Pastor sued for telling Africans the truth about homosexuality. Another attempt to suppress free speech in the campaign to promote perversion.
Large amounts of money and political pressure are being put into promoting the homosexual lifestyle. What most people instinctively know is repulsive, unnatural, dangerous and evil is being promoted by politicians and perverts alike as just another lifestyle choice. Unfortunately for those of this opinion, the Bible tells a different story. God warns repeatedly in the Holy Bible that adopting a perverted lifestyle, which is what homosexuality is, leads to disease, downfall, destruction and eternity in hell. That is not a fashionable thing to say. However, it is the truth, whatever the gender and truth benders would have you believe. AF.
George Soros, the billionaire financier and supporter of causes which many of us believe are anti-family and destructive, is one of those funding a "civil rights" group in New York which has filed a 47-page lawsuit in federal court accusing American Pastor Scott Lively of "crimes against humanity" — for pro-family speeches in Uganda! Here is the story, taken from http://www.defendthefamily.com/ which is in the vanguard in the fight to save our children and families from the wall of pro-pervert propaganda put out by big media, most politicians and the educational establishment in the west.
High-profile attack on religious expression begins.
POSTED: March 18, 2012
The homosexual movement has enormously stepped up its attack on free speech and religious expression. What you are about to read is the most outrageous legal assault we have ever encountered.
On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 a Soros-funded New York-based far-left advocacy organization filed a 47-page lawsuit in Federal District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts against Pastor Scott Lively, a well-known pro-family writer and speaker who runs Redemption Gate Ministry and the Holy Grounds Coffee House in Springfield.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of homosexual activists inUganda. They are charging Pastor Lively with "violating the law of nations" and a "crime against humanity," using aU.S. law dating back to the late 1700s.
[Right: Pastor Scott Lively greets visitors outside of the Holy Grounds Coffee House in inner-city Springfield, Massachusetts. MassResistance photo]
Lively is accused of inciting murder, torture, and other civil rights violations in Uganda. They claim that Lively's meetings and conversations with church leaders and public officials on pro-family issues in 2009 caused the Ugandan Parliament to introduce a harsh anti-homosexuality law. Though the bill was never passed, they claim it led to a attacks on the homosexual community inUganda.
The suit is asking for compensatory damages, punitive damages, exemplary damages, attorney's fees, and a "declaratory judgment that the Defendant's conduct is in violation of the law of nations" as well as "all such other and further relief that the court may deem just and proper." Essentially, they want to bankrupt him and make him an example for others.
The lawsuit was prepared and filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of "Sexual Minorities Uganda," a homosexual activist group. CCR describes itself as "advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by theU.S. constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."
This is likely the most comprehensive and well-funded campaign by the homosexual movement against a single individual since the movement to destroy the career of singer Anita Bryant in the 1970s. And it is likely the forerunner of more.
Shortly after the lawsuit was filed in Springfield District Court, a group of costumed homosexual activists — over 100, according to press reports — marched from the courthouse to Lively's Holy Grounds Coffee House to harass and intimidate him and the people there, screaming, chanting, and beating a drum. They apparently timed it to coincide with the local high school being let out. Lively wasn't there, but we are told that the patrons bravely stood up to the activists and refused to be intimidated.
Well-funded "left-wing attack dog" organization
CCR is definitely a darling of the radical left. The group raises in over $7 million per year for its activities. One of CCR's major funders is George Soros' Open Society Foundations. Other funders include The Tides Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, the Rockefeller Family Fund, Bright Horizons Foundation, and Microsoft Matching Donors program.
It seems that CCR began as a legitimate group. It was founded in 1966 by attorneys representing the civil rights movement in the South. But since then it has become a hardcore radical left organization — and has become wealthy in the process.
Recent CCR activities include:
Defending ACORN against federal lawsuits and "right wing accusations."
Legalizing prostitution inLouisiana
Rights for illegal immigrants vs. US laws
Rights for Muslim prisoners inGuantanamo
Defending Bradley Manning, the homosexual activist behind "Wiki-leaks" - who gave thousands of classifiedUSdocuments to the foreign website.
Suing US companies doing business inIsrael
The "Alien Tort Statute"
In an unusual move, Lively is being sued in aUScourt for alleged acts (in this case, speeches) that took place in a foreign country. CCR is attempting to use the Alien Tort Statute to prosecute him.
The Alien Tort Statute started out as the Judiciary Act of 1789. It was originally meant to deal with piracy and violations of US treaties. Over the years was expanded to allow for non-US citizens to sue in US courts to prosecute foreign officials for human rights violations. In 1991 Congress expanded it by passing the Torture Victim Protection Act to allow both US and non-US victims of torture and similar crimes to seek redress in US courts. In 1993 CCR persuaded a federal court to allow it to be used to prosecute foreign individuals. Later another court allowed it to include multinational corporations.
