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Crimes Against Humanity in the Name of Christ: Call for Genocide by Scott Lively and Paul Cameron: How Bad Translations Lead to Hate, Violence, Murder

© 2013 Arthur Frederick Ide.

Contents

I. Abstract

II. Background

III. Introduction

IV. Antecedents

V. Anticedents

VI. Precursory Thesis

VII. Education in the Balance: All Schools are not Alike

VIII. Lively’s War against LGBTI and Human Rights

IX. Mistranslations, Misinterpretations and Misreadings to Suppress Human Rights

X. Incest is a Family Affairs: How Sex is used to maintain control

XI. Armageddon and Suppression

XII. Falsifying Facts for Fermenting Fantasies

XIII. Increasing Lies: Lively, Zhuravlyov, and Regnerus

XIV. Lively Sued for Crimes Against Humanity

XV. Results and Summary

XVI. Conclusion

XVII. Recommendations

XVIII. Bibliography

XIX. End Notes

 

Abstract

Scott Lively, who claims to have a doctorate in law but no credentials in theology or bible, bleats Bible verses that justify his homophobia and desire to create a new holocaust of LGBTI people. He has raised unlimited funds through his Abiding Faith mission that has been used to pressure, beguile, and enchant barely civilized nations, such as Uganda and Nigeria, to initiate and legislate for the execution of LGBTI people. This is based on his reading of poorly translated texts that were inspired by Imperial decree of the Emperor Constantin I in 325 CE, and continues to drag down any piety that could be available.

 

Background

Scott Lively had a traditional/marginal education. He learned to memorize as it was unthinkable to question a teacher, preacher, or established fact such as the world being 6000 years old or that an old man sitting on a cloud created it in six days and then took a one day holiday to celebrate what came to be known as creation. As long as his pastor said it was good, Scott never questioning. Like a small and untrained child he believed what he was taught in the classroom and in the church. He would not qualifying or investigate the veracity of what was said. The bible was his guide and creed, and every word was hand-written by god who was the ultimate authority.

Lively wasted his later life in similar mental morass matching mire and maze moving towards an annihilation of treacherous thought, trust, and theological terrorism. Like Dostoevsky, Lively would have been proud to have been the first to cry out for the crucifixion of Constantine’s celebrated Christ: the pestilential Jesus of his imperial injunction inviting iniquitously ignoble ilk to fancifully fashion gospels that pleased the sovereign who would die a pagan after he created his “catholic [universal] church” patterned after the parchments of a legendary loathsome leader known to but few in the ancient society of Apostles as the antichrist and killer of those who followed the Jesus of the New Testament.

 

Introduction

<i>Dragon from Akkadian Period c. 2000 BCE (on a small white shell pierced for hanging).</i>

Dragon from Akkadian Period c. 2000 BCE (on a small white shell pierced for hanging).

Lively began his anti-gay career in Oregon in the 1990s. He led the charge of the right-wing Oregon Citizens Alliance as it sponsored a seemingly endless array of anti-LGBT initiatives, including a prurient 1992 ballot measure that would have prohibited all authorities in the state from trying to “promote, encourage or facilitate homosexuality, pedophilia, sadism or masochism.” He allied himself with money and power brokers with the aim to instill NAZI genocide psychology and codify the religious rightfulness of intolerance on the USA. Since those dark days the preacher has been continuously funded by those who fear the red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads (Revelation 12:3, all plagiarized from reworking of much older cuneiform stories in Sumerian (4,000 – 2,000 BCE) and Akkadian (2,500 BCE – 100 CE) that recorded The Creation Epic (Enuma Elis), The Flood (Sumerian), The Story of Gilgamesh, The Decent of Inanna / Ishtar to the Neither World, etc.) that none have confronted but were fed as bedtime horror stories at home and in their churches, believing he could get through the eye of the Needle by crawling on his belly (Matthew 19:24).

<i>Seven-headed dragon</i> (Akkadian period 2000 BCE)

Seven-headed dragon (Akkadian period 2000 BCE)

The tragedy for this world is that there is not one bible verse Lively or his ilk have used to wage war against human rights that is original with the Bible, but is purloined from far older works. This is the result of bad translations, worse interpretations and the lack of critical thinking and objective analysis. Lively’s educational level, based on his speeches, barely passes the eighth grade in any accredited school in the USA, although would rank at the secondary level in many Third World nations where education is a luxury and viewed sceptically especially in such cesspools as Uganda, Zambia, Nigeria and other backwater sheds of civilization.

 

Antecedents

Mithra the Good Shepherd, god of science and knowledge

Mithra the Good Shepherd, god of science and knowledge

It was because of the belligerent bitter boisterousness of the fourth century Roman Empire that christianos and chrestianos were forced to come together in a mad maligning movement to tumble tablets of past holy writ sacred to the gods of Rome, and attack ancient temples trumpeting a preposterous religion that all educated Romans saw as perverse and pandering to a motley crew of careless vagabonds, voyeurs whose mendacious malice motivated others to hatred for those unlike themselves, as their members declared that they had practiced ritual cannibalism eating the body and drinking the blood of their dead god (although such a text was foreign to the original scrolls; Justin, Dialogue, 10; this myth rose from the rituals associated with the Good Shepherd of the military: the god Mithras) after partaking inimicalitiously in a rancorous love feast (γιορτή αγάπης popularly known as agape: αγάπη) that was understood to be a sexual orgy where men were separated from women that citizens of Rome understood to be same gender orgies (Justin, ibid.). While the ancient world, and even ancient Rome recognized the reality of same-gender love—even written by Plato and Plutarch (Erotikos 146) and spoken of by Socrates—they were not as willing to have it introduced into their society by foreigners who crept to its walls in quest of shedding their own heritage and adopting the more profitable patrimony of Imperial Rome.The virulent venom vomited from the mouths of the leaders of the cult from Judea was mourned by those far better educated as being the mark of malice and malevolence in the message of one worshiped who died the death of a common criminal: the Christ of Constantine.

<i>Emperor Constantine burning Arian books at his Council of Nicaea 325 CE</i>

Emperor Constantine burning Arian books at his Council of Nicaea 325 CE

Constantine’s Christ was not only the carrier of hallmarks of disloyalty to the state but a threat to order, and seen plainly, as a purveyor and priest of psychopathological schizophrenia.How else could the good people of the advanced civilization bosomed on the hills of Rome see otherwise, for the message they heard was that the god of the interlopers “came not to bring peace, but the sword”: μη νομισητε οτι ηλθον βαλειν ειρηνην επι την γην ουκ ηλθον βαλειν ειρηνην αλλα μαχαιραν1 and also blessed those who were peacemakers and peace keepers who were to be called the children of god: μακαριοι οι ειρηνοποιοι οτι αυτοι υιοι θεου κληθησονται?2 It is convenient for nearly all contemporary evangelists to overlook the entire Beatitudes and concentrate on the angry, psychotic Jesus of Matthew 10:34 to justify their ire, anger, frustration, murderous inclination and assassination propensities, claiming that their hostility is in response to the will of a god so weak that the god cannot protect its own godhood or commandments. This became the battle cry of the various popes from the porcine pontificate of Urban II through that of Pius XII: always excusing mass murder and genocide while lamenting that none could do more in a sinful world. While the former appears in no other gospel but that ascribed to the authorship of the illiterate apostle Matthew, the peacemaker finds favor with the equally illiterate apostle after whom an epistle, most likely written by a gathering of second century copyists, is named: James 3:13-18: 13 τιςσοφοςκαιεπιστημωνενυμινδειξατωεκτηςκαληςαναστροφηςταεργααυτουενπραυτητισοφιας 14 ειδεζηλονπικρονεχετεκαιεριθειανεντηκαρδιαυμωνμηκατακαυχασθεκαιψευδεσθεκατατηςαληθειας 15 ουκεστιναυτηησοφιαανωθενκατερχομενηαλλεπιγειοςψυχικηδαιμονιωδης 16 οπουγαρζηλοςκαιεριθειαεκειακαταστασιακαιπανφαυλονπραγμα 17 ηδεανωθενσοφιαπρωτονμεναγνηεστινεπειταειρηνικηεπιεικηςευπειθηςμεστηελεουςκαικαρπωναγαθωναδιακριτοςκαιανυποκριτος 18 καρποςδετηςδικαιοσυνηςενειρηνησπειρεταιτοιςποιουσινειρηνην.3 Neither of the two verses in question in the Matthew Gospel are found in the first gospel written that the Emperor and his court accepted: that of Mark. Mark was the foundation for the later codification of the other three approved gospels that today rank as the four gospels of the New Testament. Problem with translation and interpretation without knowing the culture, clime or time. With marginal education and no knowledge of ancient languages, any attempt to translate or interpret old documents falls as flat as any attempt to translate using a computer translator and such work equals that of the translators from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first century if they do not have appropriate schooling, incentive to learn, and experience practicing translation.

