Lively Loves Bigoted Russian Oppression


Russia has passed a law banning “gay propaganda” — meaning any pro-equality speech they want to punish — and, to no one’s surprise I’m sure, demented bigot Scott Lively just loves the idea. In fact, he’s taking credit for the law, saying that he had counseled them to pass it during a trip there.

I have been asked by Heti Válasz magazine of Hungary to comment on whether there is today any country in the world where traditional family values and gay rights are regulated by the law in a balanced way, and what the proponents of traditional family values can do against the “dictatorship of tolerance.”

I can’t point to any country of the world today that is a model for the rest of the world, except perhaps for Russia, which has just taken the very important and frankly necessary step of criminalizing homosexual propaganda to protect the society from being “homosexualzed.” This was one of my recommendation to Russian leaders in my 50-city tour of the former Soviet Union in 2006 and 2007.

Let’s be clear here. He doesn’t just want to keep gay people from getting married, he wants to throw them in prison for things like peacefully marching in support of equality. That’s “gay propaganda” and he cheers on criminal penalties for it. Welcome to the totalitarian theocracy.

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  1. John Pieret says

    dictatorship of tolerance

    WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH AND …

  2. daved says

    regulated by the law in a balanced way,

    Apparently, balance means “my side can say whatever it wants, and your side will be thrown in jail if it says anything at all.”

  3. says

    If you really want to know how loathsome Scott Lively really is:

    * He is the principle author for The Pink Swastika, a book that asserts that the Nazi Party was controlled by the gayz and that all of the atrocities they committed, including the Holocaust, were all part of a homosexual plot to destroy heterosexuals.

    * He is one of the founders and leaders of Watchmen on the Walls, a rabidly anti-gay fundamentalist group based in Riga, Latvia that has found very strong support among Russian-speaking talibangelicals here in the US. It has made its vile presence known in Sacramento, Portland and Seattle, where they have been known to throw rocks and even bags of excrement at LGBT and allies at rallies and parades, and members have been implicated and convicted of gruesome hate crimes in several US cities. The SPLC lists this organization as a hate group.

    * Two other organizations founded and/or led by Lively — Abiding Truth Ministries and the California state branch of the American Family Association — are also listed by the SPLC as anti-gay hate groups.

    * He takes credit for convincing several governments in Africa to adopt extremely harsh anti-gay laws. He proudly asserts that Uganda’s “kill the gays” law was his idea, implemented at his suggestion.

    I am not at all surprised that he is crowing of his latest so-called “triumph” in Russia.

  4. Moggie says

    This was one of my recommendation to Russian leaders in my 50-city tour of the former Soviet Union in 2006 and 2007.

    Because Russian politicians would have no idea how to oppress people without American advice.

  5. theguy says

    So Shitely is complaining about the “dictatorship of tolerance” while advocating imprisonment for gay rights activists. Imprisonment for speech.

    Sometimes, I almost wish there was a Hell for wingnuts, then I remember; Hell for wingnuts is any society where other people have equal rights.

  6. says

    It will be interesting to see how Lively reacts when the Russians start cracking down on US evangelists. If I’m not mistaken the Orthodox Church wants laws enacted against “foreign” religions recruiting in Russia.

  7. says

    If this was a just world, the servers that run scottlively.net would fry themselves rather than host such despicable, dishonest bullshit. (*)

    (*) Tip of the hat to Terry Pratchett, whose book Going Postal includes a passage which is the inspiration for this one.

  8. Doug Little says

    He doesn’t just want to keep gay people from getting married, he wants to throw them in prison for things like peacefully marching in support of equality

    No that’s an understatement he want’s them killed based on his involvement in Uganda.

  9. says

    I can’t point to any country of the world today that is a model for the rest of the world, except perhaps for Russia,

    It wasn’t that long ago that Russia was the centerpiece of the Evil Atheist Empire. Funny how hating the same people can bring authoritarians and totalitarians together so quickly.

  10. exdrone says

    the “dictatorship of tolerance.”

    Person A: “I don’t believe that homosexuals should have the same rights as heterosexuals.”
    Person B: “I don’t agree with you, but I tolerate your belief system as long as you don’t impose it on others.”
    Person A: “You’re a friggin’ Nazi!”

  11. escuerd says

    Cal @7,

    Thank you for posting that. That’s truly one of the most despicable things I’ve ever seen. This is the kind of world Lively wants for gay people.

  12. cptdoom says

    @4Gregory in Seattle – And Lively hired a known sex offender to work in his coffee house. The coffee house that is aimed at teenagers. He’s a real piece of work.

    Because of this law there is now a growing movement to boycott Russian products. I hope it becomes widespread.

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