Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Anti-Gay Pastor Will Run For Governor Of Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, controversial anti-gay pastor Scott Lively announced in a press release on Monday that he will run for governor of the state, although he conceded that "it would take a miracle from God" for him to win.  Activists have sued Lively for fomenting anti-gay repression in Uganda. (See prior posting.) Explaining why he will run, Lively said in part:
The people of this state need a candidate who can clearly and unapologetically articulate Biblical values without fear or compromise. They need a candidate who will tell the simple truth that abortion is murder, and homosexuality is condemned by God (but that Jesus forgives and heals those who repent). That parents and not the state have authority over their children, because government is our servant and not our master. That socialism is slavery and humanism breeds corruption. But mostly they need a leader who will remind the people that Massachusetts was founded upon Jesus Christ and the Bible and that our future security and prosperity depend on restoring our trust in Him. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!” Psalm 33:12.
Edge yesterday reported on Lively and his decision to run.