Will Hate Go To Trial? Following The Case Against Anti-Gay Extremist Scott Lively

December 6, 2016
Huffington Post

On November 9, under a grey sky with light rain, I drove to federal court in Springfield, MA, to hear summary arguments in Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) vs. Scott Lively, a civil lawsuit in which Scott Lively, an American pastor, is being sued for aiding and abetting the persecution of LGBTI persons in Uganda.

It was hard to wrap my head around where I was going. The election result was only a few hours old and I felt physically ill that our president-elect was someone who had threatened countless Americans with racist, misogynistic and xenophobic rhetoric. David Remnick in The New Yorker had called Donald Trump’s victory “an American Tragedy.” ...

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December 7, 2016