Scott Lively’s Crimes Against Humanity trial finally began today in Massachusetts the anti-gay legal hate group the Liberty Counsel, who is defending him is demanding more information about the plaintiffs, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).
Lively himself didn’t even bother showing up for the trial.
Lively is being represented by the Liberty Counsel, based in Orlando, Florida, which bills itself on its website as “an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family.” It has provided pro bono legal assistance on these and related topics since 1989. Attorney Roger Gannam on Tuesday argued that lawyers for the plaintiffs were being so surreptitious in turning over documents – already subject to an “attorney’s eyes only” restriction – that it was hindering Lively’s ability to wage an effective defense.
“Scott Lively has no desire for the information except for this lawsuit,” Gannam argued to U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson. “SMUG has not proved that it’s reliable in deciding what Scott Lively should see and shouldn’t see.” In particular, the lawyer cited an email relating to a SMUG fund-raiser geared toward paying fees in the Lively case, which he said was so heavily redacted even the subject line was blacked out. Gannam also referred to images the plaintiffs have withheld of participants at the 2009 workshop in Uganda, which he argued Lively couldn’t confirm were there if he can’t see their faces. Gannam also suggested the plaintiffs’ representation of the significance of the 2009 workshop in Uganda was overstated.
So in a nutshell. Lively’s and his lawyers want identifying info on lots of LGBT Ugandans, so they can use it to intimidate them with that implicit threat so they back down And in an even worse senario forward it to Africa where they can be arrested or killed.
Not only should Scott Lively be found guilty but a lawsuit should be brought against Rick Warren, who helped spread the hatred overseas as well.
The First Circuit Court of the United States Court of Appeals DENIED Scott Lively’s dismissal demand in the crimes against humanity suit filed against him by Sexual Minorities Uganda.
United States Court of Appeals
For the First Circuit
No. 13-2503 SCOTT LIVELY, individually and as President of Abiding Truth Ministries,Petitioner.
Before Howard, Thompson and Kayatta,Circuit Judges.
Entered: December 4, 2014 This petition for a writ of mandamus raises a number of potentially difficult issues withrespect to the Alien Tort Statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1350, and the First Amendment in cross-border application. Although it is debatable whether the district court has properly parsed the petitioner’s protected speech from any unprotected speech or conduct, his right to extraordinary relief is not clear and indisputable. See Cheney v. U.S. Dist. Court for D.C., 542 U.S. 367, 380-81 (2004).Further development of the facts will aid in the ultimate disposition of this case.The petition is denied.
By the Court:/s/ Margaret Carter, Clerk
Luke S. Ryan
Jeena D. Shah
Pamela C. Spees
Stephen M. Crampton
Anita Leigh Staver
Mathew D. Staver
Philip D. Moran
Horatio Gabriel Mihet
Case: 13-2503 Document: 00116772251
Lively, the founder of Abiding Truth Ministries, an officially recognized hate group has made a career of stirring up anti-gay feelings in the USA and across the world.
He co-authored The Pink Swastika, which suggests ‘homosexuals were the truth inventors of Nazism and the guiding force behind many Nazi atrocities’ and the rainbow flag is a symbol of the ‘end times’.
Lively is accused of engineering the Uganda ‘Kill The Gays’ bill.
After much controversy again this year which resulted with beer sponsorship’s being pulled and political personalities boycotting, South Boston’s St. Patricks Day parade once again did not allow openly LGBT groups or people to march openly in their annual parade. One person they did allow to march however was hate group leader Scott Lively who is currently facing charges for “crimes against humanity” for pushing anti-gay sentiment and helping to enact anti-gay laws in Uganda.
Lively told the press that he marched in solidarity with the parade organizers who banned LGBT groups from participating.
