This morning the Boston Globe published an update on the SMUG v Lively lawsuit which accuses me of “Crimes Against Humanity” for preaching against homosexuality in Uganda.
Conservatives know all too well that our Leftist counterparts in the LGBT movement are shameless liars who will use any means available to them to destroy those who oppose their selfish agenda. But never in the modern world has any pro-family advocate faced the level of malicious persecution that I have.
I have great sympathy for the bakers, printers and other small business owners who have been closed down through the outrageous abuse of domestic anti-discrimination laws by “gay” activists. For government employees whose rights of conscience are callously trampled. For students at every grade level whose attempts to affirm natural family values in the classroom are penalized and suppressed. And for therapeutic ministries whose work to help young sex-abuse victims reorient to heterosexual normalcy has been criminalized by tyrannical Democrat-controlled state legislatures. These are clear examples of persecution of Christians (and Torah-faithful Jews).
But none of these approach the level of persecution that I have faced since 2009 when the international LGBT network picked me to be their scapegoat for the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB).
Although I never advocated hatred or violence against homosexuals there or anywhere, and from the beginning opposed the AHB as overly harsh and draconian. And although there has been nothing in Uganda’s opposition to the LGBT lobby that remotely resembles “Crimes Against Humanity” (e.g. torture, murder, concentration camps or genocide). And although SMUG has not provided a single piece of evidence linking me to any specific incidents of alleged persecution of homosexuals in Uganda…
…despite these essential facts, my name and this ministry have been (globally) maliciously characterized as a force of evil in the world comparable to Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich for whom the category of “Crimes Against Humanity” was invented at Nuremberg. Their propaganda campaign has been so extensive, and echoed across such a wide swath of the “elite” leftist media (The New York Times, The Guardian in England, The National Post in C, ABC Nightly News, etc) that even many conservative Christians pastors in America (who should know better) have believed it. And since March of 2012 I have suffered under the emotional strain and operational burden of a landmark federal lawsuit (whose presuppositions and implications are central to Leftist goals and ideology both domestically and internationally), in a Massachusetts District Court, against a team of 14 lawyers. If they prevail, they could saddle me with potentially millions of dollars of debt in damages and attorney fees — and an injunction intended to silence my pro-family advocacy forever. (Thank God for Liberty Counsel, and my brilliant attorney Harry Mihet, who are fighting hard and so well against overwhelming odds).
Meanwhile, the laughably misnamed Center for Constitutional Rights which is driving this lawsuit, is raking in untold fundraising riches from every corner of the leftist universe as the “heroic defenders of the persecuted Ugandan homosexuals.” That’s on top of what they’re getting from George Soros and other left-wing mega-donors, who are undoubtedly delighted with this case.
My friends, SMUG v Lively is truly a David v Goliath battle. I’m runing a one-man office on a shoestring budget of less than $120,000 per year, provided almost entirely by donations of $50 and $100 from average people. Our donor base is small, mostly elderly, and very difficult to expand due to the success of the anti-Lively propaganda. While Liberty Counsel has been funding our legal defense, this lawsuit has nevertheless caused us major financial hardship and seriously threatens our future.
Frankly, I question whether ATM will survive the decade without greater support from the individuals scattered across the society who recognize the danger of the LGBT agenda and are willing to stand with us financially against it. That can only happen if the people who already support us encourage their like-minded friends and allies to donate to us. (Urge them to review our website and my blog – below – to recognize our value to the movement.)
It will also require that some of our elderly supporters remember Abiding Truth Ministries in their wills and other planned-giving documents.
Tiny Abiding Truth Ministries is one of the most feared and hated pro-family organizations in the world, as the intensity of the LGBT attacks attest. Not because we do what they accuse us of (you know they ALWAYS lie), but because we know more about the history, strategies and tactics of their movement than just about anyone on our side, and we’re dedicated to empowering and equipping pro-family advocates around the world with that knowledge.
There is really no other ministry that does quite what we do, and it is up to you whether we survive to continue our vital work.
Please give generously here: http://www.defendthefamily.com/help/donate.php
And please forward this email to individuals that you believe would join us as ministry partners, with your personal note of encouragement for them to do so.
For the Cause of Truth,
Dr. Scott Lively
PS. For more information see:
The Grotesque Persecution of Scott Lively
The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively