Incredibly, hate preacher Scott Lively doesn’t think he’s anti-gay
Hate preacher Scott Lively – one of the world’s most notorious homophobes – has incredibly claimed he is not “anti-gay”.
Lively addressed an anti-gay conference in Uganda just before the country’s homophobic law was first drafted, and is due to stand trial for Crimes Against Humanity for his role in encouraging anti-gay laws around the world.
However, despite his long track record of vile comments and active support for laws criminalising homosexuality, Mr Lively has said he doesn’t consider himself anti-gay.
He blogged: “Most irritating and misleading is that all or most of the stories identify me (often in the title) as ‘anti-gay pastor’, as if that were some sort of professional title rather than an editorial comment.
“I strongly object to that characterization, which deliberately misrepresents my opposition to the mainstreaming of homosexual conduct as hatred of homosexual persons.
“The term ‘anti-gay’ effectively mistranslates the pro-family motto ‘Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin’, into ‘Hate the Sinner because of the Sin’.
“As such it is not an honest descriptor but a slur, and its use by the media is an act of complicity in a dishonest and manipulative LGBT political tactic.
“Much of what the public falsely believes they know about my views and actions in the culture war is the fruit of this tactic and similar manipulative spin by pro-‘gay’ journalists throughout the industry.”