Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Anti-LGBTQ activist Scott Lively thinks government officials should be prosecuted for allowing gays to adopt children

Scott Lively, a homophobe for all seasons
I've been insistently covering the Hallmark Channel controversy because it presents something we should never forget. Behind their self-victimization and cries about persecution and accusations of "the radical gay agenda," the aim of religious right groups is to either erase the humanity of our community or confine us into their false definitions of who we are and what our lives are comprised of.

Lo and behold comes a long-time anti-LGBTQ activist by the name of Scott Lively to further illustrate this point. To the lucky who have never heard of him, Lively is an extreme homophobe. He wrote and published discredited book, The Pink Swastika, which accused gays of creating the Nazi party in Germany.

But Lively's biggest claim to infamy was going overseas to Uganda in 2009 with other religious right figures and railing against the LGBTQ community with such vitriol that Ugandan officials proposed the infamous "Kill the Gays" bill. If this bill had become law, people could have been legally executed in the country for being LGBTQ. Before it died in 2014, the part about execution was changed to long prison sentences.

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