Friday, 11 January 2013

Scott Lively in UK

Anti-gay Preacher Scott Lively

The American Evangelist preacher being sued by Sexual Minorities Uganda for encouraging persecution, is about to make an appearance at the Oxford Union in the UK on 17th January.

He's coming to take part in a debate on Gay Rights. We called the Oxford Union, who told us that you can't attend the debate unless you are a member of the Union. The debate will be recorded but, again, you can't listen to it unless you're a member.

Some things you can do:

  1. Tell everyone you know. Get down there with placards: The Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford, OX1 3JB.
  2. Write to your MP and representatives of the House of Lords asking them why on earth they have allowed him to enter the country.
  3. E-mail the Oxford Union: and Tweet them @OxfordUnion to express your concern

Still not sure who he is? Check this out.

The Oxford Union is a bastion of free speech. It's not a surprise that they would invite Lively. In return, it's no surprise that opponents of the Kill the Gays bill would object to this. Object, and object loudly.

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