What Did Scott Lively Ever Do To You?

For the record, I have never advocated hatred or violence against anyone. I have never denied the Holocaust. I am a strong supporter of Israel and the Jewish people. I did address the Ugandan Parliament but spoke against the death penalty provision in their bill (which did not become law). I pastor one of the most racially integrated congregations in Springfield. I have never killed anyone. And I am internationally known for preaching against all sex outside of heterosexual marriage (including pedophilia). Three years ago, my wife and I came to Springfield as missionaries to teach by example how Biblical living can redeem a city. We live in one of the roughest inner-city neighborhoods and serve disadvantaged people as selflessly as we can. We gave up a lucrative and successful law practice in California to do this. It is not my choice to fight the culture war here. Though I am fully capable of defending the pro-family perspective, I would rather stay focused on helping to fix Springfield.

—Scott Lively, the pastor and coffee shop owner writing in a letter to the editor, would like to add Revisionist Historian to his CV

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  • Kev C

    Hey Scott, how about a nice big cup of STFU!

  • KC

    He is nuts and has been publicly so for years. He lived in Oregon for some time and was at the forefront of anti-gay sentiment over and over and over again. After repeated political losses there, he finally turned tail and left. It takes some digging, but there is lots of documentation about the hate he fomented as part of the Oregon Citizen’s Alliance.

  • SammySeattle

    “Never advocated hatred or violence against anyone” Yeah, ask Catherine Stauffer how that worked out for her.

  • Vivian


    Good points, KC!

    KC, I recall that there was a controversy about how Lively solicited funds to help him pay for law school in
    the mid 1990s. If I remember correctly, he claimed that
    the donations for his tuition could be considered
    tax deductible b/c his legal education was part of his
    “ministry”. I can’t find anything on this on the internet. Do you have anything on this?

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