with their political or military leaders.
That means I must immediately dedicate strategic legal resources to these new fights. To be fully equipped to respond to this new level of attacks against Liberty Counsel and people of faith, I need to raise $10,000 over and above our normal expenses this weekend.
+ + First wave in this fight...
We know this is just the first wave in this fight. These radical groups will do anything in their power to silence their opposition. And let's be clear -- if you happen to support any of President Trump's policies, then you are now potentially a target of intense legal attack.
If these subpoenas are allowed to stand, it will open the floodgates for these groups to use their stockpiles of millions of dollars to go on the attack against all individuals and groups who don't agree with them. It is a gross overreach of judicial power to target and subpoena groups for no other reason than they supported a cause.
I need your help, perhaps now more than ever.
I believe the Lord has positioned Liberty Counsel "for such a time as this" to stand in the gap and defend our liberties from such attacks
But to fight most effectively, I need your help.
Thank you in advance, and may God bless you!
Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman