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Exodus Removes Link To Scott Lively From Its Web Site

Jim Burroway

March 9th, 2009

Exodus has made an adjustment to its web site. Until today, a visitor to Exodus’ web site could find a link to Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively’s article which looked like this:

Homosexuality and the Nazi Party
The pink triangle, symbol of the “gay rights” movement, is familiar to many Americans. As the badge used by the Nazis to designate homosexuals in the concentration camps, the pink triangle perfectly expresses the message of “gay rights.”

Exodus website featuring link to Scott Lively’s article “Homosexuality and the Nazi Party” (Article highlighted, click to enlarge)

Exodus website featuring a link to Scott Lively’s article “Homosexuality and the Nazi Party”, as of March 8, 2009. (Article highlighted, click to enlarge)

Now when you look for Scott Lively’s article, it looks like this:

Homosexuality and the Nazi Party
This opinion article by Scott Lively from 1995 is no longer offered by Exodus International.

Exodus website with link to Scott Lively’s article removed, as of March 9, 2009. (Article highlighted, click to enlarge)

Exodus website with link to Scott Lively’s article removed, as of March 9, 2009. (Article highlighted, click to enlarge)

I find the link’s removal a good first step, but what remains seems rather ambiguous.

When Exodus removed their references to Paul Cameron, they did so with a retraction which reads, “This article has been removed due to the inaccuracies surrounding the research of Paul Cameron.” At the time, Exodus President Alan Chambers promised that in “coming months we will be doing a survey of the content on our site to determine… if there are other articles or links that need to be removed.” If Exodus did conduct such a survey, the Lively article apparently survived.

This time Exodus does not explain why Lively’s article was removed, which it merely identifies as an opinion piece “from 1995.” Did they remove it because it’s fourteen years old and out of date? Should people look for the article by Googling for it elsewhere? Or was it removed because it is an odious piece of Holocaust revisionism? Readers are left in the dark. Absent a clear and unequivocal denunciation of Lively, we’re somewhat in the dark as well.


