Hate on Trial: What the Case Against Scott Lively Really Means

At Slate, Sarah S. Kilborne reports, “Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively will stand trial in federal court for crimes against humanity. He has tried for months to have the case dismissed on First Amendment grounds, but the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston has denied his last petition for dismissal.” Lively spoke at a seminar called “Exposing the Homosexuals’ Agenda” in Uganda in 2009, and Kilborne writes that Ugandan officials subsequently adapted his rhetoric in drafting the infamous “Kill the Gays” bill.

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