Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively Loses on This One!

Appeals Court Bats Away Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively’s Attempt to Censor Judge This week the First Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed anti-gay extremist Scott Lively’s attempt to appeal a ruling from the district court to remove language that harshly criticized his role in the persecution of the LGBTI community in Uganda in the case Sexual … More Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively Loses on This One!

Court Smacks Scott Lively Across his Immoral Face while Dismissing SMUG Case on Jurisdictional Grounds

A Scathing Ruling, Court Affirms SMUG’s Charges Against U.S. Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively While Dismissing on Jurisdictional Ground  – Historic Case Has Broken New Legal Ground, Documented Lively’s Campaign of Persecution in Uganda June 6, 2017, New York – Yesterday, a federal court minced no words in affirming that U.S.-based anti-gay extremist Scott Lively aided and … More Court Smacks Scott Lively Across his Immoral Face while Dismissing SMUG Case on Jurisdictional Grounds

LGBT Ugandans Argue Against U.S. Hate Pastor in Federal Court

In Case Against U.S. Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively for His Role in LGBTI Persecution in Ugandan|  Lawsuit Charges Lively with Crime Against Humanity November 9, 2016, Springfield, MA – Today, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel, appeared in court to argue that a federal lawsuit against Abiding Truth Ministries … More LGBT Ugandans Argue Against U.S. Hate Pastor in Federal Court

Ugandan LGBTI Activists to Argue Case Against U.S. Anti-Gay Extremist in Federal Court

Sexual Minorities Uganda Lawsuit Charges Abiding Truth Ministries President Scott Lively with Persecution   | Oral Argument in Springfield, MA Wednesday, November 9, 11:00 AM Springfield, MA – On Wednesday, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel, will argue in a federal lawsuit against Abiding Truth Ministries President, Scott Lively. The … More Ugandan LGBTI Activists to Argue Case Against U.S. Anti-Gay Extremist in Federal Court

Expert Reports in Crimes Against Humanity Case of Christian Extremist Scott Lively

Reports Examine Atrocity Crimes, Minority Stress, International Law Today, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released three independent expert reports submitted in conjunction with SMUG’s lawsuit against the U.S.-based anti-gay extremist Scott Lively charging him with conspiring to persecute the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in Uganda. In … More Expert Reports in Crimes Against Humanity Case of Christian Extremist Scott Lively

New Ugandan Report on LGBT Persecution

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) has launched a report titled, “And That’s How I Survived Being Killed”: Testimonies of Human Rights Abuses from Uganda’s Sexual and Gender Minorities. The report is intended to document the many forms of persecution that LGBT identifying individuals in Uganda face. In this report, based on first-hand testimonies, Sexual Minorities Uganda … More New Ugandan Report on LGBT Persecution

Ugandan Porn King Pastor to Head Ugandan Committee Against Pornography

Uganda has put together what amounts to porn patrol and they are using a potty mouthed pastor, and known homosexuality hate peddler, to pound the pavement, seeking transgressors of a law that has sat idle for a couple of years! According to the Ugandan press the Information & National guidance minister, Gen. Jim Muhwezi, has … More Ugandan Porn King Pastor to Head Ugandan Committee Against Pornography

Scott Lively Speaks Brazenly About his Deposition in the SMUG Lawsuit

SMUG v. Lively is a federal U.S.A. lawsuit , brought by The Center for Constitutional Rights under The Alien Tort Statute, on behalf of a non-profit umbrella organization for LGBTI advocacy groups in Uganda against Scott Lively, a U.S.-based anti-gay extremist, for his role in the persecution of LGBTI people in Uganda, in particular his active … More Scott Lively Speaks Brazenly About his Deposition in the SMUG Lawsuit

Subpoena sought to force testimony in USA from eat da poo poo Martin Ssempa

Anti-Gay Ugandan Extremist Martin Ssempa is U.S. Citizen; | Testimony Sought in U.S. Court Case By Melanie Nathan, April 09, 2015. The Center for Constitutional Rights asked a court to issue a subpoena to Martin Ssempa, a prominent anti-gay crusader in Uganda, to testify in a case brought on behalf of the Ugandan LGBTI rights … More Subpoena sought to force testimony in USA from eat da poo poo Martin Ssempa

Life or Death to Save Lesbian Aidah from UK Deportation to Uganda Please Sign Now

#SAVEAidah Her fast track deportation is set for mere days ahead – May 24 |  we received a desperate request for help from her team here in the UK.  I am meeting with them in London today. They want to hear from you NOW and there is no time to waste! UPDATED MAY 23: LAST … More Life or Death to Save Lesbian Aidah from UK Deportation to Uganda Please Sign Now

