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Scott Lively Mulls Run for Massachusetts Governor

Jim Burroway

November 14th, 2012

He tried this before, but it didn’t work out so well. So he’s trying again. Seriously.

Pastor Scott Lively of Springfield today announced the formation of a committee to explore the possibility of a run for the governorship of Massachusetts.  A fifth generation Bay Stater, born and raised in the Village of Shelburne Falls, Pastor Lively was for many years a Christian missionary and social activist in various parts of the world, based primarily in Oregon and California.  In 2008, following a year-long speaking tour through eight countries of the former Soviet Union, he and his wife Anne moved back to Massachusetts to start a mission to the poor and disadvantaged in inner-city Springfield.  They bought a home in the heart of the troubled McNight neighborhood and opened a church and ministry center called Holy Grounds Coffee House, strategically located on State Street between the Downtown and Mason Square areas, to serve the homeless and street populations of the city.

…Pastor Lively is an internationally recognized authority on biblical values in public policy, serving as an educator, trainer and consultant to church, community and government leaders in more than 30 countries, and as a media figure in more than 700 radio and television interviews here at home.  He is known as the “Father of the Ugandan Homosexual Movement” for his work in that country, and his efforts in Russia, Eastern Europe and the Baltics have strengthened both the Christian church and social resistance to the homosexualization of those regions. [Emphasis added].

I am officially speechless.

Update: He has now updated his faux-pas into something equally paternalistic: “He is known as the “Father of the Ugandan Pro-Family Movement” for his work in that country…” Still speechless.



November 14th, 2012 | LINK

I’ll admit I’m hoping he runs and wins the primaries. His Democrat opponent would waltz to victory.

November 14th, 2012 | LINK

I agree with you tav. I think that even the GOP realize they could never win with Lively.

Really though “Father of the Ugandan Homosexual Movement” is so weird.

November 14th, 2012 | LINK

Good. The more money he siphons off from the nutjobs to pay for his quixotic campaign the better. I sincerely hope that AFA, FRC, NOM and the other usual suspects pour in boatloads of cash. This will only enhance the schadenfreude after his defeat.

The Lauderdale
November 14th, 2012 | LINK

Scott “Father of the Ugandan Homosexual Movement” Lively.


Lindoro Almaviva
November 14th, 2012 | LINK

I love the fact that he calls himself the “Father of the Ugandan Homosexual Movement” like it is his proudest moment. Little does he know

November 14th, 2012 | LINK

What a fabulous idea!

November 14th, 2012 | LINK

It sounds like he’s made a career out of this idea of “homosexualization”, and it seems kind of obsessive. Also, the “Father of the Ugandan Homosexual Movement” tag sounds like it was coined by either a very clumsy publicist, or a wonderfully subversive queer who wrote the copy.

November 14th, 2012 | LINK

How odd. This seems similar metaphorically to Romney trying to run for governor again on the platform he will remove his health care plan.

I say go waste your money, and become the poster boy for MA of what sort of maniacal human NEVER to vote for.

November 14th, 2012 | LINK

I hereby dub him Scott Deadly.

November 15th, 2012 | LINK

OK let me get this straight: He’s an “internationally recognized authority on Biblical Values and Public Policy” AND the “Father of the Ugandan Homosexual movement” (I don’t know how those things belong in the same paragraph) but I would most likely never have heard of him without this web site??

I guess “International recognition” ain’t what it used to be.

David Weintraub
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

I think they left out a word in his title.

November 15th, 2012 | LINK

I hope he runs and theows every penny he has or can raise into the campaign.

November 15th, 2012 | LINK

Am I the only one who gets a really bad creepy vibe off of Scott Lively?

November 15th, 2012 | LINK

lay low. lay low. Then when hes running just against the Democrat you start pulling his dirty diapers to the front line.

100% win probability.

November 15th, 2012 | LINK

From Mr Lively’s writing’s we learn that anti-gay laws are just a means by militant butch homosexuals to cement their power and as a convenient means to suppress knowledge of their own perversions. On a superficial reading he appears to condemn such “butch” factions. Yet he seeks to replicate historical examples of them.

However, the attack against the [Magnus Hirschfeld’s Sex Research] Institute was not motivated solely by the Nazi enmity against effeminate homosexuals. It was an attempt to cover up the truth about rampant homosexuality and other perversions in the Nazi Party.

He is indeed the Father of Ugandan Homosexuality (butch faction). And he’s keen to enact laws against homosexuality everywhere as a means to hide his own truth and serve his ultimate political interests. He’s made a close study of it. His analysis has been published under the title, The Pink Swastika.

Diogenes Arktos
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

Lively is a pseudo-historian who wrote the widely discredited “The Pink Swastika” about homosexuals and Nazi German. Neil only scratched the surface.

ss wilson
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

DA, you’re echoing the standard “widely discredited” talking point on The Pink Swastika. I have read the book and find it highly documented, including the newly released chapter 1 of the 5th edition. Instead of repeating a lie, how about reading the book and doing your own research? Try to find something which it not true. Much of the documentation is by homosexual activists, so are they wrong?

Jeff Baker
November 15th, 2012 | LINK

So, the chain leads from Chic Fil A to Scott Lively to the legislation in Uganda that calls for killing gays.

November 16th, 2012 | LINK

ss wilson, if you don’t know why his work is called “widely discredited,” then you haven’t read “The Annotated Pink Swastika.” It’s freely available online, you should give it a go.

Richard Rush
November 16th, 2012 | LINK

It may mean nothing, but I couldn’t help noticing that commenter-Wilson’s first two initials are SS.

November 16th, 2012 | LINK

Does anyone know any news about the lawsuit where he is accused of crimes against humanity? Shouldn’t there have been some movement on that by now?

November 16th, 2012 | LINK

I’m with you Steve! His hate speech at the minimum has resulted in increased persecution of homosexuals and in the case of Uganda by Christmas his speech may result in homosexuals being jailed or murdered! He most assuredly is guilty of crimes against humanity! I think he is positively evil! And if I can’t yell “fire” in a crowded can he be allowed to do worse? He spreads his hate speech with the full knowledge of the outcome! I am amazed he has supporters in this country…but then ignorance knows no bounds or boundaries. I would love to see him on trial for Crimes against Humanity!! And I am emailing a number of people such as Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews etc as I would like to see Scott Lively and all Politican’s who support him dragged into the light! He needs to have the spotlight of the National Media brought down upon him and every politician who supports him needs to be outted as the hate mongers they are!

November 17th, 2012 | LINK

I am tired of this mad man. Let him spend all of his money and I hope that the spot light is put on this cockroach. People will recognize the hate that he spreads and will reject him and his crazy followers.

Donny D.
November 17th, 2012 | LINK

tavdy79 wrote,

I’ll admit I’m hoping he runs and wins the primaries. His Democrat opponent would waltz to victory.

I think Lively has virtually no chance of winning the Republican party primary for statewide office in Massachusetts.

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