September 1, 2013 | by Chris Johnson
U.S. pastor praises Russia for anti-gay law
Scott Lively, gay news, Washington Blade, anti-gay, ex-gay

U.S. pastor Scott Lively has written a letter to Russia commending the country for its anti-gay law (Screen shot via YouTube).

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.”

[h/t] Joe.My.God.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

12 Comments
  • Sickening. Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.

  • I feel like I’m dreaming when I read things like this and as a mother raising children in this country it makes me want to cry. Regardless of ones personal views, to go so far out of your way to express and promote hate against people is unbelievable and terrifying.

  • “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.”

    So Lively’s defending effiminate men—have I got this right? :-X

    At the intersection of Evil and BatShitCRAZY, you’ll find Scott Lively.

  • Shame on you and you call yourself a Christian.

  • he is not a person, it is a devil, is what he is. Like him, there are others, speacially in Uganda. God save those people that are gay there.

  • This is the same "Christian" who helped Uganda with their kill the gays policies.

  • Let’s hope President Obama can help organize America’s allied nations at the G20 around human rights support. And let’s hope LGBT-friendly allies among them make the opportunity to impress upon Putin the real walls to Russian trade and cultural relations Putin he will continue to construct by advancing Russia’s barbaric human rights assaults on its own LGBT citizens.

    Now Russia’s ongoing support of a known murderous chemical weapons regime adds to an already despicable narrative of Putin’s contempt for civilized values.

    Putin’s blatant human rights abuses should now be noted and referenced in some way with every joint public event– much as Carter and Reagan did in the 70s and 80s. Hateful contempt for human rights can no longer be treated “diplomatically” as an acceptable Russian value.

  • He needs to hear this "God" is gay. He never wanted Eve. Adam was made because "God" was lonely. Adam ask for Eve, which "god " Gave and turned his back on the garden forever. "God" knew breeding would ruin his garden. even in Leviticus it say being gay is an abomination, but list no punishment for it. As you read Leviticus you realize all the other sins have punishments listed. The gays are the 10 percent set aside for "god". He only comes back for the ones who will not ruin his garden with breeding. What yea say now preacher. For to live by the book, there are many punishments to be handed down. Even the suit he wears is a sin and should be ripped from his body and burned. Non- virgins should be stoned to death in dads yard, unruly children should be put to death. The laws are written to keep the numbers low. So go on preacher put the first unruly child to death it is you're job, according to you're book. The women can shut up and get behind their husbands as the book says. for she belongs to him, to do as he see fit. he may have as many as he can keep happy. so lest live by that book preacher. but truth is "god" is gay and he only comes for me and my kind. Sorry you listed to the church. It tells you plainly in the first book. "god" did not want women. He only made her after Adam asked. The first sin "breeding". SO CHEW ON THAT AND GET BACK TO ME WHEN YOU ARE READY TO KNOW THE TRUTH.

  • That piece of shit talks about US being FACISTS?

  • Mr. LIvely is being sued for Crimes Against Humanity. I hope he is convicted and sent to jail for the rest of his miserable life.

  • Remove the deduction from the IRS code and the Christian right will go to hell.

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