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Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively to stand trial for ‘crimes against humanity’

10:12 am - 01/04/2013
An anti-gay evangelist will face trial starting on Monday for the first sexuality-based lawsuit using a statute which allows foreign parties to sue in American courts, for allegedly playing a part in the controversial Ugandan ‘kill the gays’ bill.

Scott Lively is being sued by the organization Sexual Minorities Uganda, which alleges that his actions in Uganda over the past ten years led to the persecution, torture, arrest and murder of gay people in the country. The New York Times reported:

“The lawsuit alleges that beginning in 2002, Mr. Lively conspired with religious and political leaders in Uganda to whip up anti-gay hysteria with warnings that homosexuals would sodomize African children and corrupt their culture.”

In 2009 Scott Lively met with Ugandan public figures to teach against what he described as “the gay agenda”. One of his Ugandan contacts proposed a bill which was considered by the Ugandan parliament, which would have imposed the death sentence for homosexual behaviour.

While in the capital, Kampala, he wrote a report for a website linked to his ministry which stated: “The international ‘gay’ movement has devoted a lot of resources to transforming the moral culture from a marriage-based one to one that embraces sexual anarchy.”

Late in December, Uganda’s Parliament adjourned for the year without voting on the proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

First issued in 2009, the legislation widely became known as the ‘kill the gays’ bill, referring to one of the clauses proposing death for offences such as “aggravated homosexuality”.

The bill had originally been withdrawn, after an outcry from the US and European nations, but a revised bill was introduced in December.

Emily Gray from Amnesty International had said: “We have noticed that the religious right-wing, particularly from America, has had a big impact on the levels of homophobia and incidences of intimation and violence.”

Back in December, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni said gay people should not be killed or persecuted, but warned that homosexuality should also not be promoted.

The Alien Tort Statute allows US courts to hold accountable individuals or corporations who have “committed gross human rights violations”.

Mr Lively co-authored the book, The Pink Swastika, which says in its introduction: “homosexuals [are] the true inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities”, and he is the former state director for California for the American Family Association.

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minaloush 4th-Jan-2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm good with him being tried for this.
zinnia_rose 5th-Jan-2013 12:17 am (UTC)
Excellent. I hope they nail his ass to the wall.

Edited at 2013-01-05 12:17 am (UTC)
tabaqui 5th-Jan-2013 12:55 am (UTC)
Good. Lock him up in Uganda and throw away the key.
metanoiame 5th-Jan-2013 01:03 am (UTC)
"Sexual anarchy" sounds AWESOME to me.
glass_houses 7th-Jan-2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
ia
the_physicist 5th-Jan-2013 01:23 am (UTC)
Good luck to Sexual Minorities Uganda with this case. I hope they win and that he gets some punishment, although I can't think of anything other than him rotting in hell for eternity to be punishment enough.
catalana 5th-Jan-2013 03:00 am (UTC)
Mr Lively co-authored the book, The Pink Swastika, which says in its introduction: “homosexuals [are] the true inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities”,


WTF? How can someone be so...I don't even know how to describe it. Lost to reality? I don't get it.

I really hope he is found guilty, even though I agree that it won't atone for the harm he has caused.
pennylane101 5th-Jan-2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
oh yeah that must be it. nazis loooooooooooooooooooooved homosexuals. the fuck...
zinnia_rose 6th-Jan-2013 08:46 am (UTC)
Right?! Clearly this moron doesn't know shit about actual Nazis.
angelofdeath275 5th-Jan-2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
yeeah, i honestly think it knows hes telling bullshit, but wants to godwin so hard to show how homophobic he is.
oudeteron 6th-Jan-2013 01:09 am (UTC)
Lock the asshole up for life. These screeds are beyond vile.

[Edited for late-caught typo.]

Edited at 2013-01-06 01:09 am (UTC)
kyra_neko_rei 6th-Jan-2013 05:26 am (UTC)
“The international ‘gay’ movement has devoted a lot of resources to transforming the moral culture from a marriage-based one to one that embraces sexual anarchy.”

Uh, last I checked, we supported gay marriage, which is NOT sexual anarchy and IS marriage-based.
violetrose 6th-Jan-2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
Good. I hope they take him for all he's worth.
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