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Scott Lively Hired A Convicted Child Rapist To Manage His Teen-Friendly Coffee Shop

If Scott Lively can tell that some of the daytime patrons at his new coffee house are students from the nearby high school, he says he’ll ask them whether they’re supposed to be in school and nudge them to return to their classes. But what if they just want to hang out with the manager who’s a convicted sex offender?

Giving out free coffee to anyone who wants it is Lively’s new gimmick at the Holy Grounds coffee house on State Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. You see, the place is actually a religious center that just happens to serve java. And Lively, one of the biggest supporters of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill and a Class A prick, thinks that getting kids hopped up on caffeine might be one way to keep them from becoming gay. But, what’s this? The manager of the cafe served time for sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl?

It’s not that I have anything wrong with convicted monster Michael Frediani, who lives in an apartment above the coffee house, trying to get a second chance at life with a stable job. But hearing that police arrested him today for failing to register as a Level 2 sex offender after moving to Springfield on Jan. 1 is, uh, cause for concern. Identifying himself as a “volunteer manager” and using the name “Michael Free” during an interview on Friday, Frediani served less than three years for “deviate sexual intercourse” with a 10-year-old girl in 1995. Frediani arrived from New York, which classified him as a Level 3 sex offender (i.e. likely to commit another offense).

So we’ve got one type of monster (Lively has claimed the “Nazi Party was conceived, organized and controlled … by masculine-oriented male homosexuals”) hiring another while handing out free coffee, tea, and chocolate to kids. Lovely.

And in a terribly unfortunate word choice, when interviewed on Friday Frediani said that as many as 30 young people have been in Holy Grounds at once, and that “The presence of God is here right now. I invite God to touch them and he does.” So long as it’s God, and not you.

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  • Miss Gentle

    Besides the obvious disgust of this story, what’s the deal with Frediani being a Class 3 sex offender in NY and only a Class 2 in Massachusetts? If he’s tried, convicted and branded “likely to” molest and rape again in one state, that should carry over elsewhere.

  • kayla

    Well it was a 10 year old GIRL…thankfully this man had the good sense not to have sex with an adult male…now that would be unforgivable and disgusting……

  • D P

    You GO, Queerty! Unmask the hypocrisy!

  • D P

    @Miss Gentle: That happens because of the disparity of enacted legislation, one venue compared to another. The difference may very well have been due to the age category of the minor, as regarded one state versus the other state.

    BTW, that’s just my two cent’s worth; I’m not a legal expert.

  • tallest

    I am tempted to egg this mans coffee shop and knee him in the balls. But I won’t. Cuz I’m lazy and it’s cold outside.

  • Blake J

    @kayla: Exactly what I was going to point out. As long as HE violated a FEMALE, it is acceptable!

  • Kev C

    “I’ve only known him a few months,” Lively said. “He strikes me as a vey kind and gentle and honorable man.”

    That’s funny because Michael Frediani only moved to Springfield two weeks ago and immediately moved in above the shop and began managing. Makes you wonder if Mike and Scott weren’t partners in opening a shop together for school kids.

  • Brentinpdx

    Scott Lively, what a piece human excrement!

  • Wyatt

    Let’s just all assume this man is evil and damn him without ever knowing whether he’s been rehabilitated, regrets what he did, or even know the slightest thing about the context of his crime just because he’s associated with a bigot.

    Sounds kind of bigoted.

    inb4 OMGWTFBBQ HE’S A TOTAL PEDO HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT. I’m a douche, that’s how.

  • deardouche


    you know what – you might be right,
    he could be rehabilitated, have regrets, etc…
    absolutely – he might never do it again


    that does not mean he should be anywhere near a minor
    that he should work in any capacity with teenagers


    that Lively, who supposedly wants to protect children would hire such a person, and that – said person would be dishonest regarding his past

    raises red flags.

  • Joe-sf

    I sent the following email to Scott.  His email address is [email protected].

    Hi Scott,

    Just read that you have been harboring a child molester at your christian coffee house. Also read that you’ve been cited for encouraging children to skip school.

    Got to say that I’m not surprised. Although you christians like to claim that gays are pedophiles, peer reviewed social science since the 1980s has shown that gay men are responsible for only 3-5 percent of child molestation. The rest is committed overwhelming by men who are only attracted to children (gender seems to be irrelevant) and straight men (again gender seems to be irrelevant). If you find it difficult to believe that straight men rape boys, just consider prison populations: men rape men all the time as an expression of dominance. I imagine a similar thing is going on when straight men rape children.

    And from all indications, it seems that christian straight men are more inclined to child molestation than others. Which brings me to my question: are you a child molester? You’re straight. You’re christian. You harbor child molesters. You encourage children to stay in your coffee house and to skip school by giving them gifts (christian pins, I believe). All of this seems rather suspect, wouldn’t you agree?

    My other question is this: is your anti-gay rhetoric and actions a smoke screen so that the general public will not suspect you of being a molester? By blaming gay men for this hideous behavior are you trying divert attention from you, a straight, christian man?

    Gotta say, it seems awfully suspicious.

    Kisses and Hugs

  • matthew

    good job Joe!!

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  • Taylor Siluwé

    @Joe-sf: Yes, good one Joe. But Lively, Porno Pete Labarbera and other gay-obsessed kooks always distort those stats by saying that since gays are such a small percentage of the population, and as such our figures are actually higher. They love playing with numbers to get their desired outcome.

    But with this revelation, do we have a self-loathing monster projecting his own pervasion on the gay community? Have we found the root of Lively’s fanaticism? The good people of Springfield better keep him under the microscope.

    And when is someone going to arrest Scott for inciting genocide by spreading his lies, distortions and pseudo-science? Why aren’t there demonstrations everywhere this monster goes?

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