Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts has soundly beaten Scott Lively, a “pastor “from Springfield notorious for his lunatic religious extremist fixation on exposing “the gay agenda.”
Lively garnered lots of attention earlier this year when he managed to peel away a disheartening number of delegates, nearly 28 percent, at the MassGOP convention in Worcester. Lively neglected to mention his “Kill the gays” point of view at the gathering, instead focusing on his devotion to other conservative causes and his support for President Trump.
Lively, who has called Trump “God’s man in the White House,” frequently called Baker a RINO – a Republican in name only – but had little money or staff to mount a serious challenge to the well-financed incumbent
Lively is one of the most infamous of the “D-List” anti-LGBT extremists. His propaganda includes a book called The Pink Swastika that assigns blame for the Holocaust to a shadowy homosexual cabal, and a tour through Uganda that inspired a vicious crackdown on that country’s LGBT community and ensnared Lively in a lawsuit alleging he committed alleging he committed a crime against humanity
Despite Lively’s sound defeat he did manage to get about 35 percent of the vote which is worrisome in its own right.