Scott Lively's lawyers file 109-page response to "gay" lawsuit funded by Soros-backed group
by Mass Resistance
Scott Lively is fighting back.
On Friday, June 22, Scott Lively and the pro-family law firm Liberty Counsel filed a 109-page response to the bizarre and frightening international "human rights" lawsuit filed against him last March, as well as a motion to dismiss the case.
On March 14, 2012, a Soros-funded New York-based far-left advocacy organization called the "Center for Constitutional Rights" (CCR) filed a 47-page lawsuit in Federal District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts against Pastor Scott Lively.
Lively is accused of inciting murder, torture, and other civil rights violations in Uganda. They claim that Lively's meetings and conversations with church leaders and public officials on pro-family issues in 2009 caused the Ugandan Parliament to introduce a harsh anti-homosexuality law. Though the bill was never passed, they claim it led to a attacks on the homosexual community in Uganda.
Latest round of vicious tactics against pro-family activists
Pastor Lively is a well-known pro-family writer and speaker who runs Redemption Gate Ministry and the Holy Grounds Coffee House in Springfield. The lawsuit is clearly part of the recent tactic by the Left in general and the homosexual movement in particular to intimidate, harass, and silence conservative writers and speakers through threats, "SWAT" hits, and expensive legal actions.
CCR filed the suit on behalf of a fringe homosexual group in Uganda, "Sexual Minorities Uganda" (SMUG). They are charging Pastor Lively with "violating the law of nations" and crimes "crimes against humanity." Thus, they are using a US court to attempt to prosecute him for crimes unconnected to him in Uganda, because of speeches and discussions he had there a few years ago.
The suit is asking for compensatory damages, punitive damages, exemplary damages, attorneys' fees, and a "declaratory judgment that the Defendant's conduct is in violation of the law of nations" as well as "all such other and further relief that the court may deem just and proper." Essentially, they want to bankrupt him and make him an example for others.
Using obscure "Alien Torts Act"
In addition, nothing in the Alien Tort Act allows a US citizen to be prosecuted for alleged crimes in other countries.