Evangelical US hate preacher Scott Lively is to stand trial for alleged crimes against humanity

AN evangelical preacher who spearheaded a hate campaign against homosexuals in Uganda, and helped legislators draft the country’s notorious “anti-gay bill, is to stand trial in Massachusetts for alleged crimes against humanity

Scott Lively was yesterday denied a motion to have the charge dismissed by a federal judge.

Scott Lively

Scott Lively

Lively is accused of violating international law by inciting the persecution of LGBT individuals in Uganda. The lawsuit was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG) in 2012.

CCR Attorney Pam Spees said:

We are gratified that the court recognized the persecution and the gravity of the danger faced by our clients as a result of Scott Lively’s actions.

Lively’s single-minded campaign has worked to criminalize their very existence, strip away their fundamental rights and threaten their physical safety.

The lawsuit alleged that Lively aided the persecution of LGBT people in Uganda over the past decade and inspired notorious anti-LGBT legislation known as the “Kill the Gays” bill.

Lively attended an anti-gay conference entitled “Seminar on Exposing the Homosexual Agenda” in 2009 in which he accused gays and lesbians of having genocidal tendencies. His lecture lead to the introduction of the bill, the lawsuit claimed.

Ugandan organizers of the 2009 conference admitted they helped draft the bill and Lively himself admitted to meeting with lawmakers to discuss it.

Lively has denied that he conspired with government officials or religious leaders in Uganda to craft specifics of the legislation. He has said the lawsuit against him:

Boils down to nothing more than an attempt to define my Biblical views against homosexuality as a crime. Clearly, this lawsuit is intended not only to silence me as an effective voice of opposition to the ‘gay’ agenda, it is also to intimidate everyone else who would dare to follow my example.

Lively, by the way, is revered by our very own Homophobe-in-Chief, Stephen “Birdshit” Green, who says this of the Massachusetts fruitcake:

Scott Lively, who has a personal testimony of the healing power of the Lord Jesus and is a strong advocate of Christian healing therapy for those suffering from same-sex attraction, has become a hate-figure of gay rights activists since his address on that subject to parliamentarians in Uganda was followed by the introduction of a Bill to make the promotion of sodomy in the East African nation illegal.

For a long while Green was flogging copies of Lively’s universally discredited The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality and the Nazi Party on his Christian Voice blog, but he appears to have done away with his on-line store and all the crap it contained.

15 responses to “Evangelical US hate preacher Scott Lively is to stand trial for alleged crimes against humanity”

  1. Angela_K says:

    No doubt the odious Lively and his scum-bag supporters will be screeching about christian persecution and use the trial as a platform to spout even more hate. Hopefully the trial will give wider publicity to Lively’s nasty activities.

    We’ve probably said this before but what and where is this “Homosexual agenda” I can’t find it anywhere. The religious agenda – well that is plain for everyone to see.

  2. mikespeir says:

    They’re persecuting him, by challenging his right to persecute other people.

  3. barriejohn says:

    Green had a go at Stephen Fry as well. I wasn’t going to mention it, as I don’t like giving him the oxygen of publicity. Not only does he fall flat on his face, and attract a barrage of criticism in the process, but he also falls into the trap of mentioning Godwin’s Law just because someone makes reference to the Nazis!

  4. Trevor Blake says:

    Having read the law in question

    A person commits the offense of aggravated homosexuality where the person against whom the offence is committed is below the age of 18 years; offender is a parent or guardian of the person against whom the offence is committed; offender is a person in authority over the person against whom the offence is committed; victim of the offence is a person with disability; offender is a serial offender, or offender applies, administers or causes to be used by any man or woman any drug, matter or
    thing with intent to stupefy overpower him or her so as to there by enable any person to have unlawful carnal connection with any person of the same sex,

    A person who commits the offence of aggravated homosexuality shall be liable on conviction to suffer death.

    … it is clear that many Roman Catholic clergy would be put to death had it passed in its original form.

  5. T says:

    He has god on his side. He knows what god wants. That’s it. Simple. That’s all he needs.

    Actually he needs to be locked up.

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  7. L.Long says:

    Its in Mass so he may get a slap in the wrist at least.
    But if this is a trial by jury, then he may get off completely.
    Because the defense will not allow gays or atheists on the jury, and the prosecution may be xtian as well and not push too hard.
    Ya I know! there are some xtians that are all lovey-dovey but I have yet to meet any at least when it comes to gays or abortion.

  8. JohnMWhite says:

    @L.Long – I guess it depends where you are in the world, but I have met numerous Christians who have no problems with homosexuals and who are at least tolerant of women’s reproductive choices. Of course, this prompts the question of why they are Christian in the first place. It doesn’t sit well with me that so many Christians believe in Jesus because a book told them so and yet ignore whatever other parts of that book their conscience can’t stomach. Though ironically, the book’s only mention of abortion is that a woman suspected of adultery must be forced to take an abortificant to see if the foetus dies; if it does, she is guilty and must die too. At least god remains consistently anti-choice…

    Lively has denied that he conspired with government officials or religious leaders in Uganda to craft specifics of the legislation

    Oh there’s a surprise. “Look at me, I am standing up against the gay agenda, except I didn’t actually do anything so don’t blame me if somebody got it into their head that the gays should die…” Coward.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    This is becoming more and more common place in the Christian world. He and the WBC should unite so they can fall together!

  10. Matt+Westwood says:

    … and so down with another fascist.

    “Whatever happened to The Lively Lads?”

  11. Phred says:

    No, Mr. Lively, nobody is interested in criminalizing your views. It’s your ACTIONS that are criminal. You have single-handedly caused the deaths of hundreds or thousands of innocent people by turning their neighbors and their government against them. “Crimes against humanity” is a fitting term for what you’ve done. I hope they convict you on every charge.

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  13. jay says:

    The local Presbyterian church has a rainbow and the words “an inclusive community ” on their sign.

  14. Robster says:

    Hmmm. Lively’s a bit deadly.