Coptic ms Gospel of Mark

Coptic ms Gospel of Mark

That the gospel of Mark was the backbone for and subject of plagiarism by other gospel writers is now established, for only in Mark is there a complete story. The others merely picked and chose what their writers wanted their readership to know. In relationship to the alleged authorship of Matthew, the most popular gospel, there is only two realistic conclusions: (1) the verses were later additions by fawning imperial favored monks—or (2) that all the other accepted (canonical) imperial gospels are false. The Coptic Christian community maintained older fragments, and secreted them away from the censorious eye of the Emperor who found little favor in anything that did not keep the state he envisioned as pure and solidly Roman.

 

Creating a Gospel to support a political agenda

 

<i>Codex Sinaiticus</i>

Codex Sinaiticus

Constantine’s preoccupation, especially with things mentioning war and violence, obedience to the state and its rulers, and the purification of behavior in keeping with the dictates of the writers of the various spurious letters attributed to Saul of Tarsus, fits perfectly into the suppressive scheme set into motion by Scott Lively. The greatest problem concerning contemporary Bibles is their lack of historicity and careful presentation as the fifty bibles that Constantine I had bishop Eusebius, a faithful lackey of the emperor who would ultimately send two brothers (biological as well as intimately loving) to the Slavs, prepare and send to the churches in the East, had little relationship with either of the two original codices: that of Sinaiticus or Vaticanus.

 

Anticedents

<i>Lively's Holy Grounds Coffee Shop in Massachusetts</i>

Lively’s Holy Grounds Coffee Shop in Massachusetts

It is in the gospels of hate crafted by the emerging religion of Paulinity penned passionately by its inventors that the coffee-vender and purveyor of perdition to the backwater nations of Africa from Zambia to Uganda and Nigeria, Scott Lively, serendipitously siphons and sucks up to drink deep from their weather-beaten wells of bitterness. Uganda, like contemporary Russia, other nations including more than80% of the member nations of the British Commonwealth have internalized hate and homophobia as a family value. Hate is so strong that police look the other way when a hate crime is being committed in front of them; those who are stopped are allowed to return to their homes with a simple reprimands. Judges give lenient sentences or issue a pleasant warning to “do good.” This absurd miscarriage of justice is not only in the courts, but also in the churches–unless the accused is a homosexual, bisexual, transsexual, or “other” (which is only acceptable by looking the other way as occurred during the pontificate of the German cardinal Ratzinger who took the name of Benedict XVI.)

Pope Benedict XVI who presided over a gay cartel in the Vatican blesses Rebecca Kadaga who pushed through Kill the Gays bill in Uganda.

Pope Benedict XVI who presided over a gay cartel in the Vatican blesses Rebecca Kadaga who pushed through Kill the Gays bill in Uganda.

Homosexual acts are a criminal offense in 41 of the 53 members of the Commonwealth, including Jamaica, Pakistan, Singapore and Malaysia, and the common cry is one for genocide, with Uganda being led by its one-time street walker, has repeatedly called for the death penalty for anyone even considered to be homosexual—to the delight of Lively and other mentally challenged evangelical extremists pounding pulpits, brandishing bibles as tools to destroy, and roaring sermons from North Carolina to Plano, Texas, to the ocean front churches in Oregon and Alaska.4 The Commonwealth, once the British Empire enshrined its relic of hate honed by incompetent by faithful church-going governors and colonial clowns who masqueraded as missionaries and civil leaders—all for their personal economic gain by enslaving those they suspected of living and lifestyle out of synch with the archaic argument in favor of legalized extortion known as tithing, has done nothing to educate its former colonists or their government, even though Queen Elizabeth II officially outlawed homophobia. Mental illnesses, such as homophobia, can not be legislated out of existence; it takes trained psychiatric personnel.

Former Roman Catholic priest Simon Lokodo who was outed as a homosexual now demands gays be executed

Former Roman Catholic priest Simon Lokodo who was outed as a homosexual now, now Uganda’s Minister for Ethics and Integrity, demands gays be executed

In February 2012, as the UK Independent noted, the Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, reputedly a closeted homosexual who was outed by those who met him in local gay establishments, was involved in a raid on an academic workshop for LGBTI women because of that he reportedly said: “I have closed this conference because it’s illegal. We do not accept homosexuality in Uganda. So go back home.” Scott Lively has visited many similar countries, especially egging on the Uganda legislature to make homosexuality a capital offense, going so far as to praise those who claim that homosexuals are “children of the devil” who must be dispatched with haste.

<i>Gays (Men with Pink Triangles) in NAZI concentration camp)</i>

Gays (Men with Pink Triangles) in NAZI concentration camp)

Anti-LGBTI activist Scott Lively is known both for his bizarre theories – notably his long-running thesis that gays were responsible for the Holocaust5 – and for his ability to stir up anti-gay sentiment abroad, particularly in places like Uganda (its Congress passed at different times a “kill the Gays” bill), for which he eagerly claims credit.6

Precursory Thesis

<i>Scott Lively</i>

Scott Lively

To further expose his ever deepening ignorance and lack of any substantive education, Lively has declared that “the gays” are responsible for every evil from the Spanish Inquisition7 to forcing Noah to build “the arc” because of God’s anger about weeding songs for gay weddings8 There never was an “arc”, but the idea of a “Great Flood” permeates most ancient and modern religions from China to the Americas, but it does not occur at the same time nor with the same imaginary characters. The fact that there are similar species on every continent only reinforces the reality of Pangaea and the existence of one tectonic plate that was shattered by meteors. This belabors Lively’s point that “homosexual marriages” triggered the wrath of a watchful ever vengeful and jealous god given to worldwide genocide if the deity is not worshiped and praised to stroke the god’s sense of inferiority until aroused to do more damage, like a spoiled child, to the toys he created– even though, Lively and other televangelists conveniently ignore, there were no weddings for heterosexuals or homosexuals until the late tenth century CE. Geography, archaeology, and similar studies were never a strong subject with Lively who prefers toying with the absurdities discussed in his favorite daytime and bedtime reading.

Mark Regnerus flawed study of same-sex parenting has inflamed Russia and the uneducated world.

Mark Regnerus flawed study of same-sex parenting has inflamed Russia and the uneducated world.

Lively claims that he has “apostolic mentality” but is totally illiterate of anything biblical, even quoting the discredited Apocalypse by the madman of Patmos known as John, much in the same way as the Texas revisionist (he has no academic credentials to certify him as a legitimate historian and his distortions of fact, especially of American history border on ludicrous to insane) David Barton pontificating that there is no global warming: “it is just the judgment of god” against women who seek and doctors who perform abortion.9 Lively reaches out to those from Barton to Mark Regnerus of University of Texas at Austin, the disgraced associate professor of Sociology, whose work has been rejected in any progressive nation, but hailed as a savior in Russia and all backward nations where education is a farce and accept Regnerus’ “Study” that meets no critical standards for academic excellence.

 

Education in the Balance:

All Schools are not Alike

Trinity Law School founded on apologetics

Trinity Law School founded on apologetics

Scott Lively claims to have a Juris Doctor degree from Trinity Law School (magna cum laude). The school is located in Santa Ana, California and is minus any basic description.It was founded in 1980 as Simon Greenleaf School of Law, and proclaims itself to be “Jesus Centered” and “bible based” (it has no admissions requirement and is unaccredited10). Trinity Law School argues that the only true laws are “god’s laws that are found in the bible that god (personally) wrote (sic)”. Its intellectual resources are nearly negative in scope and number, its faculty marginal, and its adjunct professors unique. An egomaniac, Lively boasts that he even possesses a Certificate of Human

<i>Conference brochure: Institut international des droits de l'homme, Strasbourg, France</i>

Conference brochure: Institut international des droits de l’homme, Strasbourg, France

Rights from the International Institute of Human Rights (Institut international des droits de l’homme), Strasbourg, France.The Institute is composed of approximately 300 members, not students, and Certificates are not degrees.

