The Deadly Scott Lively, and on Sunday too?

Poor Scott Lively – he can’t be serious, can he? Is he this crazy? Is he this far gone from reality? How crazy can a man be before he is laughed off the public stage? And how mad, as in angry, can he be at me for existing and my family for being rather happy with me? And all my hetero friends too? The evidence is so solid against this benighted fellow that one only has to look at the culture, and us, and our families, to see we are quite the good folks. And only people like this, like Don Quijote tilting at the windmill of reality, are a danger to society. He says here that “I know the wrath I am inviting on myself.” No, I have no wrath against this man; I have a deep and abiding concern for his mental state.

Of course, the links:

Oh sir, I don’t have wrath against you, no. I have concern; I have compassion, I even have help for you – Your obsession with my existence – and it must be me, personally, Jim – no? I mean, I’m the sort of guy who he thinks is wrecking the place, yes? Or is he just fighting the word “homosexuality” at this point?

Does he mean some other gay guys I don’t know? Or does he mean my friends? Who exactly is he talking about? Is he talking about some cardboard cutout of some “homosexual” or is he talking about yours truly? I dare say since he “has admitted that he traveled to Uganda to give testimony in favor of an anti-gay measure which includes a death penalty provision for people who repeatedly engage in gay sex and those who are HIV-positive, recently vowed to tone down his anti-gay rhetoric and focus his Massachusetts-based ministry on helping the downtrodden.” that he has called for genocide – and if this stuff he says is “toned down,” Lord I hate to see what he used to say!

Yet, who then is the better man? The one who calls for killing millions – or the one who lives the quiet life and accepts others for who they are?

Sir, Christian civilization is stronger than ever. The world is filled with good people; the world is populated by decent folks doing a lot of fine things. Though yes there are murderers and rapers and bomb throwers and other killers galore; this is true – and they are ALL heterosexuals! Why doesn’t this man concentrate on his own kind? Why is he not down at the Jerry Springer show talking about the commandments of God – lying, adultery, stealing, divorce, and on and on through the destruction of the modern family – and not a single one of these people say “well, that gay couple down the block, they’re the fault of this.”

There’s just no way that any heterosexual or society or anything can be damaged by merely admitting that there are us gay folks and we put on the little theater shows and cut hair and design the very clothes the man is wearing. Who does he think is bolting the cockpit on 14,000 flights a day across America? Why, it’s a gay guy, for heaven’s sake. My my, what a threat to civilization as the man who brings you coffee and snacks as you fly from one anti-gay confab to another. And another gay guy checks you into your hotel; the horrors.

Is he this blind? Will no one give him a guiding hand to knowledge? Will no one lead him to a gay man and introduce him so that he might actually learn a thing or two about us, instead of using his fetid images from the nether regions of his brain to create some weird counter-factual composite of a “homosexual”? Oh, we gays should not attack these people; we should lead them to the promised land, somewhere over the rainbow, where Jesus did declare is awaiting us: love thy neighbor as thyself.

I dare say; with this man’s hate & fear, he must hate and fear himself greatly. What balm might I give him to sooth his frazzled nerves? I just don’t know anymore. Apparently even me leading a quiet normal American middle class existence infused with family and friends is too much for him.

Oh, I have no wrath against this man. No, I have pity. Alas, he’s a public figure who speaks to a wide audience. I don’t need to defend myself much with this sort of stuff – I’ll just go take care of the quickly dying 89 year old WWII vet I live with; to ease his way to God, in his own home; without public assistance. Along the way I’ll joke with everyone I meet, and push my books I wrote; one with dad and one with mom, – there, that’s the honor thy father and mother bit – this I have done.

Nor have I stolen anything (well, a Hershey bar when I was 8 or 9 or something, you know, once,) nor have I killed (except cockroaches, mosquitoes and fire ants, which I think is allowed.) What is this man talking about?

Here’s the man’s words: “We need to stand firmly and unapologetically on the hard truth that homosexuality is not a benign, morally neutral social phenomenon. It is an insidious and contagious form of sexual perversion condemned by God as an abomination. I cringe even writing these words because I know the wrath I am inviting on myself. Still, someone needs to say this boldly and publicly because it is the truth, and only the truth can set us free of the political correctness that has imprisoned us until now,”

“The homosexual agenda represents an existential threat to Christian civilization and we’re in the final phase of the war, losing badly. It all hinges upon you, Christian reader. Either get into the game in earnest, immediately, or wave goodbye,” he warned.

Lively’s second work is titled Redeeming the Rainbow – [um, are we a coupon or something?] and is available as a free download at

“How should we respond to a movement whose fruit, the Bible warns, is a society ‘filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness … envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable [and] unmerciful?’” Lively writes in the book’s foreword.

The “gay agenda,” Lively writes, is an agenda to defeat Christianity, and goes on to invite readers to discriminate against gay men and lesbians.

“[H]omosexuality involves voluntary sexual conduct that has negative personal and social consequences. It is perfectly reasonable and responsible to discriminate against homosexuality on religious, moral, sociological and public health grounds.”

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Utterly bizarre. Just so strange to read such words; as much as he says it’s strange to write them. Yes, well, my mother taught me “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it.” How hard can this simple lesson be for this poor fellow? How gone from reality is he that he can say this? Is there no intervention, a pill or something; you know, to make him happy, instead of the whimpy whiney miserable little creature in need of comfort and care he is? Hmm.

That is the question of a Sunday Sermon. And the answer is, yes, he can come ’round. He can ease his pain. Why, he can listen to my piano music! That always seems to cheer people up! Mr. Lively, come listen to my music, and see a picture of me playing, and tell me now I’m an “existential threat” to everything. – there you go sir; my gift to you. Enjoy.


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