Scott Lively

President, Abiding Truth Ministries

—Former state director for the California branch of American Family Association, which Southern Poverty Law Center named a Hate Group; formed anti-gay Watchmen on the Walls group based in Latvia.

—Author of The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, which purports that the “Nazi Party was entirely controlled by militaristic male homosexuals throughout its short history.”

Satan behind LGBTQ rights: “Ultimately, the ‘gay’ agenda is simply a sub-plot of the larger Satanic agenda and now that LGBTQ goals appear nearly fully realized, the hidden hands behind them (both human and demonic) are coming into view. The puppet-masters who have made ‘gay’ supremacy possible have been working backward from the branch to the root to bring chaos out of order—the ultimate satanic goal: first confusion of sexuality as conduct, then confusion of marriage and family, then confusion of gender, and next confusion of what the Bible calls ‘kinds.’ It is not just the deconstruction of civilization but the dissolution of all boundaries between human and animal and machine, to produce creatures that are a blend of all three. We are witnessing the end-game before our very eyes but few recognize what they are seeing. What is next in the LGBTQ agenda is transhumanism, the redefinition of humanness and emergence of human/animal/machine chimeral forms. Satan is fashioning a final comprehensive counterfeit alternative to the creation over which Man finally assumes that he has accessed the Tree of Life and is persuaded that he is God, destroying himself and “goodness” itself in the process.”

—In the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting that killed 49 people, condemned the rainbow flag as blasphemous: “Today, in the cynical, opportunistic style of LGBTQ activists everywhere, the world’s most powerful nation has asked all the other nations of the world to join in its blasphemy of God by flying the rainbow flag in memory of the ‘gay on gay’ slaughter at the homosexual Pulse nightclub in Orlando. It is the responsibility of Christians (and Torah-believing Jews) everywhere to speak out against this defilement of God’s rainbow, and to demand that the LGBT movement cease and desist cloaking itself in His flag.”

Called for the criminalization of “the public advocacy of homosexuality.”

—Insisted homosexuality is the “harbinger of God’s wrath,” worse than any other sin.

Suggested President Obama is secretly gay.

—Said homosexuality should still be considered a mental disorder: “In 1973, after an intensive campaign of pressure and harassment by LGBT activists, the board of the American Psychological Association voted to remove homosexuality as a mental illness from their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), the ‘bible’ of mental health professionals. It was as if they opened Pandora’s Box and unleashed an invisible plague that attacks the reasoning centers in the brain. Now forty years later the evidence is overwhelming that the DSM should never have been modified. The only problem is that most of the people with the power to change it back are now homosexualists themselves, infected with the same disorder. God help us.” 

Compared current situation with President Obama, gays, and Democrats to the rise of the Nazis; says the EndTimes will have a gay element to it and that the rainbow flag is a symbol of that.

Is directly linked to anti-gay legislation in Uganda, which makes simply being gay punishable by life imprisonment, if not death. Said his 2009 conference in Kampala was a “nuclear bomb against the gay agenda in Uganda.

—Sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin saying “homosexualization” must be fought just so that we can “redeem the future of mankind from a Fascist Leviathan, just as we did in World War II.

—While defending Russia’s anti-gay laws, said homosexuality is the biggest point of contention between U.S. & Russia (/Ukraine): “Russia appears to be returning to it’s pre-Soviet understanding that humans are made in the image of God, and that our ‘rights,’ are really duties of respect and care for each other which are imposed on us by Him. This is why the first principle of both the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights is the protection of the Christian church, from which the very concept of modern human rights emerged. And this is why the greatest point of conflict between the U.S. and Russia is the question of homosexuality. (I believe even the conflict in Ukraine is being driven to a large extent by this issue, at least on the part of the Obama State Department and the homosexualist leaders of the E.U.).”

—Claimed homosexuality is the ultimate EndTimes sin, that it represents the “outer edge of rebellion against God,” and that gays are the devil’s “perfect foot soldiers.”

—Because of his intense influence and work in Uganda, has been blamed for the death of equality advocate David Kato.

—Claimed many gay people see and suffer from homosexuality as a “disorder“: “It is important to keep in mind that many homosexuals are unwilling and unhappy members of this ‘gay’ movement. For them homosexuality is not ‘gay’ (meaning happy and carefree), but SADD, which is the acronym for ‘Same-Sex Attraction Disorder,’ the condition with which they suffer. Even as we firmly resist the efforts of this destructive movement, we should not lose compassion for those who suffer from this terrible dysfunction.” 

—Agreed with Bryan Fischer that gays should be treated like intravenous drug users; says homosexuality is a “behavioral disorder” analogous to alcoholism.

—Inaccurately conflated bisexuality with polyamory; called bisexuals “the turd in the ‘gay wedding’ punch bowl.”

Warned parents about “poisonous” gays: “The ‘gay rights’ movement is not benign. Its history is a poisoned stream whose headwaters begin in the swamp of Sadean perversion and whose direction was set by the same people who created the Nazi Party. In America its course has run mostly through underground sewers until the past few decades when control of the movement fell into the hands of modern marketing experts who have hidden the truth under a white-washed facade of their own shrewd design. And it is this sugar-sweetened poison that is about to be spoon-fed to America’s public school students. It is a ‘gay’ Kool-Aid of dangerous lies and it is to our great shame that this once-Christian nation will allow these innocent children to consume it without so much as a whimper of protest.”

Said being gay should be criminalized like marijuana: “To reverse the current trend toward sexual anarchy, society will need to establish new public policies that actively discourage sex outside of marriage, including homosexuality. Such policies should be strong enough to prevent government from facilitating, endorsing or condoning sexual activity outside of marriage, but only as restrictive on personal liberties as necessary to maintain a family-centered culture. One model for such policy might be current laws in some states that criminalize marijuana usage but provide minimal sanctions for violations. People in these states may indulge themselves privately in this harmful conduct but cannot openly recruit others into their lifestyle or use the organs of government to advance their philosophy as normal and healthy.”

Said: “The gay movement is an evil institution that’s goal is to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity in which there’s no restrictions on sexual conduct except the principle of mutual choice.”

—Claimed homosexuality “portends the End Times” and implied that President Obama is the Antichrist who will oversee this end.


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