Antigay activist and Christian extremist Scott Lively appears to be up shit creek and in desperate need of a paddle… and some Benjamin Franklins.
In a new memo sent to his dwindling list of supporters, many of whom he insinuates are dying from old age, the founder of Abiding Truth Ministries begs for financial assistance as he struggles to keep his hate organization afloat while simultaneously fighting charges of crimes against humanity.
As you may remember, Lively was one of the leading voices behind Uganda’s infamous “Kill the Gays” bill in 2009 that sought to arrest and murder gay people in the African country.
In 2012, a federal lawsuit was filed against Lively accusing him of violating international law by promoting the genocide of Uganda’s gay population. Lively called the lawsuit “ridiculous” and tried several times to have it thrown out. Now, after officially exhausting all of his options, the case is going to trial and so he’s seeking help from his fellow gay-hating Christians.
“My friends, SMUG v Lively is truly a David v Goliath battle,” the memo begins. “I’m running 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.”
He then goes on to say that the majority of his supporters are “mostly elderly” and won’t be around much longer. Not only that, but he’s having extreme “difficulty” reaching new followers “due to the success of the anti-Lively propaganda.”
“Frankly, I question whether [Abiding Truth Ministries] 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,” the memo continues.
In another letter, Lively claims he has “paid a heavy price for the authority with which I speak, and I urge you to give credence to my testimony.”
“Let us all pray,” Lively concludes, “that 2016 will be the year when the LGBT global campaign to homosexualize the world will finally be turned back.”