Scott Lively, a Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian, has been one of the driving forces behind the Kill the Gays Bill in Uganda. Gay Ugandans just won the right to sue him in the US for that role. The government in Uganda, still trying to put it in place, is dominated by “The Family”, the same organization so popular with Republicans and very few DINOs, operators of the infamous C Street House.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Posner cleared the path on Wednesday for a groundbreaking lawsuit to proceed against Scott Lively. Lively, president of the virulently anti-gay Abiding Truth Ministries, is being sued by the LGBT rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMU) for his pivotal role in promoting the persecution of LGBT Ugandans.
SMU alleged in its complaint that Lively and his allies “devised and carried out a program of persecution” and “strategies to dehumanize, demonize, silence, and further criminalize” LGBT Ugandans. They are seeking damages, a finding that Lively violated international law and an injunction against future efforts to persecute their organization and community.
Lively is one of the most virulent anti-gay activists on the scene today. He authored the infamous revisionist history The Pink Swastika, which claims that homosexuality was at the root of the Nazi Party and Holocaust. He makes similar claims about the Rwandan genocide. Judge Posner described (pdf) these arguments as “bordering on ludicrous” in his Wednesday ruling…
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Rachel Maddox was one of the first to cover the Kill the Gays bill three years ago.
Later shed tied in the connection with Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians in the US.
James Inhofe, and from what I understand, several other prominent Republicans, were present at the Ugandan Family Prayer Breakfast, when the Kill the Gays bill was planned there.
I fully support the suit by SMU and hope they can remove the Republican puppet-government from their nation. To see why I say this, look at the other seven times I have covered the story over the years: here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.