Friday, 22 November 2013

Lively Slanders Kato in Plea

In the ongoing trial of Scott Lively, which is in the opening phase of a process set to last well into 2015, Lively has submitted his response to the charge of persecuting gay people... by persecuting gay people. Namely murdered activist David Kato:

Today [Wednesday 20th November 2013], Scott Lively, the fervently anti-gay Pastor being sued by Uganda human rights organization Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), under the Alien Torts Act, for persecuting gays in Uganda, filed his “Answers and Defenses to Plaintiff’s first Amended Complaint,”...

"In response to paragraph 10 of SMUG’s Complaint, Lively admits that David Kato is now dead because he was killed by a homosexual prostitute whom Kato hired for sexual favors and refused to pay."

This is hardly an admission but rather a submission as at no time did the Plaintiffs ever state that Kato was murdered in this fashion. In fact the convicted killer, in his confession, said Kato propositioned him and did not say he was hired for sex and unpaid.  The convicted killer’s account of events was discredited and not believed by the Judge. Many believe that Kato was set up and murdered at the hands of anti-gay forces in Uganda, all influenced by the actions of Scott Lively and the introduction of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, otherwise known as The Kill the Gays Bill. Lively’s defense shows how hard he has been trying to run from and cover up his involvement in the introduction of the Bill and the resulting climate of persecution against LGBTI people in Uganda.

Oh, it goes on. Follow the above link for Melanie Nathan's detailed report.

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