A Must See | Uganda The State of Persecution

From Torment to Tyranny   162 Incidents of known persecutory actions targeting LGBT Ugandans, reported between December and May, 2014,  indicating an enormous rise in state sponsored persecution of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans, proving absolutely that the impact of Uganda’s newly enacted Anti-Homosexuality Act is causing grave life threatening injustices. This has been exacerbated … More A Must See | Uganda The State of Persecution

What we can do as dramatic increase in persecution of Ugandan Gays since Anti-Homosexuality Act

Updated 7/9/2014. This post had been removed to archives private because it is an OLD post dated May 16, 2014, and its is being misused by some as a reference for a current Relief Fund , which it is not. It referred to an older relief fund campaign which has since closed. A new relief … More What we can do as dramatic increase in persecution of Ugandan Gays since Anti-Homosexuality Act

Disturbing Hunt for Gays Heats up in Uganda | Update on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Mob Attacks, Police Parades and Violence on the rise as International Day of Protests in planning statges By Melanie Nathan, January 29, 2014. One of the worst fears with regard to the Anti Homosexuality bill was the possibility of witch hunts targeting LGBTI people in Uganda if the bill passed. Unfortunately, this fear has started … More Disturbing Hunt for Gays Heats up in Uganda | Update on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Frank Mugisha speaks about Increased Violence in Uganda due to the Anti-Gay Bill

WATCH the TV Interview with Michele Meow of Swirl below – “The most dangerous person in your life could be your next door neighbor” Mugisha By Melanie Nathan, January 29, 2014. Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and the award winning LGBT human rights defender from Uganda, who together with other Ugandan … More Frank Mugisha speaks about Increased Violence in Uganda due to the Anti-Gay Bill

Defiant Ugandan LGBTI Community Vows to Fight The Anti-Gay Laws

“Finally we want to assure you that despite this setback we are not broken AND never will… We refuse to be marginalized!” By Cathy Kristofferson, December 23, 2013 Following the passage through Parliament of The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill, the LGBT community held a Press Conference today, which was reported here on OBLOGDEE, earlier. Here is the Ugandan Coalition’s … More Defiant Ugandan LGBTI Community Vows to Fight The Anti-Gay Laws

Anti-gay Scott Lively Launches Gubernatorial Run

Scott Lively’s campaign motto is “Qualified. Experienced. Electable.”  By Cathy Kristofferson, December 16, 2013 Scott Lively (I-MA) would like to remind everyone that he is still running for Governor of Massachusetts. We presume that his campaign has been suspended while he fights Crimes Against Humanity charges. That pesky trial for persecution on the basis of … More Anti-gay Scott Lively Launches Gubernatorial Run

Anti-gay Scott Lively again DENIED attempt to avoid Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit

By Cathy Kristofferson, December 10, 2013 Scott Lively has again been DENIED an attempt to halt the proceeding in the Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit brought against him by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). As OBLOGDEE reported last week, Lively requested the court suspend the case and stop the discovery phase from beginning while he petitions the Federal Court of … More Anti-gay Scott Lively again DENIED attempt to avoid Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit

Anti-gay Scott Lively again tries to avoid Crimes Against Humanity trial

By Cathy Kristofferson, December 6, 2013 Scott Lively is again trying to avoid facing the music in the Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit brought against him by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). He has now filed to have the SMUG case suspended while he appeals Federal Judge Posner’s ruling against dismissal. “1. Lively filed the Petition on December 5, 2013, requesting … More Anti-gay Scott Lively again tries to avoid Crimes Against Humanity trial

Scott Lively’s Pleading Spews Hateful lies about Murdered Gay Activist

By Melanie Nathan, NOV 20, 2013. Today, Scott Lively, the fervently anti-gay Pastor being sued by Uganda human rights organization Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), under the Alien Torts Act, for persecuting gays in Uganda, filed his “Answers and Defenses to Plaintiff’s first Amended Complaint,” in the  UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS … More Scott Lively’s Pleading Spews Hateful lies about Murdered Gay Activist

Outrage in Ugandan LGBT Community as Activist Faces Possible Life in Prison

Outrage as basic rights are infringed  By Melanie Nathan, November 15, 2013. Samuel K. Ganafa,  Executive Director of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives and Board Chairperson of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), was arrested on Tuesday November 12, 2013.  He had reported to Kasangati Police Station on the outskirts of Kampala pursuant to a phone call from the … More Outrage in Ugandan LGBT Community as Activist Faces Possible Life in Prison

