Scott Lively to go On Trial For Crimes Against Humanity
This is really remarkable!!
outrage when he worked with anti-gay forces in Uganda to foster
legislation that would impose the death penalty for homosexual activity. Lively author, attorney and activist, noted for his opposition to LGBT rights and his involvement in the ex-gay movement.
The New York Times reported:
The lawsuit alleges that beginning in 2002, Mr. Lively
conspired with religious and political leaders in Uganda to whip up
anti-gay hysteria with warnings that homosexuals would sodomize African
children and corrupt their culture. The Ugandan legislature considered a
bill in 2009, proposed by one of Mr. Lively’s Ugandan contacts, that
would have imposed the death sentence for homosexual behavior. That bill
was at first withdrawn after an outcry from the United States and
European nations that are among major aid donors to Uganda, but a
revised bill was reintroduced last month.
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 alleging the violation of
international law. The suit claims that Mr. Lively’s actions resulted in
the persecution, arrest, torture and murder of homosexuals in Uganda.
group is suing Lively for crimes against humanity in Massachusetts