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Scott Lively Helps Uganda Flip Genocide Away From Christians and Toward LGBTs

August 15, 2013
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Scott Lively loves those genocidal Ugandans

First of all, note this article: Evangelical pastor to stand trial in Massachusetts for alleged crimes against humanity.

As a young Christian, I was often horrified at hearing about Idi Amin, the tyrant who ruled Uganda, who committed genocide against his own people. I and my fellow evangelical Christians were deeply grieved because much of the genocide was committed against Christians.

Note that our primary concern was about our people, and only peripherally about any non-Christians who had gotten caught up in the same genocide.

But hey. Christians in Uganda now have the upper hand; they’ve got a lot of control of the government. The tables are turned! So what do they do to demonstrate the better way, the godly way, the Christlike way as opposed to the tyrant’s way?

Why, they initiate genocide, of course. Taking lessons from and egged on by evangelical pastor Scott Lively. Note the specifics as described in the above article:

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss a crimes against humanity case brought against evangelical pastor Scott Lively of Massachusetts.

Lively is accused of violating international law by inciting the persecution of LGBT individuals in Uganda. The lawsuit was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG) in 2012.

[snip]

The lawsuit alleged that Lively aided the persecution of LGBT people in Uganda over the past decade and inspired notorious anti-LGBT legislation known as the “Kill the Gays” bill.

Lively attended an anti-gay conference entitled “Seminar on Exposing the Homosexual Agenda” in 2009 in which he accused gays and lesbians of having genocidal tendencies. His lecture lead to the introduction of the bill, the lawsuit claimed.

Ugandan organizers of the 2009 conference admitted they helped draft the bill and Lively himself admitted to meeting with lawmakers to discuss it.

Scott Lively is such a godly, decent, Christlike man. You just know that Jesus Christ would have presided over an anti-gay conference and cheered on the Ugandan legislators. Right? The way he organized campaigns against all those publicans and sinners who he dined with.

I guess his evangelical followers have decided they know better than he did. I guess genocide is only bad when it’s committed against Christians. Apparently, when the formerly persecuted turn around and commit genocide against others — Jesus must think it’s just peachy.

Just ask Scott Deadly — sorry, I mean Lively — Jesus’s loving, godly, merciful anti-gay cheerleading follower.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Adrian Kleinbergen permalink
    August 15, 2013 4:53 pm

    Another great contribution from the religious right. Amen.

    • August 15, 2013 5:01 pm

      They get nastier by the day, don’t they?

  2. Adrian Kleinbergen permalink
    August 15, 2013 4:54 pm

    Another great contribution from the religious right.

  3. mark1147 permalink
    August 15, 2013 10:05 pm

    Somehow I’d missed news of this case when it first got some notice months ago, when it actually began — and as much as I revile everything Scott Lively and his ilk stand for and promote, I’m thankful to them in one regard: their persecution of gays has prompted a magnificent demonstration of human courage (on the part of the Ugandan gays bringing suit) and the wise application of what could be a marvelous law for righting all kinds of wrongs (or at least suing the pants off the perpetrators and enablers).

    The Center for Constitutional Rights, which has a fine summary of the case, the applicable law, and the timeline of events in this case at its website, says that this is “the first known Alien Tort Statute (ATS) case seeking accountability for persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.”

  4. August 16, 2013 6:44 am

    THANK YOU for providing that link, Mark!

    I had heard of Scott Lively and his ilk over the years (I certainly knew that American evangelicals were the inspiration for the gay-killing legislation), but I hadn’t heard of this case either until I saw the report that made me post this blog.

    Lively makes me think tht he must also have learned a lot from tactics used for genocide in Rwanda.

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