Failed Massachusetts candidate: Homosexuality is worse than mass murder
An anti-gay activist who ran to be the Governor of Massachusetts has claimed that to God, homosexuality is worse than mass murder.
Scott Lively is an American pastor. who addressed an anti-gay conference in Uganda just before the country’s homophobic law was first drafted, and is facing a charge of crimes against humanity for his role in encouraging the country’s law.
Lively ran last month to become Governor of Massachusetts as an independent candidate – but came dead last, amassing just 19,378 votes out of 2,158,326. He was even beaten by the number of ballot slips turned in blank, at 28,465.
In a new column on his website this week, the political wannabe claimed that homosexuality is literally worse than mass murder.
He wrote: “Humans tend to measure the gravity of sins based on the second commandment, and thus we think of murder, or perhaps genocide, as the worst of sins…. but from God’s perspective, the worst human sins are violations of the first commandment.
“Sexual perversion, especially homosexuality, violates both the first and second commandments simultaneously.
“So, is homosexuality worse than mass murder from God’s standpoint? Read it for yourself. God’s justification of the genocide of the Canaanites by the hand of the Hebrews is found in Leviticus 18.
“It is a list of sexual sins, including incest, bestiality and, of course, homosexuality (which — even in this context — is singled out as ‘an abomination’), ending with the admonition: ‘Do not defile yourselves by any of these things; for by all these the nations which I am casting out before you have become defiled. ‘For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants.
“God Himself emplyed (sic) mass killing to punish sexual perversion. Very harsh in human estimation, but who are we to judge God?
“Yes, from God’s perspective as revealed in His Word, homosexuality is worse than mass murder.”
GLAAD decried the column as “a whole other level of extremism” that “inspires zealots to perform crazy acts”.