Controversial anti-gay author Scott
Lively has found a new venue to give a talk in California after being
refused at an earlier site.
The Murrieta Temecula Republican
Assembly had originally scheduled Lively to speak last week but the
event's venue, the Temeku Hills clubhouse in Temecula, canceled over
the threat of protest.
In the book The Pink Swastika:
Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, Lively asserts that gays,
particularly men, played a key role in elevating the Nazi Party in
He is also the founder of Abiding Truth
Ministries, a group listed as a hate group by The Southern Poverty
Law Center, a civil rights organization that tracks hate groups in
America. A claim Lively denies.
In his book, Lively links the modern
gay rights movement to events that took place in Nazi Germany and
argues that gay rights are “dangerous.”
“[T]he 'gay' movement I have seen and
investigated is neither benign, nor are its members 'victims'. It is
vicious, deceptive and enormously powerful. Its philosophy is
Machiavellian and its tactics are (literally) Hitlerian,” Lively
Assembly President Bob Kowell, who says
people distort Lively's work, told
The Press-Enterprise that the author is likely to speak
at a different venue Friday, but refused to identity it.
The group is also planning to stream
the talk live on the Internet.
“He's just causing a lot of damage to
the community,” Maryann Johnson, president of the Temecula Valley
chapter of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a
nationwide gay support group, told the paper.