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Lively for Massachusetts Governor?

Oh boy. You remember Scott Lively, the absolutely deranged “ex-gay” activist who claims that gays are responsible for Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust? He’s actually thinking about running for governor of Massachusetts, which would be more fun than I might be able to stand.

Pastor Scott Lively of Springfield today announced the formation of a committee to explore the possibility of a run for the governorship of Massachusetts. A fifth generation Bay Stater, born and raised in the Village of Shelburne Falls, Pastor Lively was for many years a Christian missionary and social activist in various parts of the world, based primarily in Oregon and California…

Pastor Lively is an internationally recognized authority on biblical values in public policy, serving as an educator, trainer and consultant to church, community and government leaders in more than 30 countries, and as a media figure in more than 700 radio and television interviews here at home. He is known as the “Father of the Ugandan Homosexual Movement” for his work in that country, and his efforts in Russia, Eastern Europe and the Baltics have strengthened both the Christian church and social resistance to the homosexualization of those regions.

Please, please, please do this. Pretty please? With amyl nitrate on top?

Comments

  1. matty1 says

    What’s with the “Father of the Ugandan Homosexual Movement”. Does this mean he started gay rights activism in Uganda or that he started anti-gay activism there? If the later then I hope he is on record as to his views on state sponsored murder.

  2. blf says

    Pastor Lively is an internationally recognized authority on biblical values in public policy

    What does that mean? He wants to stone-to-death people who don’t agree with his Magic Sky Faerie?

  3. cottonnero says

    Ooh, we might see another example of the Alan Keyes Crazification Minimum in action! Do you think he could get less than 27% of the vote as the Republican candidate in Massachusetts?

  4. says

    Voltaire’s prayer strikes again.

    (Although maybe ‘ridiculous’ is too mild a term to apply to someone who has by his own admission been advocating for Uganda’s capital crime categorization of homosexuality.)

  5. says

    He can’t be as much fun as Neal “Mule-Fucker” Horsley, who sought the governorship in my home state.
    Well, I guess Neal is OK in fundie eyes — as long as it wasn’t a boy mule. ‘Cause that’d just be gross.

  6. busterggi says

    “a Christian missionary and social activist in various parts of the world, based primarily in Oregon and California…”

    Wow – he really preached in some foreign lands!

    “Pastor Lively is an internationally recognized authority on biblical values in public policy”

    Its 2012, anyone with internet access is internationally recognised by someone somewhere as an authority on something.

  7. Michael Heath says

    I did a find command at the page Ed links to and found no reference to his considering a run as a Republican. From my perspective whatever party he decides to affiliate with in his exploration/run will only smear that brand.

  8. says

    @matty1 #2

    What’s with the “Father of the Ugandan Homosexual Movement”.

    He was the instigator of the “kill the gays” bill in Uganda, and has spoken to their parliament several times over the last couple of years to promote it. Much of the Talibangelical activity in Africa over the last decade can be traced, directly or indirectly, to him.

  9. andrewjohnston says

    @matty1: He gave a major speech (the “nuclear” speech) right before the Anti-Homosexuality Act was drafted. Lively swears up and down that they were already planning it, but the African gay rights movement puts the blame squarely on him. He certainly deserves it.

  10. Chiroptera says

    A fifth generation Bay Stater….

    Maybe it’s because I grew up in Alaska, but I have never understood why this sort of thing is supposed to be such a big deal.

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    He is known as the “Father of the Ugandan Homosexual Movement” for his work in that country…

    Heh. Sounds like he’s a part of Big Gay, doesn’t it?

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    …and his efforts in Russia, Eastern Europe and the Baltics have strengthened both the Christian church and social resistance to the homosexualization of those regions.

    Me, I would have thought his efforts in some of these countries would have been better spent on social resistance to authoritarian rule and ethnic bigotry.

  11. Abby Normal says

    blf@4

    He wants to stone-to-death people who don’t agree with his Magic Sky Faerie?

    He’s not quite so literal in his interpretations. His is a kinder, more humane brand of evangelism. Hanging is fine.

