QUEER THE COURT! – Anti-Scott Lively Rally At Springfield MA Courthouse Before and During His Trial
Activists are making a call for everyone that can to join them at a rally and to and pack the court at against anti-gay “christian” extremist hate group leader Scott Lively, who will be standing trial for anti-gay crimes against humanity tomorrow at the federal courthouse in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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 That bill was at first withdrawn after an outcry from the United States and European nations that are among major aid donors to Uganda, but a revised bill was reintroduced last month.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.
From the Facebook event page:
WHAT: Pack the court for oral argument on Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss in SMUG v. Lively before Judge Michael A. Ponsor.
WHEN: You are advised to arrive at 9:00am. The hearing is at 11:00am, however, word is that Lively’s people have been advised to arrive at 9:30am. It also takes one hour in advance to allow time for going through courthouse security. After the argument, there will be a press conference and rally in front of the courthouse, organized by CCR and the Stop the Hate and Homophobia Coalition of Western Massachusetts.
This is about justice and public opinion through awareness. The more people who show up. The more publicity there will be.
If you are in the Springfield MA area stand up and be heard. Pack the court-house and go to the rally. Help expose to the world the hatred of these supposed “Christian” right-wing monster’s and their culpability for crimes against humanity, and for inciting hate and murder.
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