Scott Lively has defended his anti-gay
rhetoric, saying he doesn't hate gays.
During an interview with the American
Family Association's (AFA) Sandy Rios on Tuesday, Lively, who
previously labeled some gays
“monsters … so far from normalcy that they're killers,”
insisted that he doesn't hate gay people or “want them to be harmed
in any way” or “put in jail.”
said, “I want them to receive salvation in Jesus Christ, repent
of their sins, and be able to enjoy the blessings of being able to
live a heterosexual life and have a wife or a husband, depending on
what your gender is, and the great blessings that come from doing
things the way God designed us to live.”
Lively also repeated the assertion that
the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is “deliberately trying to incite
murder” against him.
HRC recently released a report titled
The Export of Hate, which seeks to shine a light on the
“network of American extremists who work tirelessly to undercut
LGBT people around the world at every turn.”
Lively, president of the
Massachusetts-based Abiding Truths Ministries, is among those
profiled in Export of Hate.
“It's a hit list, and a hit list
file, it's like the 10 Most Wanted list,” Lively told Rios.
“This is nothing less than directions
to the next Floyd Lee Corkins on who to assassinate and where to find
them and inflammatory rhetoric to get them all wound up in order to
feel motivated to be able to do it,” he said, a reference to the
mentally disturbed man who entered the Washington D.C. offices of the
Family Research Council (FRC) with a backpack full of Chick-fil-A
sandwiches and shot a security guard in the arm before he was
wrestled to the ground.
“It’s a hit list for
“Every leftist organization in
America knows they have people that follow their rhetoric who are
willing to commit murder,” he added.