A federal judge ruled that a biblically based denunciation of homosexuality was a â€ścrime against humanity.â€ť
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 â€śaiding and abetting a crime against humanityâ€ť when Lively spoke in Uganda and in America against homosexual behavior.
Ponsor wrote in his 79-page opinion that Livelyâ€™s message was â€śanalogous to a terrorist designing and manufacturing a bomb in this country, which he then mails to Uganda with the intent that it explode there.â€ť
The plaintiff in the case is a consortium of groups based in Kampala, Uganda that fight for â€śfair and equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) peopleâ€ť in the East Africa region. ...