Alvin McEwen writes:
His [Scott Lively's] comments to the audience about how it's not right to laugh at the murder of a gay man is the equivalent of an arsonist setting a fire and then yelling at the fire to die down.
This audience is obviously rabidly anti-gay and Lively is instigating more anti-gay hysteria by falsely claiming that gays are corrupting the United States. The implication is obviously "if you don't do something, this corruption will happen to your country."
And again it accentuates my point.
I personally refuse to believe that Lively did not know that the Ugandans would react so negatively to his lies about the gay community by creating that bill.
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McKewen previously wrote:
It was Lively who was one of the Americans who spoke in Uganda about the so-called "dangers of homosexuality" during a conference last year. The bill was introduced several months after this conference.
Now as the furor gets larger, Lively is trying to duck the much deserved blame due his way. He told ABC News in a recent news cast that he never saw the bill coming and he would support it if the death penalty portion was dropped.
[For the full article, see here.]
Part of Scott Lively's Letter to the Russian People, written in 2007, reads as follows:
The purpose of my visit was to bring a warning about the homosexual political movement which has done much damage to my country and which has now taken root in Russia. This is a very fast-growing social cancer that will destroy the family foundations of your society if you do not take immediate, effective action to stop it.
Homosexuality is a personality disorder that involves various, often dangerous sexual addictions and aggressive, anti-social impulses. This combination of factors causes homosexuals to have an intense loyalty to each other and a common goal to change any society in which they live in organized �gay and lesbian� communities. They have no acceptance in a society that restricts sex to heterosexual marriage, so they work to eliminate sexual morality and remove all limitations on sexual conduct. Importantly, their initial strategy is not promote homosexuality, but to spread sexual immorality among heterosexuals, especially the young people. Only later, when the culture has become sexually corrupt, do they openly step forward to take power as the natural leaders of such a society.
Reactionaries who profess to be "Christians," have contributed untold damage to LGBT people in the world and, as in the case of the attempted Ugandan genocide of Gay people, strident homophobic professing "Christians" wash their hands of the fallout from their rhetoric that is spewed and acted upon in the name of "God," of "Christianity," the "Bible," and of "faith. Indeed, they often have the temerity to portray themselves as the victims in their screeds regarding Gay people!
In addition to preaching a false gospel of exclusion and judgment, all the while bearing false witness against Gay people, they add insult to injury by absolving themselves from the fallout of their homophobic rhetoric and discriminatory actions; even act surprised when laws are sought to imprison and even execute Gay people based upon such rhetoric and actions.
Listen to the following:
We must make a clear distinction between Christians who profess and live out the Gospel of grace, faith, love, peace, reconciliation and inclusiveness on the one hand AND people who call themselves "Christians" who spew hateful rhetoric that has contributed to untold sufferings, suicides, assaults, and murders of God's LGBT children!
Even a cursory reading of the New Testament, particularly the Sermon on the Mount, shows the latter group to be heretics who not only bear false witness against Gay people, but defame both the Gospel and God in so doing!
If Jesus made anything clear, it was that all those who are His disciples are to love God and to love and not judge other people!
And it's high time that Christians who are worthy of the name, disciples of Christ who take the Gospel seriously and who take Jesus' life, ministry, and teachings seriously, heartily condemn the wolves in sheep's clothing who have done untold damage to both Gay people and their families, as well as caused untold damage to the name of Jesus and to the Gospel of Christ!
And again I ask: "Where are the clergy in most of the institutional Church, and why are they not expressing outrage at the heretics in our midst who have the indecency to use the name of God in judging and condemning God's LGBT children?"