In a call to the IDH, the Institute stated it had no recollection of Scott Lively, and noted that only “legal experts” are invited to its training sessions on “the protection of fundamental rights” (as posted on their website) thereby disqualifying Lively from participating and does not qualify the self-styled preacher for such an honor based on his public pronouncements and publications.11 Lively’s latest claims and vulpine theories fit the pattern: Lively claims that it was he who inspired Russian President Vladimir Putin – whom he warmly describes as “the only world leader capable of standing up to the West … championing the traditional marriage and Christian values” – to sign a ban on “homosexual propaganda” into law.12 At nearly the same moment, Lively claimed that President Obama was also the Antichrist.13

 

Lively’s War against LGBTI and Human Rights

 

<i>Russians attack and kill LGBTI and receive praise from Russian Orthodox Church</i>

Russians attack and kill LGBTI and receive praise from Russian Orthodox Church

Lively is recorded as proclaiming to the Russians: “There is a war that is going on in the world,” telling a Novosibirsk crowd through a translator (Lively is monolingual and does not even have basic knowledge of a single biblical tongue, much less gutter/street Russian). Scott Lively moaned audibly, eager to cast the first stone against the infestation of homosexuality that Russians were adopting willingly to league with the devil. “There is a war that is waging across the entire face of the globe; it’s been waging in the United States for decades, and it’s been waging in Europe for decades. It’s a war between Christians and homosexuals,” and urged the Russians and their leaders to deal with homosexuals the same way the NAZIs did: exterminate them all.14 Lively’s war fails deliberately to mention how many males and females have been stripped naked in public by those proclaiming themselves to be Christians and wear the clothing of priests and devout laity, who then sexually and physically assault their “brothers and sisters in Christ” before executing them by jumping on their backs to break their spines, kicking them in the face, pulling out their tongues, and electrocuting them with car batteries.

<i>Russia Christians attack their own young claiming they are fulfilling the will of their Russian god.</i>

Russia Christians attack their own young claiming they are fulfilling the will of their Russian god.

What is not mentioned openly in Russia, to the celebration of the cavernously capricious calamitous calumnious Russian Orthodox Church and its preying predators, is the number of LGBTI citizens have been beaten, tortured, and assassinated by those hailed as “good Russian Orthodox Christians.” To murder any male or female in Russia who is even suspected of being LGBTI or a supporter of LGBTI people bring not only swift and official condemnation but even prison sentences where the LGBTI accused are raped, beaten, choked, humiliated and executed with the grandeur of any Iranian court set out to stamp out what it considers to be an unnatural act, even though homosexuality is found in all species and has been the subject of numerous academic studies and books. To react or act in self-defense that is permitted in all of the world’s literature, is denied LGBTI people, even though by ecclesiastic law LGBTI like all other people have the historic right (since the days of the Code of Hammurabi Number 21: 1772 BCE; a case can be made based on Exodus 22:2) to take the life of anyone threatening them in their home or in public, be it priest, patriarch or police officer.

<i>Victims of Russian bigots who state they "attend Christian services daily."</i>

Victims of Russian bigots who state they “attend Christian services daily.”

The Russian police and Russian military are taught to hate as much as the USA military is taught at the Air Force Academic at Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Army school at West Point, NY, and throughout the ROTC units that blanket the USA. In every incident where there is violence, the criminal is the Christian who takes an illegal oath “so help me god” that was never said at any military school before 1954 and the rise of the Roman Catholic Church who worked its way like a virus through the politics of Joe McCarthy (R-Wisconsin). In Russia, however, it is the Russian Orthodox Church and its billionaire prelate patriarch Kirill who made his fortune selling illegal cigarettes to Russian youth when not serving as a spy for the KGB. It is Kirill, buttressed by the putrefied pronouncements of Vladimir Putin who divorced his wife in favor of young girls, who spells out death and prison sentences for LGBTI in Russia, publicly declaring that his peculiar Jesus want all LGBTI people dead at the hands of those who believe in Him and await the Second Coming–one that has not materialized for more than 1900 years, but it is similar to the advent of other would be gods from Inkara’s Atahualpa to Bacchus.

<i>Evangelical Televangelist Pat Robertson</i>

Evangelical Televangelist Pat Robertson

The self-styled evangelist lacking any religious education, Lively has made a guest appearance on the evangelical End Times radio show TruNews with host Rick Wiles. Never at a loss for words or to breathe vile and venom on the airwaves as if to thank his Jesus for the opportunity to denounce those he believes have upset his savior who is incapable of defending himself and needs the strong hand of the man from Springfield, Massachusetts, Lively has glibly explained that the Apocalypse was at hand because of the alignment of current events. Lively’s lack of knowledge about End Times and the Apocalypse is as bad as that broadcast by other televangelists such theological terrorists as Pat Robertson: it does not now, nor ever has existed. 15 Coupled to his fear and loathing of LGBTI people, Lively takes little pain to cover his covert racism not by attacking people of color directly as they are his primary supporters, especially in Uganda, but he goes after the President of the USA. To Lively, Obama as a black man sitting in the Oval Office, has not only brought the taint of liberalism and all of its assorted perceived evils, but removed the claim that it was the white man’s burden to bring up Black people to be god (Christian) fearing men and women to eschew and seek out LGBTI people and kill them. Lively made this clear, without naming him, that President Obama himself is the Antichrist, and that he is secretly colluding with satanic gays to bring about the end of the world: “I won’t name any names here but he is heading the largest superpower of the world today.” 16 Lively’s lack of any biblical knowledge or credibility as a redactor of Judaeo-Christian writ is pregnant with pause, when he declared:

Egyptian Day of Judgment on parchment 1000 years before Christianity

Egyptian Day of Judgment on parchment 1000 years before Christianity

“What is the issue that God is using to divide the sheep and the goats right now?17 It’s not whether Jesus Christ is Lord. It’s where do you stand on homosexuality? You know why? He gave us the warnings about that. From Genesis to Revelation, he has given us the advance notice that this issue portends the End Times18 and that when you see these things happen, you’ll know that is the context that you are in. That’s the issue that is dividing the church right down the middle, of all the issue that God could’ve (sic) chosen. And the people who are going to the world’s side and the Devil’s side19 on that question are completely blind to its importance as a biblical topic; they think it is unimportant, that God doesn’t care about that when He gave us the only sin associated with the destruction of cities with fire and brimstone, the only sin associated with a reprobate mind in Romans 1 (sic: referring to verse 27),20 the thing that the rabbis (sic)21 said was the last straw before God brought the Flood, the issue that seems to be the heart of the Antichrist kingdom in Revelation 11 (sic, actually verses 1-12, and is taken out of context, as usually; the story finds its home in Babylonian theology: in the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, composed about 2500 BCE)22 when it says that the two witnesses are struck down in the city that is mystically called Sodom23 and Egypt: homosexuality and Islam.”

There is no warning anywhere in any bible before 1956 that homosexuality is bad, evil, sinful, or displeasing to the Judaeo-Christian god. At best we find it in texts that discuss impurity or failure to follow religious instructions in prayer, sacrifice, and diet. As for Lively’s lecherous lies this his god’s only painful preoccupation is with homosexuality, homosexual acts, and homosexuals, and considers these attributes and people so evil that the god-figure must devote his entire attention to riding the world of a people that he allegedly created or at least allowed to develop in the uterus–where their sexual orientation took shape.

