Here he’s an ‘idiot’; in Uganda he’s a sage
SCOTT Lively, the American evangelical screwball who’s been a’messin’ with politics in Uganda, and was instrumental in getting anti-gay legislation passed there, came under the magnifying glass when US TV presenter John Oliver examined the damage being done in Africa by vicious Christian lunatics.
Uganda recently passed a law that imposes life sentences on those convicted of “aggravated homosexuality”.
Said Oliver on the Last Week Tonight show:
Calling Uganda’s laws ‘harsh’ doesn’t really do them justice. That’s like calling Stalin ‘a bit of a grump,’ or the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire a ‘whoopsie-doo’. Or the Titanic a ‘disappointing vacation’.
Pointing out that, since the anti-gay legislation went into effect in Uganda, actual attacks on gays in the country have increased between 750 to 1,900 percent from previous years, Oliver said:
It’s gotten to the point where people from the dark ages could build a time machine, travel to 2014 Uganda, step outside and go ‘ah shit, it didn’t work.
Asking how Uganda’s laws had become so extreme, Oliver noted that the country has the support of American anti-gay evangelicals like Scott Lively.
Scott Lively is clearly an idiot, and luckily, over here we just get to laugh at him.
In Uganda, however, Lively is held in such esteem, that he was allowed to address the Ugandan Parliament for five hours!
I don’t know what is more shocking here. That he addressed the parliament at all or that he did it for five hours. Because, listen, if your hard-on for homophobia lasts five hours, you need to seek medical attention.
Oliver shared clips of Lively telling spewing his hatred of gays to Ugandans, equating homosexuality with paedophilia, and calling gays “monsters” and “Nazis”.
Noting that Uganda’s extreme anti-gay legislation passed following his appearances there, Oliver shared a clip of Lively disavowing any responsibility.
Oh no, no, of course not. You were simply saying ‘look guys, gay people are dangerous insidious Nazis… do with that information what you will. Lively out. Lively out.
Now here’s a thing: When we reported last week that the UK’s very own Scott Lively, the odious Paul Shinners from St Neots, had finally been exposed in a video as one of them venomous Christian reptiles stirring up hatred in Uganda, we included a link to a post that appeared on the Christian Bookshops blog, apparently written by one Phil Groom, who has been staunchly defending Shinners ever since the story broke.
Despite a lack of evidence to support allegations of homophobia made against Paul Shinners of Cornerstone, St Neots, bloggers in the UK, Spain and the USA have continued with their campaign against him, leading to further business disruptions …
That blog entry has now completely disappeared.