Oh, the crazy irony of it, says a Christian pastor long singled out for demonization by LGBT activists.
Scott Lively, one of the more outspoken critics of the “gay” activist agenda, including same-sex marriage, has been selected to receive this year’s “Pink Brick” award – a dubious distinction conferred by San Francisco Pride, on someone the group determines to have caused “significant harm to the LGBT community.” Last year’s winner was the Boy Scouts of America.
An attorney and Christian minister, Lively is co-author of the controversial book “The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party,” which exhaustively documents the major role homosexuals played in the Hitler’s genocidal Third Reich.
Accusing Lively of supporting “heinous crimes against LGBT people,” SF Pride blames Lively – incorrectly – for supporting what it calls Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill. In reality, Lively did just the opposite, publicly urging Ugandan authorities not to impose the death penalty on homosexuals.
Nevertheless, the San Francisco LGBT group is giving Lively the Pink Brick.
But it’s not the first time the pink brick has been thrown at him, says Lively. When the Bay Area Reporter contacted Lively to ask for his comment on being so “honored,” Lively responded with a challenge to LGBT activists:
“The pink brick, symbolic of the bricks thrown by militant ‘gays’ at police during the Stonewall riots, perfectly captures the irony of bullies posing as victims. I’ve actually already received this award in real life.
“A pink paving stone scrawled with the threat ‘SHUT DOWN LIVELY”‘was thrown through the church windows of Christian Liberty Academy the morning I was to give a speech on ‘gay’ bullying there in 2011. It was wrapped in a note threatening further violence. The worst bullies in America today are LGBT activists and I will not stop telling that truth no matter how many bricks you throw at me. I dare you to publish this comment and accompanying pictures.”
Later, Gary Virginia, chief of the board of directors of SF Pride, called Lively a “hatemonger and commented that other nominees this year were two world leaders, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan. In the end, however, the group determined the Lively edged out the competition.
Comments Lively: “My crusade is for truth, which the LGBT community cannot tolerate. In their world, reminding the public that iconic LGBT pioneers Harry Hay, David Thorstad, Harvey Milk and many others were pederasts represents a crime against humanity. In their world, encouraging people around the world to protect their societies from the health consequences of sodomy is unforgivable ‘hate speech,’ even while these same LGBT activists watch hundreds of thousands of gay men die agonizing deaths by GRIDS – deaths that were preventable by simply not engaging in the voluntary sexual conduct I tell people to shun.”
He adds: “In their world, banning gay propaganda to children in Russia (which I wholeheartedly support) is no different than threatening life imprisonment for consensual adult homosexuality in Uganda (which I wholeheartedly oppose). In their world, ‘pride’ means flaunting shameful perversion on the public streets in front of children, while disapproval of same indicates an anxiety disorder (‘homophobia’). When the leaders of that world ‘award’ someone as most representative of their opposition, it is a badge of honor in the real world to receive it. Isaiah 5:20 says of the LGBT world ‘Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!’ I urge you all to repent.”
The 2011 real-life pink brick-throwing incident took place before an event sponsored by Americans for Truth, led by Peter LaBarbera, who previously received his own Pink Brick award designation.
A report on LaBarbera’s website said LGBT activists attacked Christian Liberty Academy in Illinois by throwing “two large, concrete brick pavers through its glass doors with a hate-note attached.”
The note said: “This is just a sample of what we will do if you don’t shut down Scott Lively and AFTAH … [F**k] Scott Lively. Quit the homophobic [s**t]!”
The incident was referred to police for investigation, while a statement was posted online taking “credit” for the vandalism.
Previous brick award winners, according to SF Pride’s website, include the Boy Scouts, LaBarbera, Lou Engle, California Sen. Roy Ashburn, Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, President George W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sen. Dianne Feinstein.