 

Mistranslations, Misinterpretations and

Misreadings to Suppress Human Rights

Most of Lively’s condemnation for homosexuals he finds in a badly translated version of the Sumerian myth of Lot who was a foreign judge sitting in the gates of stranger to pass sentence when two men, messengers of an unknown origin but one frightening to the people of Sodom since they were at war and required all foreigners to register so that the civil authorities could stop any act of terrorism–but this part is left out of Lively’s bible. The strangers only came, the myth details, to warn the guest of Sodom that the city was to be destroyed–there was not yet even a hint of a homosexual rape or encounter. When Lot heard the “people of Sodom” (meaning men and women) shouting outside of his house demanding to see the strangers, Lot piled up libel in addition to his lack of hospitality to his hosts, and offered instead “the men and the women of Sodom” his two daughters for sexual orgy and subsequent death. The citizens of Sodom rejected the absurdity; what they wanted to do was register the foreigners during the time their nation was at war. With his offer being refused, Lot left Sodom (bad translations has Lot fleeing) with his daughters for Gomorrah and from Gomorrah went to Zoar. Neither Lot nor his daughters were welcomed in any of the Cities of the Plain: they were foreigners and it was common knowledge that foreigners could be spies and not trusted. Denied shelter, Lot took his daughters into the mountains outside of Zoar. Outside the city of Zoar, Lot allowed himself to become drunk so that his daughters could become pregnant by him (Genesis 19).

 

Incest is a Family Affair:

How Sex is used to maintain control

Lot had sex with daughters in mountains of Zoar (Genesis 19)

Lot had sex with daughters in mountains of Zoar (Genesis 19)

How Lot’s daughters figure into this is unique. One of the daughters is named Midrash24 and is the body of homiletic stories told by Jewish rabbinic sages to explain passages in the Tanakh. The other daughter is called Aggadh25; it translates as “narrative” and indicates, or is correctly interpreted as a time when tales were told to entertain: give pregnancy or birth to a new myth. Aggadh is a noun naming the nonlegal or narrative material, as parables, maxims, or anecdotes, in the Talmud. Like the two alleged daughters were not mortal females, Lot is not a name for a man, but the word לוֹט meaning a “veil” or “covering” to obscure truth from the gullible, 26 an ancient Sumerian take of tricking their father into engaging in incest with them so they could become pregnant27 to make them story-tellers and to gain monetary capital by confusing people into believing that which had not been did in fact exist. As for men having sex with men, that was common throughout Canaan as a part of a religious worship of Asherah, and was indulged in even by the Apiru soldiers who became, in time, the Hebrews28

 

Armageddon and Suppression

 

<i>Thutmosis III smiting foreigners - 7th Pylon of the temple of Amun</i>

Thutmosis III smiting foreigners – 7th Pylon of the temple of Amun

History has never been a strong or long suit for Lively any more than is critical thinking or basic comprehension.Islam did not exist when John of Patmos hinged his hysterics into a terse tract known as Apocalypse.Not only is Revelation 16 plagiarized from Isaiah 17, but the fakers who wrote it pieced together the account of the war of Thutmosis III against the city of Megiddo—a word that does appear in the Old Testament no less than six times, while Armageddon appears only once in the New Testament.Megiddo was originally one of the royal cities of the Canaanites29, belonged to the tribe of Manasseh and who manually raised fortification that overlooks the Jezreel Valley, dominating the route between Egypt and Syria. The Apiru (Hebrew tribes) were spies, traitors even to their own groups, and quick to gather a fortune in animals, slaves and coin, as was characteristic with their reinvented patriarch Abraham, who followed in the footsteps of the Hindu Brahma (a Sanskrit word translates as praise (the noun प्रशंसा) and meaning: “the Creator” and “charioteer”: प्रजापति a warlike quality who would become the avenger to ride out of heaven with four horsemen) the first member of the Trimurti, with Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer: full of guile, mistrust and greed. It is from the Hindu god that later Christians invented the Trinity that the Hindus adopted from the Egyptian trinity of Osiris, Isis, and Horus.)

<i>Thutmosis III Battle at Megiddo 15th century BCE</i>

Thutmosis III Battle at Megiddo 15th century BCE

As found to be the case in all of the writings and speeches of Scott Lively, the Massachusetts huckster is wrong. The two witnesses have nothing to do with Egypt or Islam, they are figurative: “They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.” Both are marginalia plagiarized from Zechariah 4:3, 11, 14, and are a reference to two preachers who were not at that time named (verse 3). The text reads that they are “figuratively called Sodom and Egypt” (verse 8), and were resurrected. The entire text is in the past tense30. What a reader of this treatise on war reads is written in the past tense, save for added poems (verses 17-18).

 

Falsifying Facts for Fermenting Fantasies

 

<i>Psychopathia Sexualis</i> (1886)

Psychopathia Sexualis (1886)

Lacking even a marginal, submerged knowledge of human sexuality of psychology, proving to be even more ignorant of basic reality than the philistine primate of Perú Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne or the odious opportunistic German pope Ratzinger who is falsely styled as a great scholar, Lively, held high by the lunatics in the Tea Party31 has no etymological or linguistic philological knowledge that the word homosexuality does not even come into the English lexicon until 1863.32 The word homosexual is not used in a psychological study for another thirty years and then for a translation of Kraff-Ebing’s psychological study on sexual instinct. 33. The word homosexual is not printed in any English Bible before 1946, nor does it appear until 1973 in the New International Version (NIV), exposing Lively’s total incompetence in the scripture and biblical languages.34

Lively has never been a formal, enrolled student of any bible or religious scripture at any school, seminary, or graduate institute.He has never been ordained and is totally unqualified to discuss any text or add textual criticism to any part of any Judeo-Christian literature, yet he lectures and preaches as if he were trained in any program other than religious studies. This clouds his judgment and makes his speech more rabble rousing than enlightened, testifying to his own inward feeling of inadequacy and causes him to lash out against those whom he considers inaccurate, inadequate, or inferior to cover his own feelings of diminished stature in a world of intellectuals with whom he cannot compete as an equal. As with most minions moving mountains casting aspersions, Lively linked on to homosexuality and claimed it to be denounced and rejected by the Bible–yet there is no proof that homosexuality was ever cast out from the lives of people or considered to be unworthy.

Word homosexuality not in original scrolls or bibles

<i>Battle of Qadesh</i> (Ramesis II fought the Hittites and Apiru)

Battle of Qadesh (Ramesis II fought the Hittites and Apiru [Hebrews])

The original word was not homosexual nor homosexuality, but in scholarly translation is: sexual immodesty or lack of sexual constraint. It was a reference to Qadesh that took its name from a battle between Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II in 1247 BCE involving between 5000 and 6000 chariots when the Hittites moved closer to Damascus leading to the decline of Egyptian power during the 18th dynasty but rose up again during the 19th century,35 when there were no Jews or Hebrew as the Apiru were still in India. The farthest south any remnant of a people displaced by lack of staples essential to survival who moved in quest of land, food, water, and so forth were those led by the legendary patriarch Abraham, who took employment as mercenaries in the Akkadian armies. Their caravan of displaced people only made it to the Ur of the Chaldees–to a hospitable spot known as Gan (Garden) Eden a triangle of land separated by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and presided over by a gardener known as a governor in charge of flocks and fields.

City of Sodom

The City of Sodom was never recognized as a “sin city” nor its people “sexually irregular”–that irregularity was peculiar to the mountain and valley people of India from which the Apiru (Hebrew) came. The only immodesty was that the Apiru (early Hebrews) mentality that felt that sex had no place in religion and thus created the fiction of parthenogenesis (the word comes from the Greek παρθένος, parthenos, meaning “virgin” and γένεσις, genesis, meaning “birth”) and is found only in hermaphroditic species that can reproduce by themselves because they contain reproductive organs of both sexes in a single body to explain their existence–passing it on to later Jews in the first century who crafted the cunningly deceitful story of a virgin girl giving birth to one who proved to be not their warrior (messiah) promised who would lead them into battle to establish their rule over a foreign land.

Mary mother of Jesus

Based on the scientific definition, Mary of Nazareth was biologically a hermaphrodite. Mary is nowhere referred to as Mary the Mother of Jesus until 1300: Conceiud o þe hali gast, born o þe virgine marie).36 The early community of followers of the message (not the man) of Jesus gave Mary no place of significance save for some groups that did record and recognize her maternity—but not as a Mother of God, as that was a term for the Egyptian goddess Isis who was styled Mother of God in Egyptian (Isis translates as “throne”; Isis is defined as the Creatrix and source of life of all things including the planets, stars, moons, etc. Ovid, Metamorphoses i.588–747) and later Greek accounts, but is rejected by bibliolators like Lively and Cameron, Robertson and Falwell, and others who have rudimentary skills and tertiary training based on bad translations and no genuine aptitude at interpretation or critical thinking.

