By Cathy Kristofferson, September 23, 2013
Today Scott Lively suffered another defeat in his quest to have the Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit brought against him by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) dismissed. As we reported here on OBLOGDEE, the Federal Court in Springfield ruled against Lively on August 14th to deny his first Motion To Dismiss, which was heard in court January 2013, and referred the case for pretrial scheduling.
A few weeks after the first denial, Lively’s defense team filed an Interlocutory Appeal (an appeal of a ruling made before the trial itself has concluded) trying to once again have the case dismissed. Lively tried again to re-try the same arguments the court rejected at trial: 1) The Alien Tort Statue does not apply, 2) No substantial grounds proving persecution, and 3) all of Lively’s actions are nothing but free speech.
Last Friday, The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an opposition response. Today the court with rapid turnaround promptly denied Lively’s latest Motion To Dismiss.
Today’s ruling by Judge Posner follows Lively’s recent media stunts once again declaring “homosexuality is the moral issue of the End Times”. Lively also called the defendant’s in the Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit, SMUG, not the coalition of human rights defenders that they are but rather “a handful of Ugandan homosexuals and are really just dupes.”
Lively depicted SMUG’s legal counsel CCR as:
“They are very powerful, they are heavily funded, absolutely dedicated, these are ideologues, these are the hard-left, Marxist ideologues and I am their primary—I am the most visible symbol of opposition to the gay agenda right now in the United States.”
Even as Lively whines about CCR and lead counsel Pam Spees, who Scott Lively calls out by name, notice he can’t help bragging believing himself the number one enemy of the so-called ‘gay agenda’ (or what I like to call the fight for full federal equality).
Hear the full interview audio here.
Lively’s massive ego aside, that is exactly how he has depicted himself for years on his own blog site – Example A is his 2011 “RSVP to the LGBTs” where he opens stating unequivocally:
“I am Pastor Scott Lively and it has been my mission for 25 years to work against the “gay” agenda. I am probably one of your best-known opponents in this world.”
Today, Lively posted a shiny new update to his upcoming “SPECIAL 5TH EDITION” of The Pink Swastika’s Chapter 3 THE HOMOSEXUAL ROOTS OF FASCISM. The book is his fictional depiction of the gay men in Hitler’s inner circle who he claims actually helped mastermind the Holocaust.
Lively is soliciting comments over on his website, so if you have some thoughts to share, why not head on over to his site at scottlively dot net.