Anti-gay activist Scott Lively has
claimed that “everyone was pretty happy” when gay men and
lesbians “lived discretely” in the 1940s and the 1950s.
Lively, who is also an independent
candidate for governor of Massachusetts, made the claim during a
wide ranging interview with a Denver radio program.
“In the 40s and 50s, there was a
homosexual subculture,” Lively
said. “But the gays weren't demanding to have control over all
the cultural institutions. They weren't demanding that homosexuality
be legitimized to children and to be on every television show and
every aspect, sports figures coming out and that sort of thing.”
“They lived discreetly and everybody
was pretty happy.”
But in 60s, Lively said, gays adopted
the “radicalism of the cultural Marxists.”
“That was all about destroying the
existing order, destroying it down to ashes, so they could rebuild
society according to their own socialist utopian model. And that's
what this whole culture war is about. It's a conflict really between
Christians and Marxists,” Lively added.