Inferior research and its results: Paul Cameron and Mark Regnerus

<i>Paul Cameron</i>

Paul Cameron

Cameron, like Lively, lacks training in research methods and statistics that is far more common in poor Latin American universities, especially in Perú, Guatemala and Honduras that they have never been subjected to rigorous scrutiny that academic research requires, than is found in major universities in the USA.37 Cameron’s now widely discredited publications read more like a bachelor or master thesis in Third World universities: without merit or substantiation, lacking all evidence of investigation, research, or analysis.Cameron used none of the approved tools of research, did not dig into the past to find what happened and how it was understood or accepted/rejected, and left voids in his arguments as large as the universe’s Black Holes. His modus operandi was to gather haphazardly obscure obituaries to pass as documentation, falsify statistics and create fabrications behind spurious authorships.

The only person to have a more flawed tract record filled with lies, superstitions and faulty documentation is the University of Texas at Austin associate professor of sociology Mark Regnerus, that makes researchers question how UTA and its sociology department retain its accreditation since both UT at Austin and the sociology department defend Regnerus’ sloppy research and endorse his discredited findings, that the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation claimed the university exonerated Regnerus.38 This “proposed” law was picked up by the late Paul Weyrich and promoted by his Free Congress Foundation. In part the law proposed:

1) no institution receiving tax monies may hire any person known to practice homosexual acts; any administrator who violates this provision shall be dismissed.

2) the public airways, satellites, and publicly regulated utilities may not be used to advertise, solicit, or depict homosexual acts.

3) any public employee convicted of a homosexual act must be discharged.

4) any licensed professional convicted of a homosexual act must forfeit his license, and undergo suitable rehabilitation before reapplying for licensure.

5) No institution receiving tax monies may promote advertise for, or campaign for homosexual activity. No institution receiving tax monies may permit a homosexual club, gathering, dance, or other public activity to occur on its premises. Any administrator that violates this provision shall be dismissed.

6) No public street, park or facility may be used for a homosexual parade, gathering, demonstration or orgy.

It was just a matter of time before Paul Cameron surfaced in Russia once again (he has made trips there in the past39) to spread his toxic anti-LGBT propaganda. Buzzfeed reported40 that Cameron – who has been censured41 by several academic professional organizations for his shoddy research methods and extreme anti-LGBT animus – was apparently invited to address a Duma roundtable on “family values.” There, according to Buzzfeed, he falsely claimed, among other things, that a third of LGBT people support pedophilia. Statements coming from Cameron come as no surprise. He has been falsely linking LGBT people to pedophilia for decades42 and making other, even more bizarre claims.43 When addressing an audience44 in 2010 in Krakow, Poland, for example, Cameron claimed that LGBT people have sex with animals. He has also relied on urban mythology to claim that gay men insert gerbils into their rectums.45 Cameron’s lack of scholarship and limited knowledge is equaled by his son Kirk whom he styles as his co-author.

 

Increasing Lies:

Lively, Zhuravlyov, and Regnerus

 

<i>Tweet translating Cameron in Russia</i>

Tweet translating Cameron in Russia

Buzzfeed posted, with translations, some of the tweets that Russian lawmaker Alexander Sidyakin made during Cameron’s talk. From the tweets, Sidyakin, who works closely with Russian President Vladimir Putin, appears to support Russia’s current anti-gay laws and the passage of even more. All of the world’s outcries against the draconian legislation by mentally disturbed and irrational members of the Duma led by Sidyakin met was met with deaf ears while predatory prelates and priestly pedophiles secreted in monasteries and schools called out that Russia would neither hear nor recognize the world as it continued in its own sins of torture, torment, and murder of LGBTI and minors.

Alexander Sidyakin and Russia’s Crimes Against Humanity

<i>Translated Tweet on Cameron's speech before Duma</i>

Translated Tweet on Cameron’s speech before Duma

In one tweet, Sidyakin claimed Cameron’s statistics were “interesting” and, in another, bragged to a reporter that there was no need to include experts who disagree with Cameron, stating that “(w)e didn’t even invite a second point of view,” suggesting that the roundtable is attempting to increase support for more anti-gay laws in Russia.46 Cameron’s speech took place on October 13, just before the October 15-16 planning committee meetings of the World Congress of Families, which will be holding its international right-wing (and anti-LGBT) conference in Moscow next September. Several American anti-gay activists,47 including Brian Brown48 of the National Organization for Marriage (at least his second trip to Moscow this year49) and the Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively,50 were in attendance. It’s unclear whether Cameron attended the planning committee meetings.

Regnerus admits fraud used in research

Because of Lively’s constant meddling in foreign affairs, spilling hatred with every breath he takes, the Russian lawmaker, Andrei Zhuravlyov,51 proposed a bill in September that would deny LGBT parents custody over their children,52 using the discredited Regnerus study to support it, that even Regnerus admitted had no scientific foundation.53Regnerus stated: I got taken to task for leaning on young adults’ assessments of their parents’ relationships. I didn’t ask them whether they thought their mom was a lesbian or if their dad was gay. Because, in part, self-identity is a different kind of thing than behavior, and lot of people weren’t “out” in that era. I think we can all think of moms and dads when we were growing up that we either knew or suspected were gay or lesbian, but never “came out of the closet,” so to speak. So, I didn’t want to make the assumption that these young adults would identify their parents as gay or lesbian, so I kept the focus on relationship behavior. (…)

And when pushed, a lot of people who were critics of mine will say: “Yeah, we know that, obviously, family structure matters,” and then they’ll complain, “Why didn’t you find many stably coupled lesbians?” Well, they just were not that common in the nationally representative population. There were two cases where they said the mom and her partner lived together for 18 years. There was another (sic) several who lived together for 15 or 13 years. So, stability in the sense of long-term was not common. And frankly, it’s not all that common among heterosexual population. I take pains in the study to say this is not about saying gay or lesbian parents are inherently bad. (…)

I’d be more careful about the language I used to describe people whose parents had same-sex relationships. I said “lesbian mothers” and “gay fathers,” when in fact, I don’t know about their sexual orientation; I do know about their same-sex relationship behavior. But as far as the findings themselves, I stand behind them.54 The lawmaker withdrew the bill55 this month but is revising it for re-submission. Earlier this month, Russia halted adoptions of Russian children by Swedish parents56 because same-sex marriage is legal in Sweden.

Lively Sued for Crimes Against Humanity

<i>Lively arrived at Springfield, MA federal court house to answer to charges of crimes against humanity</i>

Lively arrived at Springfield, MA federal court house to answer to charges of crimes against humanity

A Ugandan gay rights group filed suit against an American evangelist, Scott Lively, in federal court in Massachusetts on March 14, 2013, accusing him of violating international law by inciting the persecution of gay men and lesbians in Uganda.57 This followed a hearing on January 7, 2013, in Springfield, Massachusetts where a federal judge heard arguments in a case charging that Massachusetts leader Scott Lively’s actions in anti-gay efforts in Uganda constitute persecution under U.S. and international law, by the advocacy group Sexual Minorities Uganda. The group alleged that Lively’s actions over the past decade, in collaboration with key Ugandan government officials and religious leaders, are responsible for depriving LGBTI people in Uganda of their fundamental human rights based solely on identity. The group pointed to the case in Uganda in 2011, when the country’s first openly gay man had his skull caved in.58 Such action and such rampant homophobia is the definition of persecution under international law and is deemed a crime against humanity. U.S. law allows foreign citizens to sue Americans for crimes against humanity under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS). US Federal Court allowed the lawsuit to proceed on August 14, 2013.59 Lively has for decades been active in countries like Russia where a new law criminalizing gay rights advocacy was recently passed.60 Lively, in 2007, toured 50 cities in Russia recommending some of the measures that are now law.

<i>Pam Spees</i>

Pam Spees

When the case went to court, Pamela Spees, a senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, argued: “Scott Lively’s role in orchestrating the deprivation of the rights of LGBTI people in Uganda has caused untold damage,” and noted, “Persecution – (is) the deprivation of the rights of people solely because of their identity – (and) is a crime, and he must be held accountable for it.”61 Scott Lively has conducted his decade-long campaign he waged, in agreement and coordination with his Ugandan counterparts, to persecute persons on the basis of their gender and/or sexual orientation and gender identity.62 Here is the judicial agenda of the case of Scott Lively’s crimes against humanity.Clinking on any underscored bold word or phrase will take you to a pdf of the actual document:

Results and Summary

March 14, 2012: Sexual Minorities Uganda filed its complaint against Scott Lively in the Springfield Division of United States District Court, District of Massachusetts.

