Yesterday, Scott Hamilton of the Cimarron Alliance did a terrific job hosting a press conference in Oklahoma City with national implications. We were speaking out against despicable holocaust revisionist Scott Lively, who runs Abiding Truth ministries, an official Southern Poverty Law Center hate group. He is also the author of the Pink Swastika. Our press conference was covered by Carla Hinton of the Daily Oklahoman:

The Rev. Scott Hamilton, executive director of the Cimarron Alliance, held a news conference Thursday in which he and a local church pastor, a Muslim civil rights group leader and others voiced opposition to author Scott Lively’s planned visit to Draper Park Christian Church, 8500 S Walker. The news conference was held at Church of the Open Arms, 3131 N Pennsylvania.

Hamilton said coalition members think Lively spreads hate and untruths by espousing themes in a book Lively co-authored called “The Pink Swastika.” The coalition characterized Lively as a Holocaust revisionist who has been placed on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list of hate groups.

“This book lays squarely at the feet of gay people the atrocities of the Holocaust,” Hamilton said.

Wayne Besen, executive director of Truth Wins Out, also spoke out against Lively. He applauded the coalition’s efforts to hold Draper Park Christian Church accountable for bringing Lively to Oklahoma City. Truth Wins Out is a Vermont-based nonprofit organization that aims to fight anti-gay religious extremism.

“This is not Christianity, it’s insanity. It’s not faith, it’s folly. It’s not history, it’s a hoax,” he said.

Here is a video of the press conference that I was honored to be a part of (for those interested I speak at 13:25):

Tonight, we will fight back against Lively again. If you are in the Oklahoma City area, please join us:

What: Live-Audience edition of Oklahoma: Inside Out called “Speaking Only The Truth”

When: Friday, April 27, 7-8:30 P.M.

Who: Scott J. Hamilton, Cimarron Alliance, show host
Wayne Besen, Truth Wins Out
Michael Kornblit, author of Until We Meet Again: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Holocaust
Pastor Neill Spurgeon, an evangelical minister who suffered at the hands of the “ex-gay” industry and today suffers PTST as a result

I hope to see you there.