A U.S. pastor renowned for his virulently anti-gay views has written an open letter to Russia praising the country for its now infamous anti-gay propaganda law and urging the government to help build a coalition to stop the “Fascist Leviathan” of the LGBT movement.
In a letter on his website dated Aug. 30, Scott Lively, president of Abiding Truth Ministries, commends Russian President Vladimir Putin for signing the law — which prohibits making pro-gay statements to minors — amid the controversy it has stirred in the international country and opposition from world leaders, including President Obama.
“On behalf of millions of Americans and Canadians who are concerned about the seemingly unstoppable spread of homosexuality in our countries and internationally, I wish to respectfully express my heartfelt gratitude that your nation has take a firm and unequivocal stand against this scourge by banning homosexualist propaganda in Russia,” Lively writes.
Making his case against the LGBT movement, Lively says it consists of activists who ”are driven by an implacable militancy” and accuse others of having a Nazi-like mentality, when, in fact, the movement found its origins in the Nazis’ rise to power in Germany prior to World War II.
“Indeed, this ‘gay’ narrative that equates opposition to homosexuality with Nazi-like genocide is in part an attempt to obscure the ugly roots of the modern homosexualist movement in pre-Nazi Germany,” Lively writes. “German fascism was formed and facilitated by masculine-oriented male homosexuals in response to an effeminate model of homosexuality which held that all homosexualist men were actually female souls trapped in men’s bodies.”
Lively urges further action from Russia to work as part of a larger coalition similar to the Allies in the Second World War to stop the LGBT movement dead in its tracks.
“Perhaps through the inspiration of your leadership, an alliance of the good people of our countries with those of your own, can once again in some cooperative fashion, redeem the future of mankind from a Fascist Leviathan, just as we did in World War II,” Lively writes.
Lively is facing a lawsuit filed by the Massachusetts-based Center for Constitutional Rights alleging that he unlawfully fomented anti-gay sentiment when visiting Uganda and helped leaders draft legislation that has colloquially become known as the “Kill the Gays” bill.
Last month, a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts allowed the case against Lively to proceed.
In his letter, Lively references the anti-gay Uganda bill — but for some reason denies it would enable the government to punish gay people with death — even though a provision in the legislation would explicitly institute the death penalty for certain homosexual acts.
“This same propaganda machinery and methodology has been grinding away against the country of Uganda since 2009 when it introduced (but never passed) its Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) that I agree was far too harsh but which never reflected any intention of the Ugandan government to exterminate homosexuals as ‘gay’ activists and their media allies continue to allege,” Lively writes.
Lively also takes the opportunity in the letter to promote his book, “The Pink Swastika,” which he says he has enclosed in his letter to Putin.
“We will soon be completing a long-delayed process of publishing the book in Russian, and hereby pledge that we will dedicate the Russian version of The Pink Swastika to the Russian Government and Her People,” Lively writes. “It will be our honor to send the very first copy of the Russian version to you.”