May 11, 2012: Lively, represented by Liberty Counsel, filed a Motion to Stay the case pending the outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell, a case also brought under the Alien Tort Statute.

May 25, 2012: Sexual Minorities Uganda filed its Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Stay.

June 1, 2012: Court denied Lively’s Motion to Stay and ordered him to answer or otherwise respond to the complaint.

August 10, 2012: Lively filed a Motion to Dismiss.

September 20, 2012: Sexual Minorities Uganda filed its Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss.

January 7, 2013: Court heard oral arguments on Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss.

April 17, 2013: Lively filed a Notice of Supplemental Authority in support of his Motion to Dismiss.

May 7, 2013: Sexual Minorities Uganda filed a Response to Defendant’s April 17 Notice regarding Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Shell.

August 14, 2013: The Court issued a Memorandum & Order, denying Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss and referring the case for pretrial scheduling.

September 6, 2013: Lively filed Motion to Amend and Certify Non-Final Order for Interlocutory Appeal.

September 20, 2013: Sexual Minorities Uganda filed their Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Amend and Certify Non-Final Order for Interlocutory Appeal.

September 23, 2013: Court promptly denies Defendant’s Motion to Amend and Certify Non-Final Order for Interlocutory Appeal.

September 24, 2013: Lively files a Motion for Reconsideration of the Order denying certification for interlocutory appeal.

October 8, 2013: Sexual Minorities Uganda files its Opposition to the Motion for Reconsideration.

October 9, 2013: Court promptly denies Defendant’s Motion for Reconsideration.

Lively is the founder and president of Abiding Truth Ministries located in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he runs Holy Grounds Coffee House, a storefront mission and shop, and where he acts as an end-times prophesier.

 

Conclusion

<i>Nations at war and ending human rights always call on God for justification</i>

Nations at war and ending human rights always call on God for justification

Scott Lively preaches the lies that he reads. There is not word in the Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) that cannot be traced back to a far older source, any more than here is in the demonic ministrations and predatory preaching of the man from Springfield, Massachusetts. For example, Lively’s claims of dragons gleaned from the twisted tales of the madman John of Patmos is from The Ancient Near East in Pictures Relating to the Old Testament, 2nd ed. by James B. Pritchard (Princeton University Press, 1969), pp. 218, 221, and the violent Jesus (Matthew 10:34) is a reproduction of the theology of the Roman military’s favored god Mithras who was called The Good Shepherd..

<i>Nothing is seen as evil if priests, prelates and presidents claim god is on their side:</i> Русский Витязь готовится к бою

Nothing is seen as evil if priests, prelates and presidents claim god is on their side: Русский Витязь готовится к бою

For the Russian Duma or any other homophobic group to cite scripture to salve their own consciousness and offer alleged divine proof that heterosexuality is the will of some terrorizing deity is rank ignorance at best. This ignorance has been intensified by pedophiles in the Russian Orthodox Church with the machinations of the most vile of all of its patriarchs: Kirill I of Moscow and his financial backer Vladimir Putin. Putin and Kirill’s cries match the rallying cry of the greatest monsters in the world of religion and faith: from the genocide launched by Joshua and Gideon, to the wars of the Prophets, the invasions of Persians, Greeks, Romans, the soldiers for the Church Militant (the Inquisition and the heinous Dominicans, Franciscans and Jesuits that sailed with the Spanish Conquerors who raped and plundered the New World from the Islands south of North America to the vandalism and slaughter of far more advanced Inkas and other tribes that had invented and used superior irrigation methods, held schools, and had a religion the equal of any myth maker from the writers of Pauline epistles to Justin Martyr, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, who sought the entire liquidation of the Jews.63, writing “(w)e are at fault in not slaying them”.64)–much in the matter of Adolf Hitler’s symbol and slogan Gott mit uns (meaning God with us) that marked belt buckles, awards, insignia, and other badges of the NAZIs.

Recommendations

Scott Lively is not an exception. Tens of thousands of those who claim that they speak for a deity anoint themselves as being a part of the deity who have the right speak in the place of that deity. It is essential that today’s students learn to separate fact from fiction. No mortal is infallible in any way or at any time about anything. The concept of mortal infallibility is novel and did was not even mentioned before the nineteenth century.

Students of translation and interpretation must be on guard against those who would canonize or close any avenue to full and correct conduct of inquiry. All things must be allowed, permitted, and encouraged to be challenged, questioned, and disproved. To do less is to invite mythology and its mortal monsters who will stop at nothing to suppress the truth and carry forward ancient legends and suppositions, as with Ptolemy’s disproved theory of heliocentricism that saw Nicolas Copernicus afraid to release his stellar study arguing that the tides were evidence for the motion of the Earth, that he published in De revolutionibus orbius coelestium in 1543. Much later the despicable Robert Cardinal Bellarmine (1542-1621), a Jesuit who never lived a holy life but whose Order purchased for him the throne of sainthood, summoned Galileo (whose daughter was later a nun) on February 25, 1616 to admonish the celebrated scientist who dared to challenge Aristotle–whom Galileo proved to be wrong, leading Newton to expand on the theory of gravity)–to abandon and cease defending geocentricism. Like Stephen Hawking who rejected the remonstrances of Pope John Paul II who declared that “somethings belong only to god”, Galileo published his discoveries in 1610, in his Sidereus Nuncius (Starry Messenger). The astronomer described the surprising observations that he had made with the new telescope: the phases of Venus and the Galilean moons of Jupiter (named in his honor)65 in his book and later wrote Kepler that many of those who doubted him even refused to look through the telescope to see for themselves the truth he had written.66 Bellarmine spent a worthless career intimidating others to renouncing the truth to avoid the pains of the most unholy Inquisition in history.

For those institutions who dare to define themselves as schools, colleges, and universities, the administrators and directors must demand critical thinking, critical writing, and not bastardize education in quest of praise or monetary reward. There is too much of that in Latin America and poor nations in Asia and Africa, where education is gained through purchase of degrees that are as false and fraudulent as the illiterate evangelicals who claim a direct link to a divine power.

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End Notes

 

 

