Scott Lively, the anti-gay activist partly responsible for the "kill the Gays" bill in Uganda is complaining that he is being unfairly attacked.
Lively has recently claimed to have toned down his rhetoric in an effort to refocus his so-called "good fight" on helping the underprivileged in Massachusetts. However, he is finding out that his past reputation for demonizing the lgbt community will not go away.
And he complained about it in the letter to the editor today in a local Boston newspaper :
I’ve recently been attacked by the Boston Globe (front page), then The Republican and local television news. In these reports and online reader comments, I’m labeled variously a “hate group,” Holocaust denier, anti-Semite, author of a “Kill the Gays” law in Uganda, a racist, murderer, and defender of pedophilia.
Google my name to find 20 years of similar rhetoric by my enemies. It has long passed beyond slander into absurdity. Why the attacks? Because I am a knowledgeable and persuasive critic of the “gay” movement. I don’t run or self-censor under pressure so they keep escalating their rhetoric to discredit me to the public.
For the record, I have never advocated hatred or violence against anyone. I have never denied the Holocaust. I am a strong supporter of Israel and the Jewish people. I did address the Ugandan Parliament but spoke against the death penalty provision in their bill (which did not become law). I pastor one of the most racially integrated congregations in Springfield. I have never killed anyone. And I am internationally known for preaching against all sex outside of heterosexual marriage (including pedophilia).
Mr. Lively, you are being attacked because you are a reprobate homophobe who, while you have not outright called for violence against lgbts, manipulated audiences to that very end.
In his "I am just like Joan of Arc on the cross" letter, Lively omitted several things.
He omitted that he:
helped write a highly discredited book which claimed that the Nazi Party was the creation of the gays in Germany,
tried to sanitize the discredited junk science of Paul Cameron,
blamed lgbts in America and Europe for Uganda's ugly homophobic bill rather than the lies he and others spread there, and
advocated "criminalizing homosexuality"as far back as 2007. In a piece entitled Letter to the Russian People, Lively had this to say:
My philosophy is to leave homosexuals alone if they keep their lifestyle private, and not to force them into therapy if they don't want it. However, homosexuality is destructive to individuals and to society and it should never publicly promoted. The easiest way to discourage gay pride parades and other homosexual advocacy is to make such activity illegal in the interest of public health and morality.
Furthermore, according to the site Box Turtle Bulletin, Lively:
■ Equated homosexuality with Nazism and fascism, and blamed the 1994 Rwandan genocide on gay people,
■ Reinforced the false stereotype of gay people as child molesters,
■ Denounced foreign influences to “promote” homosexuality, and
■ Described AIDS as just punishment for homosexuality.
What's the line in Shakespeare's MacBeth which was voiced by Lady MacBeth when her inability to cope with her evil acts led her to sleepwalk in a pathetic attempt to wash the symbolic blood of her crimes from her hands?
Here's the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.
Deal with it, Mr. Lively.
Hat tip to Pam's House Blend.