Homophobic Political Pundit Makes Wild Claims About Trump Election Loss

by Brendan Walker

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday January 28, 2021

Homophobic Political Pundit Makes Wild Claims About Trump Election Loss
  (Source:Associated Press)

With the continued outpour of conspiracy theories about why Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, homophobic activist Scott Lively might have the wildest one of all.

In a video obtained by LGBTQ Nation via Rightwing Watch, Lively made the bold claim that the former president was removed from office by God's will for being too supportive of the LGBTQ community.

"[Trump] defied God on a fundamental tenet of the Bible and never repented of it," Lively stated in an appearance on radio program Swamp Warriors. "If Donald Trump was, as I believe, God's man in the White House for four years, why did God not preserve it? Because if God had given him favor, nothing that mankind could have done could have removed him from that office."

More specifically, Lively bemoaned Trump's appointment of Richard Grenell, the former acting Director of National Intelligence and the first openly gay person to serve in an executive cabinet position. Even though Lively said he would remember Grenell as a loyal Trump ally, he quickly added that the former president's support of an openly gay man was the reason why God stripped him of his presidency.

The conservative commentator has a long history of openly spreading his anti-LGBTQ views. Lively is the president of Abiding Truth Ministries, a California based gay hate organization, and also spent periods in Uganda advocating for a homosexual-centered death penalty.

That political activity in Uganda would lead to a lawsuit from Ugandan LGBTQ rights groups, with the case against Lively only dismissed due to the lack of jurisdiction American courts had in the matter.

Recently, Lively ran as an independent in the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial election, and in the 2018 Massachusetts GOP primary for governor. He lost in both races, and won around 36% of the votes in the primary.

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