Please, deliver Uganda from Scott Lively.
I'm sure to many Oregonians, this name is familiar. For those who are scratching their heads, Lively used to be the communications director for the Oregon Citizens Alliance. The Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA) is a conservative Christian political activist organization, founded by Lon Mabon. It was founded in 1986 as a vehicle to challenge then-Senator Bob Packwood who was a little too liberal for their Republican tastes.
Back to Uganda. The Ugandan government wants to put people to death if they are accused of homosexuality, are HIV-positive, and asserts that they may be extradited for punishment back to Uganda, and includes penalties for individuals, companies, media organizations, or non-governmental organizations that support GLBT rights. This bill is said to have been influenced by American Evangelical Christians who have claimed homosexuality is a direct threat to African families.
Guess who went to visit the Ugandans? Scott Lively. From the Eugene Register-Guard:
...Lively has surfaced again, this time in Uganda where The New York Times reports that Lively and two other U.S. fundamentalist Christians gave a series of talks last March warning about “the gay agenda” and the threat they said homosexuals pose to Bible-based values and the traditional African family. Thousands of Ugandans, including national politicians, police officers and teachers, attended the three-day presentation by Lively, who has written several books against homosexuality; Caleb Lee Brundidge, a self-described former gay man who leads “healing seminars,” and Don Schmierer, a board member of Exodus International, whose mission is “mobilizing the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality.”
Sigh. He's done attempting to hurt Oregonians and now is taking his show worldwide.