Friday, March 12, 2010

Scott Lively advocated 'criminalizing homosexuality' as far back as 2007

This particular bit of news has been covered in the past by a few pro-lgbt blogs. But as the furor over the Ugandan anti-gay bill grows (and it should), it's worth remembering.

Anti-gay activist Scott Lively is busy trying to extricate himself from the situation which he helped create in Uganda regarding that anti-gay bill.

It was Lively who was one of the Americans who spoke in Uganda about the so-called "dangers of homosexuality" during a conference last year. The bill was introduced several months after this conference.

Now as the furor gets larger, Lively is trying to duck the much deserved blame due his way. He told ABC News in a recent news cast that he never saw the bill coming and he would support it if the death penalty portion was dropped.

But according to the words on his own web page, The Pro-Family Resource of Abiding Truth Ministries (for the sake of modesty, I will refrain from editorial comments about the words "pro-family"), Lively has been advocating laws against homosexuality as far back as 2007.

In a 2007 piece entitled Letter to the Russian People, Lively had this to say:

. . . criminalize the public advocacy of homosexuality. 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. 

So Lively makes it a point to tour foreign countries, tell a bunch of lies about gays and lesbians, and advocate laws against homosexuality.

But then when one country follows suit, he claims that he never saw it coming.

Why don't you tell me the one about the Easter Bunny next?

I don't think anyone with a modicum of sense believes that Lively didn't see Uganda's reaction to his conference coming. If he were a real Christian, he would be truthful about his responsibility in the creation of that awful bill.

And for the sake of modesty, I will also refrain from editorial comments regarding Lively's alleged Christianity.

Although I feel my fellow bloggers and readers won't be so nice.

Related posts:

More proof that Scott Lively knew exactly what he was doing in Uganda

Slouching Towards Kampala: Uganda’s Deadly Embrace of Hate

Scott Lively practiced 'pink-baiting' in Uganda

Scott Lively: American, European gays are to blame for harsh anti-gay laws in Uganda 

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1 comment:

Mary O'Grady said...

Observing the behavior of some Americans abroad, I used to fantasize about requiring intelligence testing before the issuance of a passport. Reading about Mr. Lively, I think I'd like to tack on more extensive psychological testing as well.