Which Comes First: Scott Lively’s Gubernatorial Campaign Or His Trial For Crimes Against Humanity?

scott-livelyProving that democracy doesn’t always have a sense of smell, Scott Lively, the leading exporter of homophobia in the U.S., has qualified to be on the November ballot as a candidate for governor in Massachusetts. Somehow, Lively collected the necessary number of signatures, suggesting that 10,000 Massachusetts residents will sign anything put in front of them.

Lively is already on the campaign trail, broadening his repertoire to sound like any other right-wing Republican. In response to a newspaper query to the candidates about the situation in Ferguson, MO, Lively complained that “Ferguson is the latest incident where equal justice has surrendered to mob rule in deference to skin-color.” At a candidate’s forum Wednesday, he attacked Obamacare as “socialized medicine.” The audience promptly booed him, underscoring that Lively’s chance of success is roughly on par with his odds of winning RuPaul‘s Drag Race.

In the meantime, Lively has other issues competing for his attention. It’s just one year ago that he was ordered to stand trial for crimes against humanity because of his involvement in Uganda’s kill-the-gays legislation. The suit is in the discovery phase and Lively has failed in all of his attempts to get the suit dismissed. At some point, the trial moves forward, and instead of a candidate’s forum, Lively will find himself in the more fitting environs of a court room.


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    Aren’t ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ felonies? I thought a felon could not run for or hold public office.

  • Saint Law

    I’m waiting for the day somebody takes this insane self-loather out – preferably himself – just so I can see the headline: A LOT LESS LIVELY.

  • DickieJohnson

    IMO, of all the insane, gay-hating, T~RDS, this one stinks the worst. His complicity in the Uganda kill-the-gays legislation is truly dispicable, and I hope his trial moves along to his destruction.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    If he runs as a Republican, his party will see these crimes as a huge positive! He may even get buckets of Citizens United dollars from billionaires longing for the 1700’s.

  • NoCagada

    @1EqualityUSA: while they secretly suck dick and take it up the ass…

  • 1EqualityUSA

    NoCagada, No, I was talking about politicians, not clergy!

  • frenchjr25

    Seeing that there are more than 6.5 million residents in Massachusetts maybe the number of required signatures needs to be raised.

  • Jim Guinnessey

    Scott Deadly must have significant bigoted right wing bucks if he wants a political run. This idiot should be tarred and feathered today for his criminal acts but he has managed to tap into the wallets of the haters out there. Another phony posing as a minister.

  • Stefano

    Americans can do what ever they want outside their country…they are always heroes when they come back. LOL

  • Matt G

    A felony will get you barred from office but crimes against humanity will get you a parade- hell, look at Kissinger

  • DarkZephyr

    @Stefano: Heroes to who? This b*stard is no hero to me.

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