Anti-gay activist Scott Lively has blamed gay people for the Ukraine crisis.

In an op-ed titled Russia Set to Supplant U.S. as Human Rights Leader published Tuesday on, Lively claims that gay rights will result “in a death spiral of moral and ethical degeneracy.”

“Today, both the Magna Carta and the First Amendment are deemed to be trumped by the 'right to sodomy' in case after case, and pro-homosexual activist federal judges in the U.S. are striking down 'Defense of Marriage' laws in the most morally conservative states in the union with brazen disregard for the Constitution and the will of the people,” Lively wrote.

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“I ask you, which is the greater threat to human rights: Russia's law preventing homosexual activists from disseminating their propaganda to children, or the lawless decrees of these American federal judges?” he asked, a reference to a controversial Russian law which prohibits the public promotion of “gay propaganda” to minors.

“Russia appears to be returning to its pre-Soviet understanding that humans are made in the image of God, and that our 'rights' are really duties of respect and care for each other imposed on us by Him. … [T]his is why the greatest point of conflict between the U.S. and Russia is the question of homosexuality. I believe even the conflict in Ukraine is being driven to a large extent by this issue, at least on the part of the Obama State Department and the homosexualist leaders in the EU,” Lively said.

Last month, Lively co-founded the Coalition for Family Values to help propagate similar anti-gay laws around the globe.

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