Arrests, police misconduct, and still more infringements on the first amendment went down in the Bay State on Sunday afternooon.
Scott Lively, professional worldwide hunter of homosexuals and top proponent of "gay cure," was honored speaker at a tax day event organized by the Massachusetts Tea Pary Coaliiton in affiliation with Tea Party Patriots at the Boston Commons.
And no one was more excited about his attendance than Mass Resistance. Mass Resistance is perhaps among the most radical and fringe of the 18 groups featured on Southern Poverty Law Center's anti-gay hate groups list, which is saying a lot. In 2006 and 2007 they pushed a repeal of Massachusetts's marriage equality:
The group proposed language that lumped sexual orientation (which includes heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality) in with criminal behaviors like bestiality and polygamy. During legislative testimony supporting the amendment, Camenker falsely claimed that no homosexuals died in the Holocaust and that the pink triangle the Nazis forced imprisoned gays to wear actually signified Catholic priests.
Lively is directly linked the infamous "Kill the Gays" movement in Uganda. In fact, he bragged in 2009 he'd detonated “nuclear bomb against the gay agenda in Uganda.” What he opened was a pandora's box of hate that reverberated through the continent.
And for this all, some Ugandans are actually asking Lively to pay for his crimes against humanity. He is facing a lawsuit in US Federal court over his activities in that country. From the New York Times:
A Ugandan gay rights group filed suit against an American evangelist, Scott Lively, in federal court in Massachusetts on Wednesday, accusing him of violating international law by inciting the persecution of gay men and lesbians in Uganda.
The lawsuit maintains that beginning in 2002, Mr. Lively conspired with religious and political leaders in Uganda to whip up anti-gay hysteria with warnings that gay people would sodomize African children and corrupt their culture.
Mr. Lively is being sued by the organization Sexual Minorities Uganda under the alien tort statute, which allows foreigners to sue in American courts in situations asserting the violation of international law. The suit says that Mr. Lively’s actions resulted in the persecution, arrest, torture and murder of gay men and lesbians in Uganda.
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