Scott Lively Profile

Jim Burroway

May 22nd, 2011

The latest edition of The Public Eye includes a profile on Holocaust revisionist and anti-gay extremist Scott Lively. The the name in the profile’s byline is probably familiar to most BTB readers, and it includes information about how Lively used several anti-gay initiatives in Oregon to develop his outlandish “theories” that gays were responsible for Nazism. The Public Eye is published quarterly by Political Research Associates.


May 22nd, 2011

Very impressive research!

Timothy Kincaid

May 22nd, 2011

One item of interest. The Pentecostal Assemblies of God is NOT the same as the mega-huge Assemblies of God denomination.

PAGA is a small mostly-Californian organization. See if perhaps you can find a bit of emphasis in one area in their statement of faith:

12. PAGA is willing to fellowship all sound Christian believers who are contending for the love of God, and the principles of Christ as revealed in the Holy Bible. However, we cannot and will not endorse or approve radical teachings which gender strife and tend to divide the body of Christ. We firmly stand against and denounce homosexuality, adultery, sexual perversion, scientific interference with natural human progeny, same-sex marriages, pornography, gambling, drug use and partaking of intoxicants, physical abuse, Satanism, or divination in any form. No PAGA minister or affiliate shall be required, but rather prohibited from compromising these principles of faith.

Hey, top billing!

I may be confusing them with another small outfit, but if I understand correctly, PAGA is mostly a collective of extremely independent ministries. Basically a means for a minister to be ordained without him having to be under the oversight of another minister or to answer to any representative body.


May 22nd, 2011

Oh, “scientific interference with natural human progeny”!

Whhere does the Bible say “Thou shalt not use assisted reproduction”?

Ken R

May 23rd, 2011

I noticed in the list it doesn’t say anything about divorce/remarriage. Or would that fall under adultery?

Reed Boyer

May 23rd, 2011

Dear Jim Burroway:

“Lively’s Lies” is excellent, wonderful, copiously well-documented (right down to noting Lively’s re-editings and other attempts at alteration), and leaves me with insufficient superlatives.

It is good. Randy Shilts good. I can say nothing higher than that.

I love you madly; keep up the awesome work of writing – and of life.

Richard Rush

May 23rd, 2011

Jim, that’s an excellent article.

. . . he [Lively] is the oldest of six children, and his father developed a mental illness when Lively was young. Lively himself became an alcoholic at the age of twelve. For the next sixteen years, he said, he couldn’t hold a job. He slept under bridges and begged for money on the streets. A brother and a sister, he said, “went into homosexuality,” and another sister “wasn’t able to enter into marriage until she was in her forties because of the pain of the family life that we had.

Well, at least he and his five siblings can be thankful they had the benefit of having the coveted mom and a dad that we hear so much about. Imagine how much worse their upbringing would have been if their parents had been a gay couple.

I can’t help suspecting there is a lot more to this and the rest of his story. It seems that we only know what he chose to present publicly about his early life. And we already know he’s a chronic liar.

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