In March of 2012, the Center for Constitution Rights filed a federal lawsuit against Scott Lively and his current organization, Abiding Truth Ministries. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a non-profit umbrella organization for LGBT advocacy groups in Uganda.
The complaint alleges that Lively specifically sought out Uganda to further his agenda, knowing that Uganda was fertile ground to “meaningfully provoke and bring about the persecution of the LGBT community.” It connects his actions, beginning with his 2002 visit to Uganda, to the escalation of anti-gay propaganda and persecution in Uganda, culminating with the Kill the Gays bill.
It is the first known sexual identity and gender discrimination suit under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which allows foreign victims to sue corporations, governments and individuals for human rights violations.
Let’s see. A nutty American pastor goes halfway around the world to Uganda to preach that there should be a law to kill gays. Such a law is drafted. Vigilante gangs start targeting and killing suspected gays, including prominent gay rights activist David Kato. Said Pastor gets charged with crimes against humanity.
Yeah, I think they got it about right.