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February 25, 2014

Scott Lively, who refuses to take credit for the anti-gay law, says it is too 'harsh' and says they should have enacted Russia-style gay propganda laws instead

Religious influences in the US are being blamed for the new anti-gay law in Uganda, one of the most draconic in the world.

The Pink Triangle Trust, a British LGBT humanist group, has condemned evangelists like Scott Lively for his alleged work in influencing the law.

President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law yesterday (24 February), which punishes homosexuality with up to life in prison.

February 25, 2014

Scott Lively, who refuses to take credit for the anti-gay law, says it is too 'harsh' and says they should have enacted Russia-style gay propganda laws instead

Religious influences in the US are being blamed for the new anti-gay law in Uganda, one of the most draconic in the world.

The Pink Triangle Trust, a British LGBT humanist group, has condemned evangelists like Scott Lively for his alleged work in influencing the law.

President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law yesterday (24 February), which punishes homosexuality with up to life in prison.

February 24, 2014

Amnesty, Human Rights Group, and even Deputy PM Nick Clegg haves slammed the new law implementing life imprisonment for repeat offenders for homosexuality

Global gay rights groups have condemned Uganda’s president for signing the anti-gay bill into law.

Yoweri Museveni signed the long-delayed bill into law, one of the most draconic legislations in the world.

It toughens up present laws to include life imprisonment for ‘repeat offenders’ of homosexuality.

It will also be illegal to ‘promote’ homosexuality, and those who fail to report homosexuals to the police will also risk arrest or jail.

February 22, 2014

New anti-gay coalition dedicated to lobby governments to strengthen or enact anti-gay laws like in Russia, Nigeria and Uganda

Two of America's most infamous equality opponents, Christian evangelical pastor Scott Lively and Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, on Friday held a press conference in Washington to launch their new global anti-gay group Coalition for Family Values.

The group's stated intention is 'to unify and coordinate pro-family groups around the United States and the world to more effectively oppose the now global LGBT agenda.'

February 22, 2014

New anti-gay coalition dedicated to lobby governments to strengthen or enact anti-gay laws like in Russia, Nigeria and Uganda

Two of America's most infamous equality opponents, Christian evangelical pastor Scott Lively and Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, on Friday held a press conference in Washington to launch their new global anti-gay group Coalition for Family Values.

The group's stated intention is 'to unify and coordinate pro-family groups around the United States and the world to more effectively oppose the now global LGBT agenda.'

December 24, 2013

Out of all the anti-gay politicians, priests, professors and preachers we encountered this year, which was the biggest bigot of 2013?

American author Oliver Wendell Holmes once said: 'The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.'

For as much progress countries and communities are making with regards to marriage equality, homophobic bullying and transgender discrimination, the fight is far from over.

With the rapid-fire speed of social media, it seems someone, somewhere, is always making harmful comments to and about the LGBTI community.

November 20, 2013

Scott Lively, the anti-gay Christian who claims the Nazis were gay, says homophobic persecution directed at Russian LGBTIs is just gay-on-gay violence

Far-right Christian activist Scott Lively has claimed that homophobic violence against gays in Russia is just gay-on-gay violence, which he says is being perpetrated by butch gay men against effeminate gay men.

Lively made the comments on Linda Harvey’s Mission America radio show on Saturday, saying that all Nazi-style ultra-nationalist groups were homosexual at their core.

‘Russia does have nationalists, these are Nazis, the same as I wrote in the book ‘The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality and the Nazi Party,’ that’s the same thing,’ Lively told Harvey.

November 20, 2013

Scott Lively, the anti-gay Christian who claims the Nazis were gay, says homophobic persecution directed at Russian LGBTIs is just gay-on-gay violence

Far-right Christian activist Scott Lively has claimed that homophobic violence against gays in Russia is just gay-on-gay violence, which he says is being perpetrated by butch gay men against effeminate gay men.

Lively made the comments on Linda Harvey’s Mission America radio show on Saturday, saying that all Nazi-style ultra-nationalist groups were homosexual at their core.

‘Russia does have nationalists, these are Nazis, the same as I wrote in the book ‘The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality and the Nazi Party,’ that’s the same thing,’ Lively told Harvey.

September 5, 2013

An evangelist who said gay people pass HIV by cutting people with 'special rings', a politician who said gay parents were child abusers and a preacher on trial for crimes against humanity are all nominated

Several big names are leading the nominations for the Bigot of the Year.

At the seventh annual UK-based gay rights charity Stonewall, they will choose between five of the most hateful spokespeople for the anti-gay movement.

Leading the nominees is Scott Lively, currently on trial in the United States for crimes against humanity.

He is accused of helping to play a part in the persecution, arrest and murder of gay people in Uganda.

September 1, 2013

Scott Lively wants President Vladimir Putin to lead a Russia and US alliance against gays and lesbians

Scott Lively, an anti-gay activist who has claimed gay men were responsible for the Holocaust, wrote an open letter to President Vladimir Putin praising him for Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws.

The 30 August missive applauded the president as 'an example of moral leadership that has shamed the governments of Western Europe and North America.'

However, he warned Russia should be prepared to do more.

September 1, 2013

Scott Lively wants President Vladimir Putin to lead a Russia and US alliance against gays and lesbians

Scott Lively, an anti-gay activist who has claimed gay men were responsible for the Holocaust, wrote an open letter to President Vladimir Putin praising him for Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws.

The 30 August missive applauded the president as 'an example of moral leadership that has shamed the governments of Western Europe and North America.'

However, he warned Russia should be prepared to do more.

August 15, 2013

Extremist anti-gay US pastor is accused of engineering the Uganda 'Kill The Gays' bill, saying LGBT people are the 'new Nazis' and recommending Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws

For the first time, a federal US judge has ruled a persecution of LGBT people is a crime against humanity.

