We all knew this day was coming! The day, when preaching and teaching the Bible, would become a “Hate Crime” or considered to be unpopular to society and the culture of the day. Paul warned us that the day would come when men would no longer listen to sound doctrine nor would they heed the word of God, But rather gather teachers around them to preach and teach what their itching ears want to hear! One story coming out of Uganda should wake you up to this reality and that is a report by Liberty Counsel who filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) against Pastor Scott Lively, in which SMUG seeks to silence and impose significant financial penalties against Lively for speech about homosexuality in Uganda. The motion contains 198 pages of facts and legal argument.

In the suit, SMUG alleges that Lively committed “crimes against humanity” in violation of “international law”—akin to genocide and war crimes—by simply sharing his biblical views on homosexuality during three visits to Uganda in 2002 and 2009. The suit makes the sensational claim that Lively’s visits were part of a “conspiracy” to “persecute” the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex) population of Uganda. SMUG alleged Lively orchestrated rampant “discrimination” and even violence against the LGBTI community, leading to the death of SMUG leader David Kato. FULL REPORT