Scott Lively ‘not unhappy’ that Uganda’s anti-gay law was struck down

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Surprisingly, anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively is “not unhappy” that Uganda’s anti-gay law was struck down.

Last Friday, the country’s Constitutional Court struck down the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, finding that the speaker of Parliament acted illegally by moving ahead with a vote on the law despite at least three lawmakers objecting to a lack of quorum.

Lively is thought to have been instrumental in the law’s composition, addressing an anti-homosexuality conference in Uganda just before the law was first drafted.

However, in an article for Barbwire the American pastor – who is due to stand trial for Crimes Against Humanity for his role in encouraging anti-gay laws – claimed he was “not unhappy” the law was struck down.

He said: “I am not unhappy that the Ugandan law as written has been nullified.

“I have always said it was too harsh and did not emphasize prevention and therapy for homosexual disorder.

“The law’s enactment and quick repeal conclusively demonstrate that Ugandans can think for themselves, are capable of self-governance, and do not need ‘enlightened’ Marxists and homosexual militants from the West to shape their public policy and uphold the rule of law.”

He added: “The maliciously deceitful attempt by the global ‘gay’ movement and its media allies to paint Uganda as a pariah state filled with hateful bigots […] is simply a disgusting modern example of the same blood libel’ used against the Jews by the Nazis.”

Lively, who is running for governor of Massachusetts, earlier this year called for homosexuality to be classed as a ‘mental illness’.