Lively, a Shelburne Falls native who owns the Holy Grounds coffee shop in Springfield, is running as a independent candidate for governor. He said he marched with his new running mate Shelly Saunders, of Springfield, and a small contingent of supporters. Many other politicians, including Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Congressman Stephen Lynch, skipped the parade after they could not come to an agreement with organizers to allow gays and lesbians to march in the parade. The maker of Sam Adams beer also withdrew his support. “The LGBT bullies, including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, are giving the St. Paddy’s Day Parade organizers a hard time for keeping the parade a family-friendly event, but they are standing strong for family values and not bowing to intimidation,” Lively said in a press release. “The media is predictably crying ’discrimination,’ but thank God the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the parade organizers have the constitutional right to exclude anyone they please,” he said in writing.
Scott Lively, heir apparent to the Phelps legacy.
As for the South Boston Saint Patrick’s Day parade. What a fucking disgrace.
The University of Texas at Austin has finally come to their senses and yesterday published a public statement denouncing their own employee, Mark Regnerus, who’s past anti-gay slanted research has been exposed as bought and paid for by ultra right wing religious groups and who is presently testifying against same-sex marriage in Michigan.
Like all faculty, Dr. Regnerus has the right to pursue his areas of research and express his point of view. However, Dr. Regnerus’ opinions are his own. They do not reflect the views of the Sociology Department of The University of Texas at Austin. Nor do they reflect the views of the American Sociological Association, which takes the position that the conclusions he draws from his study of gay parenting are fundamentally flawed on conceptual and methodological grounds and that findings from Dr. Regnerus’ work have been cited inappropriately in efforts to diminish the civil rights and legitimacy of LBGTQ partners and their families. We encourage society as a whole to evaluate his claims. The Sociology Department at The University of Texas at Austin aspires to achieve academic excellence in research, teaching, and public service at the highest level in our discipline. We strive to do so in a context that is based on the highest ethical standards of our discipline and in a context that actively promotes and supports diversity among our faculty and student populations.”
The above statement from U of T at Austin was read today in court to rightfully discredit Regnerus as an “expert” witness.
When questioned by the Sturtz who translated for the Russian born Revin about Lively’s involvement spreading LGBT hate in his country and others Lively got defensive and almost borderline hysterical:
“Every time we come forward to speak the truth from our perspective, we are interrupted by homofascists! THIS is what we call homofascism! I would like to know if there is security! We rented this room!” National Press Club Security guards ejected the pair, but not before Sturtz declared, “I am – I swear Scott – a homofascist! Stop the killing that is going on in your name in Uganda and Russia!”
Fascism sure has changed over the years. In the 1930s and 1940s, it was about corporations owning the government while they backed murderous thugs who let them do so. Millions died because of it. Sounds more like what Lively and his ilk are doing. Instead of corporations it “Christians” trying to push and own the governments into backing murderous thugs against the LGBT people.
“I have just two words in response the Human Rights Watch video of supposed homosexual harassment in Russia: Matthew Shepard. I say the Human Rights Watch video is just another piece of deceptive Machiavellian ‘gay’ propaganda, offered to prove the completely false narrative that all disapproval of homosexuality leads to hatred and murder. Whether or not any parts of the video are unstaged, the product as a whole is perpetrating a hoax. Do not be fooled. The ‘gays’ are not the victims, at least not as a class. In stories like this they are usually the bullies beating up each other (or themselves) on and off camera, sometimes by consent, to dupe the public into granting them collective ‘victim status,’ with all of the extensive social and political benefits that entails.” –Scott Lively, in a column published by AFA hate group leader Matt Barber’s new $1.99 website, which launched today.
And it uses Disqus comments so go forth and flame my pretties!
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has AGAIN denied the state of Utah’s request to stop same-sex couples’ marriages in Utah. “Having considered the district court’s decision and the parties’ arguments concerning the stay factors, we conclude that a stay is not warranted,” Judges Jerome Holmes and Robert Bacharach wrote in an order signed by court clerk Elisabeth Shumaker for the court.
The denial means that a Friday decision by Judge Robert Shelby striking down the state’s ban on same-sex couples marrying will remain in place, for now.