  1. Matthew 10:34.
  2. Matthew 5:9.
  3. It is a discourse on heavenly versus demonic wisdom. The key verse is number 18.
  4. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/the-other-scandal-in-sri-lanka–and-80-of-commonwealth-countries-endemic-homophobia-8931595.html?utm_source=indynewsletter&utm_medium=email11112013. Southern Baptists are especially fond of waging war and fashioning their own Holocaust for LGBTI communities, as became public knowledge with the preaching of North Carolina’s Providence Road Baptist Church Pastor Charles L. Worley who wanted to dump gays and lesbians from a plane into a concentration camp in the USA:http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/22/3259057/pastors-anti-gay-sermon-spurs.html and http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c69_1337687857 complete with an electronic fence: http://www.towleroad.com/2012/05/nc-pastor-wants-to-build-electrified-fence-to-contain-starve-and-ultimately-kill-gays-video.html and http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/22/video-of-north-carolina-pastors-plan-to-get-rid-of-gays-goes-viral/ to keep the queers (http://www.advocate.com/society/religion/2012/05/21/north-carolina-preacher-charles-worley-wants-gay-people-put) in until they starve to death http://www.goddiscussion.com/96951/a-north-carolina-pastor-wants-concentration-camps-for-gays-and-lesbians-while-rev-welton-gaddy-says-thats-not-christian/ as such is the command of Jesus in the New Testament from that he preaches; watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y364C42sg0Y.
  5. http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/09/19/anti-lgbt-zealot-scott-lively-claims-credit-for-inspiring-russias-laws/. Cf. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/18/20546485-the-rainbow-belongs-to-god-anti-gay-us-pastor-sets-sights-on-sochi-olympics?lite without noting that more than 500,000, that number is constantly debated, homosexuals were sent to concentration camps and murdered by Hitler’s NAZIs, claiming “lebensunwertes Leben” (Life unworthy of life): http://balder.org/judea/Nazi-Extermination-Of-Homosexuals-A-Myth.php Wikoff’s comments must be read with a critical eye given his own agenda against the Broadway play Bent. The higher number of 500,000 is from Rector, Frank (1981). The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals.New York, NY: Stein and Day. The book was first issued in Dutch, under the title: Homo holocaust: de uitroeiing van de homoseksuelen door de nazi’s/ Amsterdam, Nederland: Wetenschappelijke Uitgeverij : De Arbeiderspers, and then in English. Others have pushed the number as high as 1.2 million gays being slaughtered. The Jews, especially of Germany, have been the most adamant against including recognition of LGBT people being killed fearing such recognition belittle their own group’s massacre, even though many Jews who were tortured and died in NAZI camps were LGBT, and the evidence of LGBT tortures and murders has given a green light to neo-NAZIs worldwide: http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t893283/.
  6. http://www.care2.com/causes/virulent-anti-gay-pastor-to-face-trial-for-crimes-against-humanity.html. Cf. http://www.defendthefamily.com/pfrc/archives.php?id=2345952. Cp. Xan Rice in Kampala. “Uganda considers death sentence for gay sex in bill before parliament”. The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-03-16. Michel Martin (18 December 2009). “U.S. Evangelical Leaders Blamed For Uganda Anti-Gay Sentiment”. NPR (National Public Radio).
  7. http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/scott-lively.
  8. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/lively-wedding-songs-homosexual-marriage-flood-end-times.
  9. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/barton-its-not-global-warming-its-judgment-god.
  10. http://colleges.findthebest.com/l/595/Trinity-Law-School and has only had one reviewer rank it at 5 points. It has three full-time faculty members.
  11. http://en.strasbourg-europe.eu/the-international-institute-of-human-rights,41321,en.html.
  12. http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-anti-gay-activist-warns-president-vladimir-putin-gay-propaganda-laws-are-not-enough010913.
  13. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/scott-lively. Cp. http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/scott-lively-obama-is-the-antichrist-and-hes-using-homosexuality-to-bring-about-the-end-times/politics/2013/09/18/75295#.UoBMilPuRig.
  14. http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/us-anti-gay-activist-warns-president-vladimir-putin-gay-propaganda-laws-are-not-enough010913.
  15. http://www.cbn.com/700club/features/BringItOn/EndTimes-index.aspx. and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/09/pat-robertson-security-cameras-end-times_n_3246102.html. Cp. http://www.alternet.org/story/39748/lobbying_for_armageddon. Cf. Ide, Arthur Frederick (1987). Robertson! The Pulpit and the Power: Plotting, Planning, Pretending–Pat’s putsch for the Presidency. Austin, TX, USA: AAP, and Ide Arthur Frederick (1986). Evangelical Terrorism: Censorship, Falwell, Robertson, and the seaming side of Christian Fundamentalism. Irving, TX: Scholars Books. Ref. Boston, Rob (1996). The Most Dangerous Man in America? Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition. Amherst, NY, USA: Prometheus Books.
  16. http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/scott-lively-obama-is-the-antichrist-and-hes-using-homosexuality-to-bring-about-the-end-times/politics/2013/09/18/75295#.UoBMilPuRig.
  17. This is an erroneous phrasing of Matthew 25:31: οταν δε ελθη ο υιος του ανθρωπου εν τη δοξη αυτου και παντες οι αγιοι αγγελοι μετ αυτου τοτε καθισει επι θρονου δοξης αυτου; it is an allegory referring to charity and the lack of hospitality. The Jews of the first century had no concept of neither heaven nor hell, and with sheol, life ceased as sheol (שאול) was a “dark pit” (בור עמוק) and “nothingness”. (Job 3:11-19.)The idea of a resurrection and a judgment day comes from ancient Egypt when the heart is weighed against a feather.There is nothing in the words of the Jesus (there is no J in Hebrew, therefore the name of the individual was not Jesus, but at best Iesus) of the New Testament that indicates any difference between the old Jewish beliefs and the beliefs of that Jesus. Like other obvious errors in the Gospels, it is not reflected in the first Gospel written: Mark, on which all other gospels take their message; it is another gloss added to strengthen the tie of religion tightly around the necks of those who confessed Rome and enabled the clergy to tie their purses to the endowment of Rome.Verses 45 and 46 are among the most misunderstood, mistranslated and misinterpreted, as the actual content focuses on the poorest, the most needy, and afflicted, and they, not the rich as Joel Osteen of Houston (Texas) proclaims, are the true inheritors of the future kingdom: 45 τοτε αποκριθησεται αυτοις λεγων αμην λεγω υμιν εφ οσον ουκ εποιησατε ενι τουτων των ελαχιστων ουδε εμοι εποιησατε 46 και απελευσονται ουτοι εις κολασιν αιωνιον οι δε δικαιοι εις ζωην αιωνιον
  18. While End Times is based on Isaiah 2:4 and is used as a base for Matthew 24:36, neither are in the original scrolls, with both being marginalia. The actual issue of End Times is far older than an Abrahamic legend, as it is found in Zoroastrian theology:Taylor, Richard P. (2000), Death and Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, p. 312. Boyce, Mary (1979), Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. London, UK: Routledge & Kegan Paul, pp. 27–29, and a part of Maitreya Buddhism.
  19. The “devil” is not unique to Judaism or Christianity, but is found in most other faiths dating back to no less than 4000 BCE, and took a position of prominence as being the favored son of the High Lord God in Babylonian theology that was plagiarized later by Hebrew writers in recording Job 2:1: וַיְהִ֣י הַיֹּ֔ום וַיָּבֹ֙אוּ֙ בְּנֵ֣י הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים לְהִתְיַצֵּ֖ב עַל־יְהוָ֑ה וַיָּבֹ֤וא גַֽם־הַשָּׂטָן֙ בְּתֹכָ֔ם לְהִתְיַצֵּ֖ב עַל־יְהוָֽה׃.
