A Florida attorney faces additional sanctions over lawsuits
against Jews for Jesus.
A state court in Florida has sanctioned attorney Barry Silver
for continuing lawsuits and appeals against Jews for Jesus over
nearly a decade. The sanctions are now totaling over $100,000. The
lawsuit was filed because Jews for Jesus published a praise report
and a call for prayer for a Jew identified as Edith Rapp.
founder Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow with all the litigation, Silver
"still hasn't learned his lesson."
"And I'm not sure he ever will learn his lesson," he
remarks. "But this particular theological attack -- wrapped in a
legal pleading -- is just impermissible. It's frivolous, and the
courts routinely, one after another, have issued these sanctions
"Lawyers cannot use the courts to publicize philosophical
vendettas against people of faith, and that's exactly what this
particular attorney has tried to do."
Staver was asked if there is any further step that can be taken
to stop Silver's legal attacks against Jews for Jesus.
"Well, the one way to stop Barry Silver is to ultimately have
his license revoked, and in fact one of the judges suggested that
he's reaching that point," Staver tells OneNewsNow. "To be
sanctioned this many times in the case, to disobey the court orders
repeatedly as he has done, this ultimately is placing his law
license in jeopardy."