Ugandan activists travel to U.S. seeking trial of anti-gay pastor
Africa / Americas

Ugandan activists travel to U.S. seeking trial of anti-gay pastor

Yesterday, after traveling from Uganda to the United States, 12 LGBTI rights activists pressed their case that anti-gay Pastor Scott Lively should go on trial for human rights violations for his role in pushing for Uganda’s now-defunct Anti-Homosexuality Act. “Lively worked to erase LGBTI Ugandans from civil and political life,” said Rutgers University law professor … Continue reading

Nov. 9 invitation: Gather to support trial of anti-gay pastor
Africa / Americas

Nov. 9 invitation: Gather to support trial of anti-gay pastor

[Republished] Opponents of the work of anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively are hoping for a courtroom full of LGBTI rights supporters on Wednesday, Nov. 9, the rescheduled date for the next court hearing in the case against Lively on charges of crimes against humanity. The federal lawsuit against Lively was filed by the Center for Constitutional … Continue reading

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Comic preview of serious Ugandan human rights case

Today this blog republishes an accurate comic-strip-style presentation of  “The Case Against Scott Lively,” the anti-gay American pastor who is being sued in federal court for human rights abuses. The public is invited to attend (rescheduled) oral arguments in the case starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday,  Nov. 9, at U.S. District Court, Suite 120, 300 State … Continue reading

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Scott Lively, US anti-gay evangelist to stand trial

Scott Lively, the anti-gay evangelist who helped to draft Uganda’s “kill the gays” law, is likely to be tried for crimes against humanity in the US State of Massachusetts. Although the law, as passed by the Ugandan Parliament, was deemed unconstitutional by Uganda’s Supreme Court, Parliamentarians have drafted a new, almost identical bill under consideration … Continue reading

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U.S. judge will dismiss Uganda gay rights suit?

Comments from federal Judge Michael A. Ponsor cast doubts on the prospects for success in Ugandan LGBT activists’ lawsuit against anti-gay pastor Scott Lively, whom they accuse of committing crimes against humanity in Uganda. Preliminary arguments in the case were heard Jan. 7 in the federal court in Springfield, Mass., where Lively argued for dismissal. … Continue reading

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Ugandan activists confront anti-gay pastor in U.S. court

This is the press release from the Center for Constitutional Rights about today’s court action in the lawsuit charging anti-gay pastor Scott Lively with crimes against humanity during his trips to Uganda to push for a draconian anti-homosexuality law there. Federal Judge Michael A. Ponsor took the case under advisement. Federal Court Hears Persecution Case Against … Continue reading

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On Twitter, #StoptheHate means respect LGBTs (and pop stars)

Today’s Twitter campaign in support of LGBT activists’ lawsuit against evangelist Scott Lively is under way.  Below are some of the campaign’s early tweets, which use the hashtag #stopthehate. One confusion has developed, however: Pop culture fans are using the same hashtag in other contexts, especially in discussions of the apparent breakup of the “Haylor” … Continue reading

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Uganda LGBTs’ allies to gather for U.S. trial of anti-gay pastor

Activists working for LGBT rights in Uganda are calling for supporters to rally in Springfield, Mass., on Monday morning, Jan. 7, when the U.S. District Court will consider activists’ case against evangelist Scott Lively. Lively, the founder of Abiding Truth Ministries, is accused of crimes against humanity during trips to Uganda when he encouraged anti-gay … Continue reading