Scott Lively brags about partnership with Russian Orthodox Church while pushing hate, pimping his book, and posing for the TV cameras… in Russia!
By Cathy Kristofferson, October 18, 2013
American Evangelical anti-gay hate monger Scott Lively is currently “on a one-week mission to bolster the Russian pro-family movement” in Russia, he reports on his blog today. He is happy to relay “Re-Christianized Russia Now Defending Biblical Values.”
So much for the United States stopping the export of homophobia by American Evangelicals. Lively is freely pushing hate, pimping his book, and posing for the TV cameras. To me, this is an interesting way to campaign for Governor of Massachusetts.
First stop on Lively’s latest hate tour of Russia was to the planning meeting for the World Congress of Families VIII due to take place in Moscow next year September 2014. Lively even got a tour of the Kremlin where the conference will open.
The World Congress of Families (WCF) is a Rockford, Illinois-based conservative group who provided support for the ‘gay propaganda’ laws in both Russia and the Ukraine. The WCF is also the group exposed last week as the ones who brought NOM’s Brian Brown to Russia to testify for the bill banning adoptions by gay couples and single people in countries that allow marriage equality. They have their sights on more anti-gay hate in the Ukraine. No doubt Scott Lively will be in the mix as Ukraine was one of the countries on his 2006-7 tour of former Soviet Union countries.
Next stop on Lively’s tour was a TV appearance pushing his hate for all things “homosexual” on Archpriest Dimitri Smirnov’s television show. Smirnov is head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch‘s Commission on the Family.
Back in early September, Lively posted about “The Rainbow Belongs God” and not those gays. He reported how “the “gays” hope to lay claim to exclusive global use of God’s rainbow as a symbol of homosexuality“. But fear not, because Scott has a plan to reclaim the rainbow for the Christians. They will do it at the Sochi Olympics with the whole world watching no less! (I wonder how they themselves will not be arrested for gay propaganda?)
Lively now believes his lobbying has succeeded and the Archpriest is “very supportive of my Rainbow strategy for the Winter Olympics and thinks it has a chance of being implemented.”
The most lucrative stop, and dare I say a clear reason for the visit, is the news that “Father Dimitri has also offered to help me find a publisher for the Russian version of The Pink Swastika.” No doubt, as Lively claims, “[g]iven the Russian attitude about homosexuality, and the still-fresh memories of Nazism in the Russian population, this book has significant potential to further harden resolve against the homosexualization of Russia and the countries in its orbit.” See OBLOGDEE’s recent coverage of Lively and his pack of lies ‘The Pink Swastika’ novel here and here.
Once again I am wondering who will be the Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) of Russia. Who will be the ones to sue Lively for his active persecution against gays? Once again Scott Lively is publicly bragging about his export of homophobia, both past, present and of course his intent to continue to contribute and promote an ongoing persecution of the LGBT community in Russia and “its orbits” as he has since his first visits over a decade ago.
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