Unlawful Arrest of Ugandan LGBT Executive Director

Five men detained without cause By Melanie Nathan, November 14, 2013 Samuel K Ganafa, The Executive Director of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives and Board Chairperson of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), was arrested on Tuesday November 12, 2013.  He had reported to Kasangati Police Station on the outskirts of Kampala pursuant to a phone call from the … More Unlawful Arrest of Ugandan LGBT Executive Director

The SMUG v. Scott Lively Case is a must attend for LGBT Community

Lively’s hate and persecution continues and so must we! By Cathy Kristofferson, October 25, 2013 Back in January, I blogged “Sexual Minorities Uganda v. Scott Lively – why you should care, why you should go!”  The case is ongoing and heating up.  Until now Scott Lively and his defense team have been mustering up every … More The SMUG v. Scott Lively Case is a must attend for LGBT Community

Scott Lively Sends Out a Hit List Targets Federal Judge and Lesbian Activist

Is Lively asking his flock to pray or prey? By Cathy Kristofferson, September 25, 2013 After failing, yet again, to have the case against him for Crimes Against Humanity dismissed, Scott Lively has sent what is tantamount to a persecutory email to his followers containing a ‘hit list’ of those who are supporting the prosecution … More Scott Lively Sends Out a Hit List Targets Federal Judge and Lesbian Activist

Scott Lively denied second Motion To Dismiss of Crimes Against Humanity charges

By Cathy Kristofferson, September 23, 2013 Today Scott Lively suffered another defeat in his quest to have the Crimes Against Humanity lawsuit brought against him by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) dismissed. As we reported here on OBLOGDEE, the Federal Court in Springfield ruled against Lively on August 14th to deny his first Motion To Dismiss, which … More Scott Lively denied second Motion To Dismiss of Crimes Against Humanity charges

Scott Lively’s accountability for Crimes Against Humanity should now extend beyond Uganda to the FSU

“…widespread, systematic persecution of individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity constitutes a crime against humanity.” By Cathy Kristofferson, August 15, 2013 On August 14 we reported here on OBLOGDEE that Springfield U.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Posner, ruled against radical Christian Evangelical Scott Lively in his motion to dismiss the case … More Scott Lively’s accountability for Crimes Against Humanity should now extend beyond Uganda to the FSU

MA court declares evangelical pastor Lively must stand trial for Crimes Against Humanity

Evangelical homophobia spread in Uganda same as done in Russia and worldwide By Cathy Kristofferson, August 14, 2013 We are rejoicing today in Massachusetts. The Springfield Federal Court has ruled favorably, denying the motion to dismiss, in the Crimes Against Humanity case brought against the Commonwealth’s most anti-gay resident Scott Lively. The Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) v. … More MA court declares evangelical pastor Lively must stand trial for Crimes Against Humanity

Ugandan LGBT activists warn against false fund raising

By Melanie Nathan, May 27, 2013. The Ugandan LGBT community is expressing concerns about rogue organizations and individuals soliciting funds from the West through false or exaggerated stories presented on social media. What follows is a plea and announcement by LGBT human rights defender Kasha Jaqueline Nabagesera, Founder & Executive Director of the Ugandan organization … More Ugandan LGBT activists warn against false fund raising

Ugandan LGBT community arrests while protesting media closures

Today, we find these same people, abused by the press, actually outraged by the closure and protesting in defense of the press and the importance of its freedoms. By Melanie Nathan, May 23, 2013. Today several human rights defenders were arrested outside of the Daily Monitor as they rallied in solidarity against the Ugandan authorities … More Ugandan LGBT community arrests while protesting media closures

Scotus ruling on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum concern for human rights cases

By Melanie Nathan, April 17, 2013. The  Supreme Court has ruled in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, a case that raised the question of whether corporations could be held accountable for human rights abuses and whether U.S. federal courts can hear claims arising from human rights violations committed abroad under the Alien Tort Statute. The … More Scotus ruling on Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum concern for human rights cases

Ugandan anti-gay pastors hold hate rally next to gay hero David Kato’s grave

“Say No To Homosexuality” Campaign officially launched By Melanie Nathan, March 31, 2013. Ugandan Pastors Solomon Male & Rev. Musoke are conducting an anti gay rally next door to David Kato ‘s burial grounds in Mukono Uganda to not only further persecute LGBTI Ugandans, calling for hate in the name of Christianity, but also to … More Ugandan anti-gay pastors hold hate rally next to gay hero David Kato’s grave