'Evangelist Sued in U.S. for Inciting Anti-Gay Hatred in Uganda' (IPS)
(2012-03-15) A major U.S. civil rights group recently filed a federal lawsuit in Massachusetts on behalf of the Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG) led by 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Laureate Frank Mugisha. The lawsuit was filed against right-wing evangelist leader Scott Lively for inciting hatred against homosexuals that has led to increased violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) persons in the East African country.
"U.S evangelical leaders like Scott Lively have actively and intensively worked to eradicate any trace of LGBT advocacy and identity...His influence has been incredibly harmful and destructive for LGBT Ugandans fighting for their rights," said Mr. Mugisha.
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