  12. steve84 says

    Does anyone know what’s going on with the lawsuit in which he is sued for crimes against humanity?

  13. The Lorax says

    Coming from someone who lives in Massachusetts…

    … yeeeaaaahhh, that’s not gonna happen.

    Also, I’m at least 3rd generation, possibly more since I don’t know much about my great-grandparents. Do I get a prize?

  14. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    Shelburne Falls is a beautiful little town in central Mass. that’s one of my favorite places to visit when I’m crossing the state. It’s painful to think of it having spawned Scott Lively.

  15. andrewjohnston says

    Here’s a RWW article about Lively’s involvement in Uganda’s “pro-family” movement. Short version: He claims that he doesn’t favor the death penalty for homosexuals, but the “harsh statues” in places like Uganda are necessary to protect those countries from George Soros and his filthy sexual revolution. Lively would personally prefer imprisonment with reparative therapy, basically treating being gay like driving drunk.

  16. Doug Little says

    but the African gay rights movement puts the blame squarely on him. He certainly deserves it.

    Yeah for this he should be drug into an international courtroom and tried for human rights violations. I would fucking love to see that.

  17. says

    “He’s actually thinking about running for governor of Massachusetts, which would be more fun than I might be able to stand.”

    Not if the dems are stupid/arrogant/beholden enough to run Martha Coakley, again. She had her ass handed to her by Scott Brown, who is a piece of shit and a lying fuckbag–you might see where I’m going with my estimation of Ms. Coakley’s character–when he ran for Dead Ted’s, supposedly ultra-safe, senate seat.

    There are dozens of dems who barely have a pulse that are better candidates than Coakley would be.

  18. matty1 says

    Ugh, I was hoping he was just a nut who hadn’t thought through a few comments about opposing The Homosexual Agenda TM in Africa. Now it turns out he all but wrote the Kill the Gays bill.

    There should be a version of Poe’s law for disgustingness “No statement attributed to a fundamendalist is too vile for them to have actually said it”.

  19. says

    “There should be a version of Poe’s law for disgustingness “No statement attributed to a fundamendalist is too vile for them to have actually said it”.”

    I think that’s pretty much a natural law, akin to fire being hot, water being wet, Sara Palin being a moron…

  20. Abby Normal says

    Andrewjohnston @17

    He claims that he doesn’t favor the death penalty for homosexuals, but the “harsh statues” in places like Uganda are necessary to protect those countries

    How compassionate. He doesn’t support killing homosexuals, just legislation that institutes that penalty. Talk about a distinction without a difference.

  21. says

    Some years ago Canadian comedian Rick Mercer launched a petition calling for a referendum on whether then Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day should have to change his first name to Doris. Someone needs to do this with LIvely. Only in his case he would have to change his last name to Deadly, given how many African gays might die because of his bullshit.

  22. dan4 says

    @1: What are you talking about? Scott Lively is virulently ANTI-gay. You make him seem like the Ugandan equivalent of Dan Savage or something.

  23. slc1 says

    Re democommie @ #23

    Actually, it is my information that, before the primary that selected Ms. Coakley, she looked like a good candidate, based on her record as a prosecutor. The only complaint I heard about her before then was her failure to prosecute Cardinal Law for his part in the Raping Children Church scandal. Her excuse was that there was no law in Massachusett relative to a charge of accessory after the fact. I’m sure that a resourceful prosecutor could have found other charges to level against him if he/she was serious about putting the piece of filth in the slammer.

  24. Stacey C. says

    As someone who lives in Western MA, I have to say that I’m torn by whether I think its the best idea ever or if it would depress me too much to see how many of my fellow residents would actually listen to this asshole. Coakley isn’t worse than Mark Roosevelt who they ran in 94 against Bill Weld! But she’s definitely not going to win in any contest against any half decent Republican. Especially with the frankly abysmal job Decal Patrick has done. I credit him for one thing-disillusioning me about a hopey-changy candidate before Obama came along.

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