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Gay People Should Be Jailed If They Don’t Submit To ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy Says Lively

by David Badash on March 31, 2014

in Bigotry Watch,Discrimination,News

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Scott Lively, one of the Republican candidates running to become the next governor of Massachusetts, envisions a world where all gay people voluntarily submit to so-called “ex-gay” therapy — or go to jail. Lively, apparently  – if you follow his logic — doesn’t want gay people walking the streets as free human beings. He wants only straight people — or people who have successfully, one assumes, completed reparative therapy — walking about town.

Of course, the flaw with Lively’s ideology is that so-called “ex-gay” or reparative therapy doesn’t work. It’s been denounced by every major medical association as ineffective and dangerous, and many of its top purveyors have in recent years admitted that it doesn’t work.

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Lively, the 56-year old head of a certified anti-gay hate group who is believed to be largely responsible for both Uganda’s anti-gay laws and for Russia’s, made his remarks in an exclusive interview with the Editor-at-large of Huffington Post Gay Voices, Michelangelo Signorile, regarding Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.

Lively claims he is “very disappointed with what happened in Uganda,” because lawmakers there, after Lively worked with them, “fell back into punitive sanctions,” instead of focusing “on therapy and prevention” of homosexuality.

He told Signorile he wanted Uganda “to offer reparative therapy” to gay people, but if they didn’t want it, then they would have to “take whatever the other alternative is, which was probably going to jail.”


Is there a greater example of fascism than being forced to submit to (essentially) mandatory reprogramming of one’s most basic instincts — who one loves — than Lively’s ideal of ex-gay therapy or jail? (Anyone getting a “V for Vendetta” feeling right about now?)

(Ironically, Lively calls gays fascists — homo-fascists, actually — and claims in his book, The Pink Swastika, that Hitler and top Nazi leaders were gay.)

Signorile adds that Lively’s Massachusetts gubernatorial campaign exists “so that he can ‘advance a biblical world view in an arena that hasn’t heard that in a while.’”

Lively wants to see an end to gay marriage and desires to bring anti-sodomy laws back to the United States, and, expanding on his recent suggestion of a coming anti-gay “revolution” and “Christian revival,” said he believes the revolution will happen if the “conservative states…rebel against the federal supremacy clause.”

No doubt Massachusetts voters are chomping at the bit to vote for him.

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Bose_in_SP_MN March 31, 2014 at 1:23 pm

And if the answer is jail for LGBTs with non-compliant beliefs (sorry, no such credible thing as non-faith-infused ex-gay "therapy"), then Lively can start pressing criminal sanctions for the Episcopalians of New Hampshire who elected Gene Robinson as their bishop years back. He can go for jailing the 70+% of younger people who support their LGBT peers nonjudgmentally. Rescind the 14th Amendment. Declare being Unitarian or Quaker to be unconstitutional. Evict the overriding majority of academics from medicine, psychiatry, sociology, etc. from their careers.

The overriding tragedy is that Lively requires ongoing attention despite his nonsense, due to the traction he gets with U.S. conservatives and third-world despots.

midwest_lawyer March 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm

"the flaw with Lively’s ideology is that so-called “ex-gay” or reparative therapy doesn’t work"

Really? That's the flaw? I would say that it is that he thinks that the criminal legal system should be used to punish people because of their sexual orientation. That they should be punished for their non-conformity with his religious beliefs. Even if ex-gay therapy did work, his logic would still be flawed. Under his logic, if a government is a radical Muslim or radical atheist or radical Pastafarian government, they can punish people like Scott Lively for being a Christian.

BJLincoln March 31, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Lets just keep passing around all the stupid shit that flows freely from Lively's ass so the public knows what a quack he is. They will soon get so tired of it they will shun him into the hole he is digging for himself just like all the other anti-gay Orgs. are headed. At some point the public will push all the hate away like they have with the KKK and Skinheads. Out of the public view and out of politics.

michellejgould March 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

He is just covering his stupid political bottom. Hopping potlicks stick.

michellejgould March 31, 2014 at 3:47 pm

He is just covering his stupid political bottom. Hopping potlicks stick.

weshlovrcm March 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm

False prophet Lively is so blinded by his sin of homophobia that he appears to not even comprehend what he's saying. As long as he keeps talking, we can't lose! He single-handedly proves every point we've ever made about the evil anti-gay agenda.

rainbowman56 March 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm

This vermin Scott Lively should be arrested, jailed and tried for crimeas against humanity. He deserves to be hanged like the nazi criminalxs! Kill that RAT!

clouseau2 March 31, 2014 at 5:39 pm

He's proposing a solution that doesn't work to a problem that doesn't exist. Are we sure he wants to be a politician? /snark

fyredraken April 1, 2014 at 1:15 am

Biblical world view????? Does he realize that there is a separation of church and state? There are punitive and criminal consequences for those who try to bring them together? I mean really is this guy for real or did someone dig up a fossil and try to make it a real candidate.

teeveedub April 1, 2014 at 1:21 am

Notice how slimily Scott Lively attempts to distance himself from the very movement he and his ilk fostered in Uganda. He's now "disappointed" in the direction that it took – now that people have been associating his proselytizing with the Kill the Gays bill. It's a little late now, considering all the opportunities he had to work to remedy what the Ugandans were and are doing.

He is a despicable, evil human being. It's no surprise that he is only able to find harbor and acceptance in countries that produced the likes of Idi Amin and Stalin. And, oh yeah, Massachusetts (not).

republic84 April 1, 2014 at 6:48 am

He should write all this down and call it "The Final Solution"… wait a minute, I think that ones taken already… where are we at as a country that people like this are given a national stage? I love my country, but sometimes its hard to be proud of it.

PSzymeczek April 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Scott needs to just come on out.

James_M_Martin April 2, 2014 at 8:45 am

My old grandma had a phrase for it and was quick to use it when anyone farted and blamed someone else: "The fox is the finder."

James_M_Martin April 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

This arsehole may have stood a chance to win an election in Wyoming or Alabama, but in Massachusetts?!

jcballenger April 5, 2014 at 2:11 am

Here's an idea. Why not start collecting up all known bigots and place them is concentration camps? There they can be a nice hateful community together and their hate will be somewhat quarantined from the rest of society.

jcballenger April 5, 2014 at 2:20 am

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