Anti-gay activist and pastor Scott Lively announced today that he is running for Governor of Massachusetts.
Lively is currently being sued by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of the group Sexual Minorities Uganda for allegedly collaborating with Ugandan government officials and religious leaders to deprive LGBT people in that country of their human rights.
Lively allegedly helped engineered an anti-homosexuality measure, known as the “Kill the Gays” bill, in Uganda.
He most recently claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin champions "Christian values," but didn't mention the corruption of the Russian government or Putin's history as a former KGB agent.
Lively wrote on his website today:
After long contemplation and prayer I am convinced that I should run for Governor of Massachusetts. I will run as an independent.
The people of this state need a candidate who can clearly and unapologetically articulate Biblical values without fear or compromise. They need a candidate who will tell the simple truth that abortion is murder, and homosexuality is condemned by God (but that Jesus forgives and heals those who repent).
That parents and not the state have authority over their children, because government is our servant and not our master. That socialism is slavery and humanism breeds corruption.
But mostly they need a leader who will remind the people that Massachusetts was founded upon Jesus Christ and the Bible and that our future security and prosperity depend on restoring our trust in Him. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!” Psalm 33:12.
According to FireDogLake.org, Lively's candidacy will likely take away votes that would have gone to the Republican candidate Charlie Baker.