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Anti-LGBT Pastor Scott Lively to Run for Massachusetts Governor, Doubts His Own Chances

anti-gay pastor, scott livelyAmerican “pastor” Scott Lively, who is best known for his work promoting a hateful anti-LGBT agenda both domestically and abroad, has now set his sights on the Massachusetts’ governor’s mansion.

On Tuesday, Lively told LGBTQ Nation that he planned to file his candidacy paperwork this week to run as an Independent in the 2014 race. 

“The people of this state need a candidate who can clearly and unapologetically articulate Biblical values without fear or compromise,” Lively said in a statement posted on his blog. “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).” 

Lively goes on to plainly state the obvious, “… It would take a miracle from God for Scott Lively to become Governor of Massachusetts.”

Considering Lively’s current state of affairs, it might take more than miracle. Not only is Lively currently embroiled in an unprecedented lawsuit charging him with international crimes against humanity for his contribution to Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill , but he’s also taken credit for the recent heinous anti-LGBT laws in Russia.  

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