Scott Lively, one of the most vicious anti-gay activists in the United States, is currently the subject of a lawsuit concerning his involvement in Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill. He, of course, claims complete innocence, as Religious Right figures tend to do when called on their insipid activities abroad. Lively’s strange fear and hatred of gay people has been well documented, but it appears that he’s really bought into the same fantasy-land lies that African despots use to engender hatred against the gay community, lies which deflect attention from the actual problems of poverty, disease, hunger and economic disenfranchisement in those nations, problems which are often inflicted by their own governments. Scott Lively went on the radio show of another head-in-the-clouds conspiracy theorist and hatemonger, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association hate group, to explain how all this gayness came to Uganda in the first place. Get ready for some Grade A Black Helicopter content, folks:

Uganda, in the 1990s, entered into an incredible Christian revival and, as a result of that revival, Christian values were just infusing the whole society and they went from having the highest level of AIDS in Africa to the lowest through the promotion of abstinence and fidelity in marriage, you know, the core Christian values about sexuality.

Because of that, that represents a huge threat to the globalists who use the sexual revolution and the whole Planned Parenthood Federation and the global homosexual movement, they use all those components are a population control method as they gather more and more power for themselves.

So what Uganda did represented a major threat to them, so they began infiltrating the country. George Soros, for example, I don’t know what stage of the process, but he went in like he always does, bought media and set up grassroots activist groups. And then, starting in the late 90’s, early 2000’s they started, these infiltrators, starting introducing pornography into this very conservative society.

And so, in 2002, to combat this sort of threat to the Ugandan culture, the government held a conference against pornography and obscenity. I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker at the conference – the Lord really had orchestrated this because I knew how this was happening; I knew who was doing this and what it’s all about, so I was able to just lay it out. I said this is who’s doing it, this is what’s going to happen next, and you need to organize in your society to stop this group of people from homosexualizing your society.

Yes. He believes that George Soros was really freaked out that people were not dying of quite so much AIDS, so he sent an army of porn and gays into Uganda. Granted, many wingnuts view George Soros as some sort of Goliath-sized boogeyman, but most couldn’t pick him out of a crowd if their lives depended on it. These are REALLY SPECIFIC BELIEFS, Scott! It’s sad and creepy to see a man so unhinged by fear and hatred, but it’s scary when you realize that his lies, distortions and general contempt for an entire minority group actually has currency in other, less connected parts of the world.

Anyway, the question in the post title stands: don’t you just hate it when George Soros sends you all kinds of porn just to further his insidious agenda? All together, one big “LOL” at Scott Lively.

Note: it’s worth pointing out that the fundamentalist wingnut belief that HIV/AIDS rates dropped in Uganda due simply to monogamy and abstinence is mostly crap. The story is quite complex, but the evidence suggests that it was a comprehensive approach that reduced their rates of infection and death. Moreover, it’s worth noting that their decline didn’t last forever and rates have been rising again for several years.