  20. The text of Romans 1, an epistle allegedly written by Saul of Tarsus but by the members of an apologetic school, is actually a statement of vanity and attempting to be equal or greater to god by elevating mortal logic above divine knowledge: verses 22: φασκοντες ειναι σοφοι εμωρανθησαν, 23: και ηλλαξαν την δοξαν του αφθαρτου θεου εν ομοιωματι εικονος φθαρτου ανθρωπου και πετεινων και τετραποδων και ερπετων, 25: οιτινες μετηλλαξαν την αληθειαν του θεου εν τω ψευδει και εσεβασθησαν και ελατρευσαν τη κτισει παρα τον κτισαντα ος εστιν ευλογητος εις τους αιωνας αμην, 28: και καθως ουκ εδοκιμασαν τον θεον εχειν εν επιγνωσει παρεδωκεν αυτους ο θεος εις αδοκιμον νουν ποιειν τα μη καθηκοντα, etc. with many originally being marginalia; the use of “homosexual” in verse 31 is the worst of all the translations of this work, as in the original it translates as “without natural affection” meaning to seek out that offered for the moment but without the love that comes when seeking a permanent relationship—that homosexuals do seek—and is more of a condemnation of entering a relationship solely for sex without love and its attributes: ασυνετους ασυνθετους αστοργους ασπονδους ανελεημονας
  21. Cf. http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/7746114553.html.
  22. Rendsburg, Gary (2007). “The Biblical flood story in the light of the Gilgamesh flood account,” in Gilgamesh and the world of Assyria: proceedings of the conference held at Mandelbaum House, the University of Sydney, 21-23 July 2004. eds Azize, J & Weeks, N. Peters. Leuven: Peeters. p. 117. For the cuneiform text, read: George, A. R. (2003). The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic: Introduction, Critical Edition and Cuneiform Texts. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. pp. 70ff.
  23. Ezekiel 16:49: הִנֵּה־זֶה הָיָה עֲוֹ סְדֹם אֲחֹותֵךְ גָּאֹון שִׂבְעַת־לֶ חֶם וְשַׁלְוַת הַשְׁקֵט הָיָה לָהּ וְלִבְנֹותֶיהָ וְיַד־עָנִי וְאֶבְיֹון לֹא הֶחֱזִֽיקָה׃
  24. מדרש ‎; plural midrashim.
  25. The word is not a name but אַגָּדָה
  26. Lot is a trick used by priests and those who claim a direct line of communication with any deity much in the same way as the Egyptian legend of Moses states he saw the gods “face to face”. There is a discrepancy in this legend that entered into the Book of Exodus, as in Numbers 12:6-8 Moses is recorded as seeing god face-to-face as he does in Exodus 33:11, but verses 20-23, the writers claimed that the gods only let Moses see his/her/their “back parts” or anus: וַהֲסִרֹתִי֙ אֶת־כַּפִּ֔י וְרָאִ֖יתָ אֶת־אֲחֹרָ֑י וּפָנַ֖י לֹ֥א יֵרָאֽוּ׃
  27. Genesis 19:36.
  28. Cp. 2 Kings 23:7: וַיִּתֹּץ֙ אֶת־בָּתֵּ֣י הַקְּדֵשִׁ֔ים אֲשֶׁ֖ר בְּבֵ֣ית יְהוָ֑ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר הַנָּשִׁ֗ים אֹרְגֹ֥ות שָׁ֛ם בָּתִּ֖ים לָאֲשֵׁרָֽה. Cf. 2 Kings 23: 33 reads: וַיַּאַסְרֵהוּ֩ פַרְעֹ֨ה נְכֹ֤ה בְרִבְלָה֙ בְּאֶ֣רֶץ חֲמָ֔ת בִּירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וַיִּתֶּן־עֹ֙נֶשׁ֙ עַל־הָאָ֔רֶץ מֵאָ֥ה כִכַּר־כֶּ֖סֶף וְכִכַּ֥ר זָהָֽב.
  29. Joshua 12:21: מֶלֶךְתַּעְנַךְאֶחָדמֶלֶךְמְגִדֹּואֶחָֽד׃. Read http://www.arthuride.com/madness-of-michelle-bachmann-end-time-evangelicals-and-the-apocalypse-a-study-of-misreading-mistranslation-misinterpretation-misunderstood-culture-and-misused-history-for-the-sake-of-religion/
  30. Cf. verses 11-14; verse 11 is a direct plagiarism from Ezekiel 33:5: אֵת֩ קֹ֨ול הַשֹּׁופָ֤ר שָׁמַע֙ וְלֹ֣א נִזְהָ֔ר דָּמֹ֖ו בֹּ֣ו יִֽהְיֶ֑ה וְה֥וּא נִזְהָ֖ר נַפְשֹׁ֥ו מִלֵּֽט, and37: 5 כֹּ֤ה אָמַר֙ אֲדֹנָ֣י יְהוִ֔ה לָעֲצָמֹ֖ות הָאֵ֑לֶּה הִנֵּ֨ה אֲנִ֜י מֵבִ֥יא בָכֶ֛ם ר֖וּחַ וִחְיִיתֶֽם and, verse 14 וְנָתַתִּ֨י רוּחִ֤י בָכֶם֙ וִחְיִיתֶ֔ם וְהִנַּחְתִּ֥י אֶתְכֶ֖ם עַל־אַדְמַתְכֶ֑ם וִידַעְתֶּ֞ם כִּי־אֲנִ֧י יְהוָ֛ה דִּבַּ֥רְתִּי וְעָשִׂ֖יתִי נְאֻם־יְהוָֽה, being added to the first forgery in the fifth century
  31. http://arthuride.wordpress.com/category/gop/page/5/.
  32. The word homosexual was coined by Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1825–95) and published in his book Forschungen über das Rätsel der mannmännlichen Liebe (Researches on the Riddle of Male–Male (Man-to-Man) Love). Leipzig, Deutschland: Spohr.
  33. Charles Gilbert Chaddock (1894); I have the 1886 edition in my personal library: Psychopathia sexualis: eine klinisch-forensische Studie, Stuttgart, Deutschland: Enke, where the term is antipathic. Read Psychopathia sexualis: with especial reference to the contrary sexual instinct: a medico-legal study… by R(ichard) von Krafft-Ebing. 7th edition, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis. The word homosexual does not appear in German until by 1880, and then in Gustav Jäger, Gustav (1880). Pyschologie a part of the series Lehrbuch der allgemeinen Zoologie: ein Leitfaden für Vorträge und zum Selbststudium, III. Abth.
  34. https://arthuride.wordpress.com/category/evangelical-christianity/.
  35. Pritchard, James B. editor (1969). Ancient Near Eastern Texts. Princeton, (ANET), “The Asiatic Campaigning of Ramses II,” Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. pp. 255-256. Egyptologist Mehdi Yarahmadi (2011) claims the battle was an Egyptian defeat: دانشگاهفردوسیمشهد: شماره 44 -45 فصلنامهتاریخپژوهی. pp. 141–151. Cp. http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/ramseskadeshcampaign.htm. ANET contains most of the primary sources for these stories in translation and should be on every scholar’s shelf.
  36. Curso Mundi 24977.
  37. For a criticism of Cameron’s research, read: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_cameron_survey.html.
  38. http://blog.heritage.org/2012/08/31/case-closed-at-ut-austin-regnerus-exonerated/.
  39. http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2008/06/16/2213.
  40. http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/discredited-us-anti-gay-activist-addreses-russian-parliament.
  41. http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_cameron_sheet.html.
  42. http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/paul-cameron.
  43. http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/09/20/anti-lgbt-propagandist-published-again-in-academic-journal/.
  44. http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/paul-cameron.
  45. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WzkVaseUVw.
  46. http://www.towleroad.com/2013/10/discredited-liar-paul-cameron-invited-to-speak-to-russian-parliament.html.
  47. http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/7114773046.html.
  48. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/guess-who-s-back-moscow.
  49. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/globalizing-homophobia-part-2-today-whole-world-looking-russia.
  50. http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/10/18/anti-lgbt-activist-scott-lively-returns-to-russia/.
  51. http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/09/05/discredited-regnerus-study-touted-in-push-for-russian-anti-gay-law/.
  52. http://en.ria.ru/russia/20130905/183185396/Russian-Duma-to-Debate-Taking-Kids-From-Gay-Parents.html.
  53. http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/10/30/1110591/regnerus-admits-gay-parenting/.
  54. Cp. http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/10/29/discredited-anti-lgbt-researcher-addresses-russian-duma/.
  55. http://en.ria.ru/russia/20131019/184246033.html.
  56. http://www.thelocal.se/20131004/50596.
  57. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/us/ugandan-gay-rights-group-sues-scott-lively-an-american-evangelist.html?_r=0.
  58. http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/18/20546485-the-rainbow-belongs-to-god-anti-gay-us-pastor-sets-sights-on-sochi-olympics?lite.
  59. http://ccrjustice.org/newsroom/press-releases/court-allows-groundbreaking-case-against-anti-gay-religious-leader-proceed.
  60. http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/10/18/anti-lgbt-activist-scott-lively-returns-to-russia/.
  61. http://ccrjustice.org/newsroom/press-releases/federal-court-hears-persecution-case-against-anti-gay-leader-scott-lively.
  62. All documents are at http://ccrjustice.org/LGBTUganda/ and http://ccrjustice.org/newsroom/news/activists-sue-u.s.-evangelical-pastor-over-gay-rights-grievances.
  63. Luther, Martin (1543) Von den Juden und Ihren Lügen.
  64. Luther, Martin (1543), source for On the Jews and Their Lies, cited in Michael. Robert (Autumn 1985). “Luther, Luther Scholars, and the Jews,” Encounter 46 No. 4:343-344.
  65. Favaro, Antonio, ed. (1890–1909; reprinted 1929–1939 and 1964–1966). Le Opere di Galileo Galilei, Edizione Nazionale. (in italian). Florence, Italy: Barbera. 10.243: Volo, mi Keplere, ut rideamus insignem vulgi stultitiam. Quid dices de primariis huius Gimnasii philosophis, qui, aspidis pertinacia repleti, nunquam, licet me ultro dedita opera millies offerente, nec Planetas, nec Crescent.svg, nec perspicillum, videre voluerunt? Verum ut ille aures, sic isti oculos, contra veritatis lucem obturarunt.” In Latin.
  66. Drake, Stillman (1978). Galileo At Work. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, pp. 162, 165 gives the names. Cp. Sharratt, Michael (1994). Galileo: Decisive Innovator. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 87.

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