In recent years CCR has used the Alien Tort Statute to sue US companies doing business inIsrael(such as Caterpillar, for "abetting war crimes") and also to file suit against public officials inIsraelas war criminals.
CCR admits that this is the first time the statute has been used to attempt to punish "speech" by a US citizen who has First Amendment rights here for speaking in a foreign country — but who has not broken any laws in that country. It's also the first time that the statute been used in regard to "sexual orientation and gender identity" according to CCR literature.
CCR's major project of 2012: Destroy Scott Lively
The Scott Lively lawsuit appears to be CCR's biggest current project. According to CCR's literature, they have been meeting with homosexual activists in Ugandaand working on this since 2010. It is the prominent article on their web site. They have posted considerable supporting literature along with their press release. They want to convict him and ultimately destroy him financially, and (like with Anita Bryant in the 1970s) make him an example for everyone else.
Scott Lively is not only a pastor, but is an attorney with a PhD in theology. He is also the author of several books on pro-family issues and homosexuality and an internationally known pro-family activist. He is a very good public speaker and is very knowledgeable about the homosexual movement and its effect on society. That's a major reason why the homosexual movement is targeting him.
The accusation: What really happened when Scott Lively was in Uganda?
The contortions being used against Lively — versus what really happened - are quite astounding.
In 2009, Lively was invited toUgandato speak at a pro-family conference on the destructive nature of homosexuality and the aggressive nature of the homosexual movement. (He had also been there in 2002.) At least one member of the Uganda Parliament attended the conference and also spoke personally with Lively and others there about the issue. He was then invited to briefly address the Ugandan Parliament. Of particular concern to the officials was the issue of homosexuals targeting children.
About a month after the conference, that member of Parliament introduced a bill that would criminalize homosexual acts with various punishments depending on the situation. The bill included the death penalty for someone with AIDS who has homosexual sex with a minor or a disabled person, or if the perpetrator is a "serial offender." (In practice, the death penalty is rarely administered inUganda, though it is prevalent in the the various Ugandan statutes.)
Lively has repeatedly said that he has never advocated violence against homosexuals and advised the Ugandans against the death penalty in particular. He said he has preached against homosexuality, but that he advised the members of the Ugandan parliament "to focus on rehabilitation and not punishment." This is consistent with what he has said over the last few decades, and no one inUgandawho heard him has claimed otherwise.
The bill was brought up twice, but never passed. Nevertheless, homosexual activists are claiming that the very fact that a member of Parliament brought it up for debate has caused "a climate of hatred and persecution" throughout the country. Much of that is disputed by public officials. But the homosexual movement is now attempting to hold Scott Lively directly responsible.
Lively's 2010 letter to Ugandan Parliament - and their reply
A few months later, in March, 2010, Scott Lively wrote a letter to the Ugandan Parliament reiterating his desire that the death penalty and other penalties in the bill lessened and that reparative therapy be considered. A few days later Lively received a reply from Parliament, stating that the proponents of the bill felt it was necessary to impose stiff punishments to deal effectively with the situation in Ugandanow, before it becomes as bad as the US. You can see both letters on Scott Lively's website.
The murder of homosexual activist David Kato
To add to the outrage, Scott Lively continues to be accused of causing the death of David Kato.
In January, 2011, the well-known homosexual activist in Uganda, David Kato, was found beaten to death outside his home. Kato was the leader of "Sexual Minorities Uganda," the homosexual group now suing Lively. The murder was immediately labeled a homophobic hate crime in newspapers around the world and the articles implicated Scott Lively. "David's death is a result of the hatred planted in Ugandaby U.S.evangelicals in 2009," a Ugandan activist told the New York Times.
Less than a week later a homosexual prostitute — whom Kato had bailed out of jail and was Kato's houseboy and live-in lover — publicly confessed to the crime. He said that Kato owed him money for services, and had refused to pay. He was subsequently convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
But homosexual activists have simply ignored that and continue to attempt to implicate Lively as a "cause" of Kato's murder. Kato is named in CCR's lawsuit against Lively in the list "homophobic" incidents. And last year a pro-homosexual group published an ad in the local newspaper attacking Lively and connecting him to that murder.
GREAT RADIO INTERVIEW: Hear Scott Lively - in his own words — describe what he actually said and did in Uganda — versus the contrived charges against him. Interviewed by Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth on Oct. 15, 2011