Scott Lively, the infamous US pastor who instigated Uganda’s Kill The Gays’ legislation says he isn’t anti-gay.’
Lively, who is set to stand trial in the US for his contribution to human rights violations in Uganda, recently blogged about the evil liberal media’s attempt to make him seem like a bad guy, by referring to him as anti-gay.’
According to Pink News, Lively wrote:
“Most irritating and misleading is that all or most of the stories identify me (often in the title) as anti-gay pastor’, as if that were some sort of professional title rather than an editorial comment.
I strongly object to that characterization, which deliberately misrepresents my opposition to the mainstreaming of homosexual conduct as hatred of homosexual persons.
The term anti-gay’ effectively mistranslates the pro-family motto Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin,’ into Hate the Sinner because of the Sin’.
“As such it is not an honest descriptor but a slur, and its use by the media is an act of complicity in a dishonest and manipulative LGBT political tactic.
“Much of what the public falsely believes they know about my views and actions in the culture war is the fruit of this tactic and similar manipulative spin by pro-gay’ journalists throughout the industry.”
Following his 2009 visit to Uganda, a government official was quoted as saying:
“We must exterminate homosexuals before they exterminate society.”
Lively posted an update to the Defend the Family’ web page while he was still in Uganda, bragging of the impact his hate-speech had on the people there.
“my host and ministry partner in Kampala, Stephen Langa, was overjoyed with the results of our efforts and predicted confidently that the coming weeks would see significant improvement in the moral climate of the nation, and a massive increase in pro-family activism in every social sphere. He said that a respected observer of society in Kampala had told him that our campaign was like a nuclear bomb against the “gay” agenda in Uganda. I pray that this, and the predictions, are true.”
Shortly after, the kill the gays’ bill was introduced.
Lively is being sued for his role in the persecution of LGBT citizens in Uganda. Incidents of persecution against gays in Uganda have been steadily increasing over the past half decade, since Lively and other right wing fanatics targeted the country as ripe for spreading their distorted gospel of hate. LGBT citizens are attacked, arrested, imprisoned and deprived of basic human rights, such as the right to housing and food and water.
Now that he’s being sued, he claims he’s not responsible for the suffering of the LGBT community, although he went to Uganda with the sole purpose of instigating hatred toward gays. The misinformation that he spread while he was in Uganda, a country in which more than half the population is age 15 or younger, led directly to the increase in persecution seen today.
Now that he’s being sued, he’s not bragging about the nuclear bomb’ he set off in Uganda. In fact, he’s claiming that the rise in persecution of gays in the country had nothing to do with him.