The the first-ever sexual orientation-related lawsuit brought under the Alien Tort Statute in the Unites States will begin on Monday when anti-gay “christian” extremist Scott Lively will be tried in a Massachusetts federal court.
The case of Sexual Minorities Uganda Vs Scott Lively alleges that Lively committed crimes against humanity in his campaign urging Uganda to implement harsh persecutions of LGBT people.
From the New York Times:
The 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. The Ugandan legislature considered a bill in 2009, proposed by one of Mr. Lively’s Ugandan contacts, that would have imposed the death sentence for homosexual behavior. That bill was at first withdrawn after an outcry from the United States and European nations that are among major aid donors to Uganda, but a revised bill was reintroduced last month. Mr. Lively is being sued by the organization Sexual Minorities Uganda under the alien tort statute, which allows foreigners to sue in American courts in situations alleging the violation of international law. The suit claims that Mr. Lively’s actions resulted in the persecution, arrest, torture and murder of homosexuals in Uganda.
Lively co-authored the book The Pink Swastika, which states in the preface that “homosexuals [are] the true inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities” and is the former state director for the California branch of the American Family Association and formed Abiding Truth Ministries in Massachusetts which the Southern Poverty Law Center has named as a hate group
Seeing Scott Lively on trial for his hatred of homosexuals makes my day.
Let the truth come out and let the airing of this monsters hate speech and behavior be aired publicly and for the record and have him judged and dealt with accordingly.
Is drawing and quartering someone still on the books as punishment?