CHRISTIAN hatemonger Scott Lively, author of hugely discredited The Pink Swastika, has accused a fellow pastor of cowardice for voicing opposition to the largely church-supported homosexuality bill that is set to pass this month in Uganda
Lively’s attack on Rick Warren, pastor at Saddleback Church in California, follows a recently-posted message on Warren’s Twitter page to his 800,000 followers reinforcing his opposition to Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill.
An unjust law in Uganda is back in the news. I opposed it 3 yrs ago and I still do.
Below the Tweet, Warren reposted a video that he had created in 2009, which outlined his position on the matter.
As an American pastor, it’s not my role to interfere with the politics of other nations, but it is my role to speak out on moral issues, and it is my role to shepherd other pastors who look to me for guidance [I]t is my role to correct lies and errors and other reports when others associate my name with a law that I had nothing to do with, and I vigorously oppose and completely condemn.
Lively, of the Defend the Family Institute in Springfield, Massachusetts, who was sued earlier this year by Uganda’s SMUG for “inciting the persecution of homosexuals,” told Christian News Network that, unlike Warren, he supports the bill’s passage.
It’s a step in the right direction in that it is stopping the homosexual movement from transforming their culture, [and] it will be harder for the US to push it. Homosexuality is socially destructive and Uganda recognizes that.
While he does not agree with all of the penalties in the bill, he noted that homosexuality was also illegal in America at one time as well.
This is a Christian nation. They are standing on Biblical values. We had these same laws on our books then. … I believe that the net effect in Uganda is going to be positive and not negative.
He said that Warren’s condemnation of the bill reveals a disturbing mindset among American evangelicals.
I agree with his sentiment, but I think Rick Warren’s motivation is cowardice. He represents a trend in evangelical pastors in man-pleasing and pandering to what the media thinks.
Lively has at least one ardent supporter in the UK: Stephen Green, the lunatic who heads an outfit called Christian Voice.
Defending the bill, the sodomy-obsessed Green wrote recently:
The true reason behind the bill, introduced three years ago by Ugandan ruling party members David Bahati, is to protect Uganda’s children from being recruited into the homosexual lifestyle by wealthy Western pederasts.
Writing on Green's website, Lively says:
We need to stand firmly and unapologetically on the hard truth that homosexuality is not a benign, morally neutral social phenomenon. It is an insidious and contagious form of sexual perversion condemned by God as an abomination.
I cringe even writing these words because I know the wrath I am inviting on myself. Still, someone needs to say this boldly and publicly because it is the truth, and only the truth can set us free of the political correctness that has imprisoned us until now.
The homosexual agenda represents an existential threat to Christian civilization and we’re in the final phase of the war, losing badly. It all hinges upon you, Christian reader. Either get into the ‘game’ in earnest, immediately, or wave goodbye to everything good and holy in public life.