Scott Lively, A One-Eyed Man in the Land of the Blind
By Jerry A. Kane
Last week the Rev. Scott Lively, an independent candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, joined seven other declared candidates in the state’s first gubernatorial forum on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues at the Boston Public Library.
Rather than join in with the others in the hallelujah “pro-gay” chorus, Lively addressed homosexual behaviors from a medical, sociological, and biblical viewpoint. Lively’s common sense language left politicians and audience members startled like they’d been slapped in the face with some cheap aftershave.
At times Lively was interrupted by grunts and guffaws from disgruntled audience members and rude and snide comments from the candidates, yet their mockery, scorn, and hostility did not deter him. He presented a clinic on how to fight back against hostility and overwhelming odds. He kept his composure and conveyed his message.
When it was over, Lively stood alone as the only independent thinker among the group of me-too candidates parroting gaystapo talking points. As one reporter put it, “Most of the candidates for governor had the same message … Lively was the forum’s outlier. He lived up to his last name …”
For too long now, conservative politicians and pro-family leaders have been reluctant to tell the truth about homosexuality. When they are confronted with political correctness, they back peddle and compromise rather than stand tall and fight on principles.
All too often they collapse under the pressure and run away instead of standing up to the name-calling and engaging the battle. It’s obvious they’re controlled by fear, but what’s sad is that they seem to be the only ones who don’t know it.
If nothing else, Lively has shown that repeating truths forcefully and fearlessly is the only way to defeat a homosexual movement built on lies, deceit, and disinformation.
In last week’s Massachusetts candidate forum, the Rev. Scott Lively proved he’s more than just some run-of-the-mill independent candidate for governor; he’s the proverbial one-eyed man in the land of the blind. Whether or not he’s made king is another matter altogether.
The show aired Tuesday, April 1, 2014. TMR is broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am — noon on channel 2.