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“Reverend” Scott Lively Starts Petition Drive To Legalize Anti-Gay Discrimination

Scott Lively in Uganda

The ever hateful and insane Scott Lively who claims that  “homosexuals [are] the true inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities” has launched a drive to amend the Oklahoma state constitution to legalize anti-gay discrimination.

Via World (Wingnut) Net Daily:

Rev. Scott Lively, who works with Defend the Family, now also has begun working with pastors and churches in Oklahoma City, under the banner of Oklahomans for the 1st Amendment, to take back Christians’ rights to believe, live and express their biblical beliefs. Essentially, the goal of the program is to affirm that the First Amendment right to freedom of speech and religion trumps laws set up to promote homosexuality by setting aside quotas for hiring and such. Lively told WND the effort was launched in Oklahoma for a number of reasons, including that the state is fairly conservative and the special “rights” for homosexuals still are a mostly new idea there. “The idea is to accomplish somewhere in the nation an amendment of sexual orientation regulations … as an example to the rest of the nation,” he said.

In March 2009, “evangelical Christians”  Lively, Don Schmierer and Caleb Lee Brundidge, American arrived in Kampala to give a series of talks. “The theme of the event, according to Stephen Langa, its Ugandan organizer, was ‘the gay agenda — that whole hidden and dark agenda’ — and the threat homosexuals posed to Bible-based values and the traditional African family”.

Thousands of Ugandans, including police officers, teachers and national politicians,  reportedly attended the conference. Lively and his colleagues “discussed how to make gay people straight, how gay men often sodomized teenage boys and how ‘the gay movement is an evil institution’ whose goal is ‘to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity.'” Lively wrote days later that “someone had likened their campaign to ‘a nuclear bomb against the gay agenda in Uganda.'”

The talks inspired the development of a private member’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill aka The Kill the Gays Bill in the Ugandan parliament. The bill, submitted in November 2009, called for the death penalty, and received international opprobrium.

Lively  is currently (and rightfully) being sued in Massachusetts by a Ugandan LGBT rights group for crimes against humanity.

Poor Oklahoma, as if it didn’t have enough problems.

Like being Oklahoma.

 

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