BTB’s complete coverage of recent anti-gay developments in Uganda:
Dec 4: Archbishop of Canterbury In “Private Talks”; Ugandan Pastor Calls “Kill Gays” Bill “Genocide”
Dec 4: Anti-Gay Bill Likely To Pass As Oil Surpasses Donors For Influence In Uganda
Dec 3: Uganda Responds To International Furor Over “Kill Gays” Bill
Dec 3: International Healing Foundation Issues Statement On Uganda
Dec 1: Going Rove In Uganda
Dec 1: Clinton Condemns Criminalization of Homosexuality
Nov 30: Rick Warren refuses to oppose Uganda’s “Kill Gays” bill
Nov 28: Sweden responds to Uganda’s proposed “Kill Gays” bill
Nov 28: UK PM Gordon Brown Denounces Uganda’s “Kill Gays” Bill
Nov 28: Catholic News Source: Scott Lively Blames Foreign Gays for Uganda’s “Kill Gays” Bill
Nov 28: Canada PM To Denounce Uganda’s “Kill Gays” Bill
Nov 27: PEPFAR Coordinator: Don’t Link Uganda Funding To Anti-Homosexuality Act
Nov 25: Follow The Money: The American Connection to Uganda’s Death Sentence For Gays
Nov 24: HIV/AIDS Envoy: Uganda’s Chairing Of Commonwealth Meeting “A Mockery of Commonwealth Principles”
Nov 16: Exodus Sends Letter To Uganda President
Nov 14: Anglican’s Communion’s Tangled Connections To Uganda’s Anti-Gay Pogrom
Nov 11: Nigerian calls on Anglican Communion to oppose Ugandan “Kill Gays” bill
Nov 9: Uganda’s Most Wanted
Nov 9: Uganda’s “Kill Gays” bill is “Providing Leadership to the World”
Nov 9: More American Evangelical Ties To Uganda’s Anti-Gay Politicians
Nov 7: The “Biblical” Worldwide Anglican Communion
Nov 6: Australian Senate Refuses to Oppose Uganda’s “Kill Gays” Bill
Nov 6: Uganda Women’s Group: “Kill the Gays”
Nov 2: Throckmorton Appeals to Ugandan Christians
Nov 2: US Reps Condemn Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Nov 2: Uganda Parliament Committee, Religious Leaders Weigh Death Penalty for LGBT People
Oct 28: Uganda Religious Leaders All Calling for Anti-Gay Bill… But Maybe Not Death
Oct 28: A Call for Christian Action in Uganda — A Time to Show the Love
Oct 23: Uganda Civil Rights Coalition Denounces Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Oct 22: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill Put Off Until 2010
Oct 18: Take Action: Tell Uganda To Respect Human Rights And Dismiss the Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Oct 17: Uganda’s Daily Monitor: All Ugandans Should Fear Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Oct 16: Does Exodus Support Criminalizing Homosexuality?
Oct 15: Human Rights Watch, Sexual Minorities Uganda Condemn Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Oct 15: Here It Is: The Text of Uganda’s Proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Oct 14: Uganda Parliament Takes Up Anti-Gay Bill Adding Death Sentence and Bans on Free Speech”
Sep 15: Draft Anti-Gay Bill Circulating In Uganda
Jul 26: Uganda Parliament To Take Up Bill Banning LGBT Free Speech
Jul 6: Sports Figure Latest Victim Of Ugandan Anti-Gay Offensive
Jul 3: Uganda May Ban All LGBT Advocacy
Jun 1: Nazi Comparisons
May 14: Uganda’s Anti-Gay Campaign Snares LGBT People and Rival Pastors, Tabloid Promises More “Outings”
May 4: Uganda Gays Arrested, Blackmail Attempts Reported
Apr 24: Uganda Anti-Gay Activists March, “Storm Parliament”
Apr 20: Alan Chambers Addresses Developments In Uganda
Apr 19: Uganda’s Public Vigilante Campaign Is Now In Full Swing
Apr 17: Uganda Government Attacks Human Rights Groups for “Promoting Homosexuality”
Apr 10: Uganda Columnist: “Happy Easter …Irrespective of Sexual Orientation”
Apr 6: Uganda Press Crank Up “Predator” Rhetoric
Apr 3: Uganda to Ban LGBT Advocacy?
Apr 2: Exodus Maintains Month-Long Silence Amid Ugandan Gov’t Calls For LGBT Arrests
Apr 2: Press Release from Ugandan LGBT Advocacy Group
Mar 31: Forced Outings Continue As Uganda LGBT Advocates Allege Oundo Is In It For The Money
Mar 31: Uganda Activist Cites Disbarred “Therapist” As Authority on Homosexuality
Mar 30: Uganda Situation Continues To Deteriorate; Exodus Washes Their Hands
Mar 27: Videos Surface of Ugandan Activist Stirring Anti-Gay Fervor; Fears of Violence Grow
Mar 26: Ugandan Gov’t Poised to Take “Stern Action” Against Gays
Mar 26: The “Ex-Gay” Star of the Uganda Anti-Gay Campaign
Mar 25: More on Uganda Anti-Gay Vigilante Incitement
Mar 25: Another Anti-Gay Vigilante Campaign May Have Begun In Uganda
Mar 23: Schmierer’s & Lively’s Uganda Talks Continue to Reverberate
Mar 17: Lively Defends Forced Therapy Proposal
Mar 16: Commentary: When Good Men Do Nothing
Mar 13: Sanctimony Alert
Mar 13: Scott Lively and Alan Chambers Respond to Questions About Uganda Conference
Mar 13: Exodus Applauds Schmierer’s Part in Uganda Conference
Mar 12: South African LGBT Advocates Condemn Exodus
Mar 12: Ex-Exodus Minister Condemns Uganda Conference
Mar 12: Ugandan Conference Leaders Call For Another Meeting While Pushing Pedophilia Theme; Exodus Continues Silence
Mar 11: Open Letter To the Exodus International Board of Directors
Mar 10: Scott Lively: The Gay Agenda Is “To Turn The Whole World Gay”
Mar 9: Exodus Removes Link To Scott Lively From Its Web Site
Mar 9: EU Group Condemns Ugandan Conference
Mar 8: Uganda Anti-Gay Conference: Day Three — Gays Blamed For Rwandan Genocide & Pedophilia; More Exodus Ties To Holocaust Revisionism
Mar 6: Uganda Anti-Gay Conference: Day Two
Mar 6: Exodus’ Silence About Uganda: Day Five
Mar 6: Exodus Board Member Participates In Uganda Conference Calling For Forcing Gays Into Conversion Therapy
Mar 5: Anti-Gay Conference Kicks Off In Kampala
Mar 5: Warren Throckmorton Speaks Out Against Uganda Conference
Mar 5: International LGBT Group Expresses Concern About Uganda Conference
Mar 2: Anonymous Ugandan Blogger Wants Answers From American Anti-Gay Activists
Feb 24: Exodus Board Member Joins Nazi Revisionist At Uganda Conference

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Emily K
March 9th, 2009 | LINK

The thing that’s most ironic about this is that evangelical Christians of Exodus’s brand are OBSESSED with reaching out and being friendly to the Jewish people. They do it because in order for their savior to make his next appearance there’s the little problem of scriptures that we Jews wrote and hold dear first becoming fulfilled. So they befriend us, become fierce advocates of Israel (hard-line and without compromise of course), and pretend that they won’t be waving goodbye from an ascending cloud during the rapture as we (the unconverted) stay below to endure hell on earth.

If they think that supporting Holocaust revisionism of ANY sort is a way to get into our good graces, they have another thing coming. It doesn’t matter if they still say 6 million Jews died while “only” saying that gays caused it to happen instead of human evil. If one fact can be “shaded” to fit an agenda, the door flies wide open to consider other facts null. The truths of the Shoah should never be left to ambiguity.

a. mcewen
March 10th, 2009 | LINK

It may “pop” up again on another bit of work by Exodus. Other religious right groups (i.e. the Family Research Council) have a habit of taking “studies” off of their webpages on the excuse that the information is outdated and then offering these same studies up in repackaged forms.

John
March 10th, 2009 | LINK

I find it odd that the left it at all. By listing the author’s name, the name of the post and the year, they are essentially advertising for Lively. It invites you to google it as if it isn’t available due to a technical glitch.

So, I would disagree that this is an improvement at all over having an active link that worked. As far as I can see, it is the same.

Exodus is truely hopeless, and despite any attempts on outsiders to suggest improvements, they will never be able to redeem themselves. They have done too much harm to too many people and like a sociopath, they show no concern.

Ephilei
March 11th, 2009 | LINK

I think mcewen is right. It’ll be back in a few months when the controversey dies down. Didn’t that happen with Cohen?

Emproph
March 15th, 2009 | LINK

Just for the record, here’s a cached version of the original page, and here’s the article it links to:

http://www.leaderu.com/jhs/lively.html

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