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Scott Lively: Gay People Are to Blame for Anti-Gay Violence in Russia — AUDIO

6a00d8341c730253ef019affbc74ef970d-800wiIn a somewhat astonishing display of victim-blaming, Scott Lively, the infamous conservative Christian anti-gay activist, says that the real group to blame for anti-gay violence in Russia isn't homophobes--it's gay people themselves.  

This might come as a bit of a shock to anyone whose seen the disgusting and disturbing images of anti-gay hate that have come out of the country recently, but last weekend, on a radio show called "Mission America," Lively told host Linda Harvey that the only violence taking place in Russia is "gay-on-gay crime":

“Russia does have nationalists, these are Nazis, the same as I wrote in the book ‘The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality and the Nazi Party,’ that’s the same thing. The guys that are beating up gays in Russia—and it’s not any more prevalent than it ever has been really and it isn’t all that prevalent at all—but the ones that are doing it are butch homosexuals who are beating up effeminate homosexuals, the same thing that happened in Germany; this is gay-on-gay crime, at least that is what it appears to be.”

In "The Pink Swastika," the book Lively refers to, the anti-gay activist argued that Hitler and other top Nazi officials were gay, and that it was these men's homosexuality that led to the rise of extremism in Germany that would later spark World War II.

According to Right Wing Watch, Lively bragged on Harvey's program about the energy he's put into supporting anti-gay efforts in Russia:

Lively also said that he met with Russian Orthodox Church’s leadership to “pitch the idea of the Russians adopting the rainbow as a Russian symbol, a Christian symbol, reclaiming the rainbow and to do the Russian Olympics under the banner of the rainbow that says ‘the rainbow belongs to God.’”

“It looks like they are going to do that,” Lively continued. “Get all the pro-family organizations to come along to declare 2014 ‘The Year of God’s Rainbow’ and all of us adopt it—I’m wearing a pin right now that says ‘Reclaim The Rainbow: Ezekiel 1:28’—I think all of us should just start taking the rainbow, putting it on our webpages, wearing it and just take it away from them, it doesn’t belong to them.”

“Fabulous, fabulous, neither does the word gay,” Harvey added.

Lively told the radio host that the U.S. is becoming "a gay Soviet union," and that Russia will take its place as a strong Christian country thanks to its recent push to demonize LGBT people and suppress LGBT rights.

Lively is currently on trial for crimes against humanity in Uganda, where he pushed virulently anti-gay legislation.  Last month, he announced a run for the governorship of Massachusetts.

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  1. sounds like Lively's gaydar works very well.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Nov 19, 2013 7:04:05 PM

  2. We have to make sure these anti-gay "Russian nationalists" know that Scott Lively is calling them gay. I'm sure they'll love that.

    Posted by: Craig | Nov 19, 2013 7:11:07 PM

  3. Maybe if he gets everyone to believe ÅLL the attackers are gay, the attackers will stop so they are not viewed as gay.

    Posted by: Jaysonn | Nov 19, 2013 7:14:39 PM

  4. Scott Lively, can I please have your direct address. The head of that Russian nationalist group is on the run from Russia. I bet he'd love to have a nice, sit-down chat with you about your impressions.

    Posted by: MrRoboto | Nov 19, 2013 7:17:01 PM

  5. Look Russians, the man just called all of you gay, so you know what you have to do.

    Posted by: Tiger | Nov 19, 2013 7:24:34 PM

  6. Religion is the bane of humanity; a backward force that holds humanity in bondage to its puppet masters. We must rid ourselves of this system of unreality or we as a species will eventually perish in its thrall.

    Posted by: Nick | Nov 19, 2013 7:26:02 PM

  7. Needs to change his last name to Deadly.

    Posted by: homer | Nov 19, 2013 7:46:15 PM

  8. Hows that trial for crimes against humanity going, Scott?

    Posted by: Talisman | Nov 19, 2013 7:59:34 PM

  9. This shows me how non-violent gay communities are. He is such an abominable humanoid. Gays somehow manage to live with Lively in their communities.

    Posted by: Marvelous | Nov 19, 2013 8:04:35 PM

  10. Nope. Scott Deadly - I mean "Lively" is nothing but a grotesque, illiterate, blood thristy, NON-human, Hitler wannabe piece of worthless parasitic trash who WILL in FACT meet the same fate as his Nazi mentor. Hitler would be very proud of him and I'm sure Hitler can't wait to meet him. Sooner rather than later, hopefully, but It will happen eventually.

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 19, 2013 8:33:36 PM

  11. P.S. The Russian Police, ordered by the Russian government, were the some of the anti-gay barbarians committing the violence and one of the other barbarians that violently attacked gay people is the author of the bill Scott Deadly supports so is he calling them homosexual? Scott's cult followers are the ones doing the attacking so therefore he is admitting that he is a homosexual.

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 19, 2013 8:37:46 PM

  12. How bad is the cracks that he has been smoking.

    Posted by: Walter | Nov 19, 2013 9:19:25 PM

  13. This nut job needs to be institutionalized for his own protection.

    Posted by: Robert M. | Nov 19, 2013 10:26:21 PM

  14. This idiot babbles more gibberish than the Oracle of Delphi. Why does he get so much space on T'road??

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Nov 19, 2013 11:07:46 PM

  15. Scott, yur such a dipsh*t. But hey, go ahead and adopt the rainbow all you want. That's what we want anyway, because the rainbow is the symbol for EVERYONE, that's why we chose it. It means that EVERYONE is worthy, equal and able to have equal rights. It's an all-inclusive symbol, so you can have it too.

    Isn't that nice? Now, take your meds and go lay down.

    Posted by: johnny | Nov 19, 2013 11:20:45 PM

  16. What an idiot! This is like saying children are to blame for child abuse. The tide has finally turned so these people are now seen as the a users,,

    Posted by: Jim | Nov 19, 2013 11:24:50 PM

  17. Wow. Who is that revolting woman hosting him?

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 20, 2013 2:30:17 AM

  18. Oops. Forgot to engage brain. Disregard previous comment.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 20, 2013 2:31:38 AM

  19. Oh now I really hope he does go back to Russia!

    Posted by: KevinVt | Nov 20, 2013 3:55:11 AM

  20. This guy is pure evil and I feel no shame in saying that I hope he dies an excruciatingly painful death.

    Posted by: danswon | Nov 20, 2013 4:15:48 AM

  21. Since he is obviously the MOST ant-gay bigot out there, is this his way of coming out of the closet?

    Posted by: Craig | Nov 20, 2013 6:58:05 AM

  22. Another poster child for Planned Parenthood.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 20, 2013 8:12:54 AM

  23. Even though this is shocking news, coming from Mr. Lively should not be shocking.......he is a total tool.....

    Posted by: Bernie | Nov 20, 2013 8:31:56 AM

  24. Yes, DANSWON. May he indeed die in severe pain. Slowly!

    Posted by: Wound'tPissOnHimIfHeWasOnFire | Nov 20, 2013 8:43:58 AM

  25. If Lively believes that the "butch" gays are indeed gay, I'll personally buy him a ticket to go tell them that he thinks they're gay.

    If he has any balls at all, he'll take me up on the offer.

    Posted by: FreeRangeRadical | Nov 20, 2013 9:15:33 AM

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