Scott Lively

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Scott Lively is an anti-gay activist, the president of Abiding Truth Ministries and the author of a number of homophobic books and articles including a book titled The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party. The book's description says it is about "The role of homosexuality in the rise and rule of Nazism and the alarming implications for our nation." Other articles he has authored include Why and How to Defeat the 'Gay' Movement, Defeating “Gay” Arguments With Simple Logic, and The Legal Liabilities Associated with Homosexuality in California Public Schools. He has spoken about these beliefs around the world, including in Uganda, and has appeared on the Fox Netwok show Hannity and Colmes, Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson, The Today Show, 700 Club, CNBC's The Real Story, the AFA Radio Network, and the USA Radio Network. He is based in Sacramento, California. He bills himself as "One of the most knowledgeable and articulate opponents of the homosexual agenda in America."[1] In the past he was the state director of the California branch of the American Family Association and a spokesman for the Oregon Citizens Alliance. In 2006, Lively met with Latvian pastor Alexey Ledyaev to form an international anti-gay organization called Watchmen on the Walls, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has dubbed a hate group. wiki [1]

He features in Arkady Mamontov 's anti-gay so-called documentary Sodom.

Involvement stimulating in Uganda's anti-homosexual legislation

Scott Lively advised the Ugandan Parliament on the issue of homosexuality in March, 2009. The parliament subsequently produced a bill that would have punished Ugandan homosexuals with imprisonment or the death penalty. He subsequently said he thought that penalty was too harsh. Lively bills himself as a "human rights advocate." [2]


He received his JD degree from Trinity Law School (year unknown).

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External resources

He operates a Web site called Defend the, to "defend the natural family, marriage and family values"


Abiding Truth Ministries
P.O. Box 2373
Springfield MA 01101


  1. Scott Douglas Lively Scott Douglas Lively Biographical brochure/flier, accessed March 28, 2010
  2. Abiding Truth Ministries Defend The Family Intl Endorses Revised Uganda Bill, Press release, January 10, 2010