A federal judge ruled that a biblically based denunciation of homosexuality was a ‚Äúcrime against humanity.‚ÄĚ
In his decision in the case of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) v. Lively, U.S. District Court Judge Michael Ponsor held that Scott Lively, an evangelical pastor, was ‚Äúaiding and abetting a crime against humanity‚ÄĚ when Lively spoke in Uganda and in America against homosexual behavior.
Ponsor wrote in his 79-page opinion that Lively‚Äôs message was ‚Äúanalogous to a terrorist designing and manufacturing a bomb in this country, which he then mails to Uganda with the intent that it explode there.‚ÄĚ
The plaintiff in the case is a consortium of groups based in Kampala, Uganda that fight for ‚Äúfair and equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people‚ÄĚ in the East Africa region. ...