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Ugandan LGBT Rights Group Sues Anti-Gay Evangelist Scott Lively

The Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of LGBT rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda is suing American evangelist Scott Lively "under the alien tort statute, which allows foreigners to sue in American courts in situations alleging the violation of international law," the NYT reports:

LivelyThe 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...

...Reached by telephone in Springfield, Mass., where he now runs “Holy Grounds Coffee House,” a storefront mission and coffee shop, Mr. Lively said he had not been served and did not know about the lawsuit. However, he said: “That’s about as ridiculous as it gets. I’ve never done anything in Uganda except preach the Gospel and speak my opinion about the homosexual issue. There’s actually no grounds for litigation on this.”

Mr. Lively is the founder and president of “Abiding Truth Ministries.” He is also the author of “The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party,” which claims that Nazism was a movement inspired by homosexuals, and “Seven Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child,” a guide to prevent what he calls indoctrination by homosexuals.

I have posted about Scott Lively many times here.

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  1. I hope they are successful and are able to take him for everything he and his hater "ministry" have. He contributed to the death of David Bahati and has made life more miserable for every gay person livng in Uganda today.

    It's not ridiculous Mr. Lively - it's simple justice and you deserve it.

    Posted by: antb | Mar 14, 2012 11:53:18 AM

  2. the man has blood on his hands.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 14, 2012 12:15:56 PM

  3. This is great news.

    And now "Jason" will come in to complain about Mr. Lively's "persecution."

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 14, 2012 12:26:50 PM

  4. This is great news! I've been following the stories about Lively here and at Box Turtle Bulletin. It's a sick, twisted injustice for this monster to be safe & sound here in America while he spreads his filth abroad. I want to see him jailed and his assets turned over to truly good causes. After Uganda, didn't he take his freakshow to Western Europe (somewhere like Lithuania, I can't recall)? Surely activists from elsewhere could add some gravity to the Ugandan activist's efforts. If there is any way we can help these Ugandan activists, please let us know?

    Posted by: DC | Mar 14, 2012 12:34:57 PM

  5. Preaching the Gospel and speaking his opinion? That'll do it.

    Posted by: Jack M | Mar 14, 2012 1:08:29 PM

  6. If this actually worked it would be amazing. The damage so called ministers have done in Africa, with regard to gay people, boggles the mind.

    Posted by: Sean | Mar 14, 2012 2:39:57 PM

  7. This poor man. When will the persecution end?

    Posted by: Jason | Mar 14, 2012 3:04:14 PM

  8. Fantastic! You can support these efforts by giving to the Center for Constitutional Rights at

    Of course, Mr. Lively can hide behind the gospel, but that doesn't make it OK.

    Posted by: David R. | Mar 14, 2012 3:09:57 PM

  9. Moron Jason Logic:

    Teaching ugandans how to biblically justify murders of masses of LGBT's: A Godly days work.

    Suing the Teacher for crimes against humanity: Persecution.

    There is a huge chamber in Hell with your name on it, Moron Jason.

    Or have you and Lively simply decided God's Ninth Commandment just doesn't apply to you?


    Posted by: Mic | Mar 14, 2012 3:27:30 PM

  10. I am a liberal democrat who often disagrees with the opinions of Little Kiwi. However she is right on target when she says Scott Lively "has blood on his hands".He is a war criminal.

    Posted by: jack leddy | Mar 15, 2012 1:16:34 AM

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