But Mormon and GOP controlled Utah refuses to give up and the state plans to appeal to the high court Thursday, seeking an immediate stop to gay and lesbian couples from being granted marriage licenses.
Each circuit court is assigned to a particular Supreme Court justice for appeals. Utah will appeal to Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor will have the option of considering the state’s request herself or referring it to the full court. If she considers and denies the state’s request for a stay, Utah’s last option would be to appeal to the full Supreme Court.
Legal experts predict that the chances of getting a stay from Justice Sotomayort are slim to none after the rulings from the two lower courts that already refused to stop same-sex marriages in Utah.
Sonia Sotomayor was also in the majority of striking down the key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the misnamed anti-gay-marriage law enacted almost seventeen years ago .
Jack Conway, the Kentucky Democrat and State Attorney General who lost the 2010 Senate race to Rand Paul and ran on a platform that support the repeal of DADT, but also cowardly stated opposition to same-sex marriage because he did not want to lose any votes over it the bigot bourbon belt has filed his defense against a marriage equality lawsuit brought by a local gay couple.
In an 18-page filing in federal court in Louisville, Assistant Attorney General Clay Barkley asked U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Gregory Bourke and Michael De Leon. Barkley wrote that the men lack standing to challenge the law. Bourke and De Leon, who were married in Canada nine years ago, sued in July to force the state to recognize valid unions from other states and countries. The men are seeking an injunction to stop state and local officials from enforcing the ban written into the Kentucky constitution in 2004. Much of the state’s filing is boilerplate legal language. But, Barkley said same-sex couples seeking to marry “are just as willing as opposite-sex couples to assume the obligations of marriage” and, if allowed to marry, would “benefit equally from the legal protections and social recognition afforded to married couples.
Not a very compelling or interesting defense is it?
“Handsome Jack” as Conway is known in Kentucky could have simply refused to defend the state law like many other State Attorney Generals have but didn’t
Conway is know in private circles to support same sex marriage despite his public show. Is he only defending the discriminatory law so he can lose it? Or is he still a coward and trying not to upset other politicos in the very Republican Kentucky?
You can contact Jack Conway at the Kentucky State House (502) 696-5300
The American Foundation for Equal Rights — with its attention-getting political odd couple of conservative Republican lawyer Theodore Olson and liberal Democrat David Boies — will announce Monday it is joining a lawsuit against what the lawyers called Virginia’s “draconian” laws prohibiting same-sex marriages, the recognition of such marriages performed where they are legal, and civil unions.
Olson and Boies were invited to join the case by attorneys for the plaintiffs, Norfolk residents Timothy Bostic and Tony London who were turned down for a marriage application.
Ted Olson who lives in the state calls it “an attractive target”
This will make for some delicious theater watching Olson and Boies mop the floor with Ken “Sodomy Law” Cuccinelli, if he is involved in the case.
NBC News sat down with American anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively, who is on trial for crimes against humanity, for pushing the “Kill the Gays” law in Uganda and who in his interview happily takes credit for Vladimir Putin’s draconian Russia’s anti-gay laws.
“Yes, I think I influenced the Russian law,” Lively said. While some gay rights activists still think he’s just a laughingstock, Boris Dittrich, the director of LGBT advocacy for Human Rights Watch, tends to confirm Lively’s claims. Russia was plenty homophobic before Lively’s arrival but the American pastor appears to have given shape to that free-floating hatred, Dittrich said. As he passed through Russia’s regions, Lively met with politicians and bans on homosexual propaganda followed, spreading to more than a half-dozen areas before Putin swept them into a national standard
NBC has also posted a clip of Lively speaking at a Watchmen on the Walls conference in Novobsibirsk, Russia in August of 2007 :
“There is a war that is going on in the world,” Lively said through a translator. “There is a war that is waging across the entire face of the globe. It’s been waging in the United States for decades, and it’s been waging in Europe for decades. It’s a war between Christians and homosexuals.”