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Appeals court: ‘Crimes against humanity’ case against Scott Lively can proceed

Monday, December 8, 2014
Scott Lively
A federal appeals court has rejected a petition by anti-gay activist Scott Lively to dismiss a complaint that alleges he violated U.S. law by influencing the laws of Uganda. [...]

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Prominent Ugandan LGBT activist charged with sodomy, held without bail

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Samuel Ganafa
KAMPALA, Uganda-- Samuel Ganafa, the executive director of Spectrum Uganda Initiatives and board chairperson of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), was arrested earlier this week on charges that he had sodomized another man and infected him with HIV. [...]

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Judge allows landmark case against anti-gay religious leader to proceed

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Scott Lively
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- In a first-of-its kind case brought by a Ugandan LGBTI advocacy organization against a prominent U.S. anti-gay extremist, a federal judge on Wednesday ruled that persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is a crime against humanity and that the fundamental human rights of [...]

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Scott Lively argument set for next week as persecution of gays escalates in Uganda

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Scott Lively
When Scott Lively, the founder of Christian Evangelical group Abiding Truth Ministries journeyed to Uganda to incite the persecution of gays, he had no idea that his mission would lead to a lawsuit by Ugandans, on U.S. soil, charging that he had committed crimes against humanity. [...]

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Report: U.S. Christian Right lobbies to implement anti-gay laws in Africa

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Frank Mugisha (left) and Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma
SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Conservative U.S. Christian "family values" and religious organizations are setting up fronts in Africa to fight for anti-gay and anti-abortion legislation to promote their fundamentalist convictions, according to a report released Tuesday by the progressive think tank "Political Research Associates." [...]

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Lively claims lawsuit targets him for speaking anti-gay ‘truth of the Bible’

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Scott Lively
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Scott Lively, the anti-gay U.S. evangelist who is the subject of a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a Ugandan gay rights group, responded Thursday, and said he was being targeted "for speaking the truth of the Bible" about homosexuality. [...]

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Ugandan gay rights group files lawsuit against U.S. evangelist Scott Lively

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Scott Lively
A Ugandan gay rights group on Wednesday filed suit in federal court in Massachusetts against notorious American evangelist, Scott Lively, accusing him of violating international law by inciting the persecution of homosexuals in Uganda. [...]

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