Scott Lively

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Scott Lively is family based activist an author and president of Defend the Family International.

Defend the Family International

The Defend the Family International is a ministry with the stated objective to 'promote and defend the Biblical view of marriage and family' but an almost exclusive focus on homosexuality. Lively is also director of ATM's Pro-Family Law Center.[1] and was the former California director of the American Family Association.


As an author, Lively, has written The Poisoned Stream: "Gay" Influence in Human History, and he co-authored The Pink Swastika: Homosexuals and the Nazi Party, with Kevin E. Abrams which "documents the homosexual roots of Nazism and the central role of homosexuals in the Holocaust."


"I advocate a high tolerance for the people who define themselves by their choice of a homosexual lifestyle, even while I promote a low tolerance for homosexual conduct." - In A Letter to the Lithuanian People[2]

" In reality, homosexuality is nothing more than same-gender conduct among people who are innately and unchangeably heterosexual. Homosexuality is thus biologically (and to varying degrees morally) equivalent to pedophilia, sado-masochism, bestiality and many other forms of deviant behavior." - Deciphering 'gay' word-speak and language of confusion[1]

"We Declare that the human rights of religious and moral people to protect family values is far superior to any claimed human right of those who practice homosexuality, and we Call for the European Union and the international community to immediately abandon any campaign to create a human right for homosexual conduct, and to restore religious freedom and family values to their proper superior status." - Riga Declaration on Religious Freedom, Family Values and Human Rights, authored by Scott Lively [3]

"Like Justice Robert Jackson and the jurists of two millennia, we reject the effort of self-serving people to choose their own morality in the face of revealed universal truth. And like modern environmentalists we can prophesy with assurance that removing social and legal protections for the natural family will have dire and long-lasting consequences for us all." [3]

Legal conflict

In the fall of 2016, Lively was sued by Sexual Minorities Uganda. They claimed that he was responsible for an international “crime against humanity” when he shared his biblical views on homosexuality during three visits to Uganda in 2002 and 2009. SMUG went so far as to say that Lively’s “crimes” were “one step from genocide.” Liberty Counsel stepped in to help defend Scott Lively against this outrageous lawsuit.


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