Scott Lively Biography
Scott Lively whose birth name is Scott Douglas Lively is an American activist, author, attorney, and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate. He is the president of Abiding Truth Ministries, a conservative Christian organization based in Temecula, California which is listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group.
He is a co founder of Watchmen on the Walls, an international evangelical ministry based in Riga, Latvia that describes itself as “the international Christian movement that unites Christian leaders, Christian and social organizations and aims to protect Christian morals and values in society.”He was the state director of the California branch of the American Family Association and a spokesman for the Oregon Citizens Alliance.
Scott Lively Age
Lively was born and raised in the village of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, on December 14, 1957 is currently 61 years old as of 2018.
Scott Lively Background
He is the oldest of six children. He became an alcoholic at the age of 12, an addiction he explains as a means to cope with an unhappy family situation.When Lively was 16, his father was committed to a mental institution, never to return. After graduating from high school in 1976, Lively spent the next 10 years drifting around the United States, often homeless, sometimes sleeping under bridges and begging for spare change on street corners.
Lively states that he became a born again Christian on February 1, 1986, while staying at an alcohol treatment facility in Portland, Oregon.
Scott Lively Wife
Scott Lively is married to Anne Gardner and has four children.
Scott Lively Career
Lively was an independent candidate for Governor of Massachusetts in the 2014 election. He ran again as a Republican candidate in the 2018 election where he lost the primary to Baker, with Lively receiving 36.1% support (98,214 out of 271,990 votes cast) and Baker the remaining 63.9%. In 1988, Lively began campaigning against abortion in Portland. In 1989, he joined Oregon Citizens Alliance and worked on the pro-life ballot measure for the 1990 general election. In 1991, he, together with Oregon Citizens Alliance, shifted focus from abortion to homosexuality citing the “rapid advance of that agenda in Oregon.
In 2006, Scott met with Latvian pastor Alexey Ledyaev to form an international anti-gay organization called Watchmen on the Walls, which the Southern Poverty Law Center has dubbed a hate group.
In March 2009, Lively, along with evangelical activists Don Schmierer and Caleb Lee Brundidge, arrived in Kampala to give a series of talks. The theme of the event, according to Stephen Langa, its Ugandan organizer, was the gay agenda that whole hidden and dark agenda’ and the threat homosexuals posed to Bible-based values and the traditional African family. Lively gave a lengthy presentation to members of Uganda’s parliament and cabinet, in which he laid out the argument that the nation’s president and lawmakers would later use to justify Uganda’s anti-gay crackdown; namely that Western agitators were trying to unravel Uganda’s social fabric by spreading the disease of homosexuality to children.
On March 14, 2012, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a federal lawsuit against Lively on behalf of a gay rights group, Sexual Minorities Uganda, under the Alien Tort Statute. The lawsuit accused Lively of violating international law by conspiring to persecute the Ugandan LGBT community. This first of its kind lawsuit alleged that Lively’s actions over the past decade, in collaboration with some Ugandan government officials and Ugandan religious leaders, were responsible for depriving LGBT Ugandans of their fundamental human rights based solely on their identity; the lawsuit alleged that this fell under the definition of persecution under international law and was a crime against humanity. Lively was to answer the allegations under the Crime Against Humanity of Persecution.
He has portrayed the Ugandan LGBT movement as pedophilic and genocidal and linked it to the Nazis and Rwandan murderers. He responded: That’s about as ridiculous as it gets. I’ve never done anything in Uganda except preach the Gospel and speak my opinion about the homosexual issue
In the summer of 2016 the case continued and a summary judgement hearing before Judge Ponsor was scheduled for September 14, 2016 in Springfield, Massachusetts. In June 2017, Ponsor dismissed the case due to lack of jurisdiction, citing the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.
Scott Lively Net Worth
Scott Lively has an estimated net worth of around $300,000 US Dollars.
Scott Lively Books
- The Pink Swastika
- Seven Steps to Recruit-Proof Your Child: A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Children from Homosexuality and the “Gay”
- Why and How to Defeat the “Gay” Movement
- Redeeming the Rainbow: A Christian Response to the “Gay” Agenda
Scott Lively Quotes
- “The gay movement doesn’t care about what you think…they’re focused on the young ones because if you can put the ideas into their minds it’s just a matter of time before you die off and they take your place and their value system will then allow all the rules to be changed.”
- “If your definition of homosexuality is being able to do whatever you want to, and that you should be able to go and engage in sex with another person, and that because of that, the disease you have is going to spread to that person and they’re going to take it home and give it to their wife, how much tolerance should we have for that? We should have zero tolerance for that.”
- “The gay movement is an evil institution that’s goal is to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity in which there’s no restrictions on sexual conduct except the principle of mutual choice.”
- “People are so intimidated by the gay movement that nobody will say why…they won’t say why they don’t want gay marriage…they don’t dare to say because homosexuality is wrong, it’s harmful for society, it’s abnormal, it’s unnatural, the people who are doing it can overcome it and should overcome it.”
- “We’ve seen the transformation of America, when at the pinnacle of its Christianity was probably in the 1950s. Ever since then it has been declining, why? Because of the sexual revolution. Where did the sexual revolution come from? The sexual revolution came from the activists of the American gay movement.”
- “You have got to compete with them…you have to be working toward a future of your own. A picture of the future of your own that is contradictory to theirs, in which the things that they want to do have no place because you have been so successful at promoting the idea of sex within marriage…focus on transforming the society to be reinforcing of all these ideas…everywhere…When you do that then you create a climate in which these things really cannot get very far.