This sets a precedent ensuring the fundamental human rights of LGBTI people are protected under international law.

It comes as a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization filed a lawsuit against prominent US anti-gay extremist Scott Lively.

Accused of helping to play a part in the persecution, arrest and murder of gay people in Uganda, Lively’s lawyers requested to dismiss the lawsuit.

August 15, 2013

Extremist anti-gay US pastor is accused of engineering the Uganda 'Kill The Gays' bill, saying LGBT people are the 'new Nazis' and recommending Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws

For the first time, a federal US judge has ruled a persecution of LGBT people is a crime against humanity.

This sets a precedent ensuring the fundamental human rights of LGBTI people are protected under international law.

It comes as a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization filed a lawsuit against prominent US anti-gay extremist Scott Lively.

Accused of helping to play a part in the persecution, arrest and murder of gay people in Uganda, Lively’s lawyers requested to dismiss the lawsuit.

June 5, 2013

AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer says the boy scouts who marched in uniform in the Utah Pride Parade remind him of Nazi Germany

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has said that the boy scouts who marched in uniform during the weekend’s Utah Pride Parade reminded him of Nazi Germany and has promised to have Christian holocaust revisionist Scott Lively on his radio program to discuss the issue.

June 5, 2013

AFA spokesman Bryan Fischer says the boy scouts who marched in uniform in the Utah Pride Parade remind him of Nazi Germany

American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has said that the boy scouts who marched in uniform during the weekend’s Utah Pride Parade reminded him of Nazi Germany and has promised to have Christian holocaust revisionist Scott Lively on his radio program to discuss the issue.

May 1, 2013

New film God Loves Uganda shows how well funded Christian evangelicals are trying to turn a continent towards gay hate

It has been over six months since I contributed an article for Gay Star News.

So much has happened but often we can only wait by the sideline and do little or nothing. Often when we intervene we make it worse. That’s the case in global LGBT rights, where we can do harm by saying the wrong thing or even playing the politics of power and money.

April 11, 2013

As links emerge between Christian evangelicals and Ugandan anti-gay campaigners, gay rights group SMUG calls for investigation

The extent to which US evangelical Christians are helping push the ‘Kill The Gays Bill’ in Uganda has been revealed in a series of tweets between them and anti-gay activists in the African country.

Matt Barber, attorney for Liberty Counsel, a US right wing Christian law firm, listed as an anti-gay group, has been praising anti-gay Ugandan evangelical pastor, Martin Ssempa on Twitter.

April 11, 2013

As links emerge between Christian evangelicals and Ugandan anti-gay campaigners, gay rights group SMUG calls for investigation

The extent to which US evangelical Christians are helping push the ‘Kill The Gays Bill’ in Uganda has been revealed in a series of tweets between them and anti-gay activists in the African country.

Matt Barber, attorney for Liberty Counsel, a US right wing Christian law firm, listed as an anti-gay group, has been praising anti-gay Ugandan evangelical pastor, Martin Ssempa on Twitter.

February 23, 2013

Anti-gay evangelical pastor Scott Lively said he has definite 'proof' that US president Obama is secretly gay

An anti-gay evangelist claimed he has found ‘proof’ that US president Obama is secretly gay.

Lively, who infamously supports the Uganda ‘Kill the Gays’ bill, made the claim on his Defend The Family organization's website.

January 18, 2013

God Loves Uganda will premiere on 18 January at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah

A new film exploring the relationship between American evangelical churches and anti-gay laws in Africa will premiere today at Sundance Film Festival (18 January).

God Loves Uganda takes a wider look at missionaries who visit the African country, helping to promote anti-gay feeling.

The documentary comes as American pastor Scott Lively is on trial for crimes against humanity in Uganda.

January 18, 2013

God Loves Uganda will premiere on 18 January at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah

A new film exploring the relationship between American evangelical churches and anti-gay laws in Africa will premiere today at Sundance Film Festival (18 January).

God Loves Uganda takes a wider look at missionaries who visit the African country, helping to promote anti-gay feeling.

The documentary comes as American pastor Scott Lively is on trial for crimes against humanity in Uganda.

January 15, 2013

Oxford University debating society invited three hate speakers to discuss gay parenting, while dropping far-right politician, Nick Griffin, who they claimed was invited ‘by mistake’

World-famous debating society, The Oxford Union, has invited three gay hate camapigners to promote their views on gay parenting.

The debate at Oxford University in southern England, one of the world's most famous educational establishments, will take place on Thursday (17 January) with well-known homophobes Scott Lively, Winston McKenzie and Peter D Williams invited to take part.

January 15, 2013

Oxford University debating society invited three hate speakers to discuss gay parenting, while dropping far-right politician, Nick Griffin, who they claimed was invited ‘by mistake’

World-famous debating society, The Oxford Union, has invited three gay hate camapigners to promote their views on gay parenting.

The debate at Oxford University in southern England, one of the world's most famous educational establishments, will take place on Thursday (17 January) with well-known homophobes Scott Lively, Winston McKenzie and Peter D Williams invited to take part.

January 11, 2013

American preacher Scott Lively, who supports Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' bill and on trial for crimes against humanity, has blamed 'history's worst disaster' on gays

An American pastor who is currently on trial for crimes against humanity in Uganda has taken a step further in his war against gay people.

Scott Lively, who supports the African country’s ‘Kill The Gays’ bill, gave an interview with Sandy Rios of the American Family Association a day after appearing in court.

He claimed Noah’s Biblical flood was punishment from God for the ‘writing of wedding songs to homosexual marriage.’