Scott Lively has announced that he expects Uganda‘s anti-homosexuality bill, aka the “Kill The Gays” bill, “to pass into law with overwhelming public support,” and calls this “a huge blessing for Uganda.” Lively claims, as some media outlets do too, that the death penalty has been removed from the bill, but as Rod McCullom at Ebony notes, this is “at least the third time in the last three years that the death penalty provision has been removed.”
Lively added that Museveni is definitely drawing a contrast between Uganda and the West.
“This incident is also important as a contrast to the picture being painted of Uganda by the godless left of a backwards, violent and savage culture intent on murdering homosexuals,” Lively said.
“On the contrary, Museveni is calmly and confidently setting the course of his nation by the guidance of the Bible, in a way that also shows great courage and resolve,” Lively said.
Homosexual activist groups have criticized the government of Uganda and Museveni for passing laws criminalizing homosexual behavior. A current bill before the Ugandan Parliament increases the jail sentences for homosexual acts and includes criminal penalties for those who encourage or promote homosexuality.
On his own website, Lively writes:
This is a huge blessing for Uganda and for me personally after having been vilified globally (and falsely) for two years by the leftist media as the accused mastermind of the death penalty provision.
Lively, who is being sued in the International Court by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). “Lively’s involvement in anti-gay efforts in Uganda, including his active participation in a conspiracy to strip away fundamental rights from LGBT persons constitutes persecution, the Center for Constitutional Rights states.
Lively is best known for co-authoring, with Kevin Abrams, The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party. The book makes a series of claims that virtually no serious historian agrees with: that Hitler was gay, that “the Nazi Party was entirely controlled by militaristic homosexuals,” and that gays were especially selected for the SS because of their innate brutality. The claims are entirely false; in fact, the Nazis murdered significant numbers of gays and made homosexuality a death penalty offense in 1942. In the foreword, Abrams adds that homosexuality is “primarily a predatory addiction striving to take the weak and unsuspecting down with it. … They have no idea of how to act in the best interests of their country… . Their intention is to serve none but themselves.”
Lively is scheduled to appear on fellow-hate group leader Bryan Fischer’s radio show today.
Stay tuned for that.
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