Independent Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and anti-gay activist Scott Lively says a decision striking down Uganda's anti-gay law clears him of involvement in its passage.

Last week, the nation's Constitutional Court struck down the law – which calls for life imprisonment for the crime of “aggravated homosexuality” and bans the “promotion of homosexuality” – saying that it was approved during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

“Now that the Ugandan government has shown itself capable of self-governance, I'm waiting for calls of apology from media outlets around the world who for years have insinuated (or outright insisted) that the Ugandans were merely my puppets in a nefarious scheme to persecute homosexuals there,” Lively said in a blog post.

He added that he was “not unhappy that the Ugandan law as written has been nullified.”

“The law's enactment and quick repeal conclusively demonstrates that Ugandans can think for themselves, are capable of self-governance, and do not need 'enlightened' Marxists and homosexual militants from the West to shape their public policy and uphold the rule of law,” he added.

Lively, however, has previously touted his involvement in helping to shape the law.

“I was actually one of the people that helped to start the pro-family movement there. … they were finding people there, primarily homosexual men from Europe and the United States coming into the country and working to try to change the social values. And they didn’t know what to do. They had never had a pro-family movement. This was all new to them. So they wanted to draft some kind of law. And it wasn’t written at that point. It was just sort of the idea that they wanted to do something. So they invited me to come and speak along with a couple of other people from the U.S., and I did,” Lively said in 2010.

Lively traveled to Uganda on several occasions. In a 5-hour televised marathon presentation held in 2009, Lively claimed that gay men and women were aggressively recruiting Uganda's children and labeled some gays “monsters … so far from normalcy that they're killers.”

The LGBT group Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) has filed a lawsuit in the United States claiming that in speaking out against gays Lively violated international law.

“The SMUG lawsuit claims that my preaching against homosexuality in Uganda overpowered the weak-minded African natives and turned them into rampaging bloodthirsty savages bent on 'gay' genocide,” Lively wrote this week.

“The maliciously deceitful attempt by the global 'gay' movement and its media allies to paint Uganda as a pariah state filled with hateful bigots (as in the propaganda film God Loves Uganda), is simply a disgusting modern example of the same 'blood libel' used against the Jews by the Nazis,” he added.