Scott Lively Wants To Be Governor of Massachusetts

Uganda Gay Rights Lawsuit

Apparently, being a defendant in a crimes against humanities case isn’t good enough for antigay crusader Scott Lively. He also wants to be governor of Massachusetts. In a statement on his website, Lively says he is “convinced that I should run,” and will enter the race as an independent. (Presumably, even the GOP isn’t crazy enough to accept him.)

Massachusetts is one of the most liberal states in the nation and one of the first to legalize marriage equality, so Lively would have a better chance of winning as an entrant in the Kentucky Derby. He admits as much in his statement. “I expect to often be asked by reporters what I think my prospects are for winning this election,” Lively writes. “To this I reply that it would take a miracle from God for Scott Lively to become Governor of Massachusetts — and I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

As for Lively’s platform—do you have to ask? “The people of this state need a candidate who can clearly and unapologetically articulate Biblical values without fear or compromise. They need a candidate who will tell the simple truth that abortion is murder, and homosexuality is condemned by God (but that Jesus forgives and heals those who repent).”

Lively has been focused more on other countries of late, successfully promoting virulent homophobia in Russia and Uganda. It’s hard to imagine that his message will play nearly as well in the Bay State. Good thing, however, that he’s not a resident of the deep South, or we might have had to call him governor after all.

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  • Charles175

    Whatever spirit Scott Lively has inside him it is not of the spirit of God. For the spirit of God was in Christ and this is the spirit of love, a spirit of love this man does not have. The spirit within him is a liar.

  • CivicMinded

    “Massachusetts … one of the first to legalize marriage equality”

    No. MA WAS THE FIRST!!!!! The rest of you owe us.

  • Gordon

    Don’t know abut your God, Scotty, but my God is gonna smack the S**t out of you for using His name!

  • TheNewEnergyDude

    Governor of Massachusetts??

    Hahahahahahahahahaha. Good luck with that, Scott.

  • Taliaferro

    He’s a Dominionist and wants to turn our republic into a theocracy.

  • Jayson

    Poor thing. He must be confusing Mass with the south

  • CeciliaRooney

    my Aunty Emily recently got a stunning gold Volkswagen from only workin part time on a pc… this article,,,

  • Dwik27

    Massachusetts was not “one of the first” states to legalize gay marriage. It was THE FIRST to legalize gay marriage. It was also the second state to pass a statewide civil rights bill protecting gay and lesbian citizens and it was the first state to elect an openly gay candidate to elected office (the first openly homosexual candidate to win elected office was Elaine Noble who was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives – Harvey Milk, was later elected to the San Fran Board of Supervisors).

  • BJ McFrisky

    @Jayson: And you obviously confused your comment with an attempt at wit.

  • John

    Good job Scott!!!

    Keep up all of the good work!!!

    N O …,



    “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot they did eat, they drank, they bought, they

    sold, they planted, they builded;

    But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and

    destroyed t h e m all.”

    Jesus—God Himself; Luke 17:28-29


    R E P E N T …,

    N O W !!!

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