World Wide Homophobia Update
78 countries around the world still criminalize same-sex relationships. Some of the most vocal advocates for these deplorable laws are from the United States. Anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively, recently qualified to be on the ballot as an independent candidate for the Massachusetts gubernatorial election this fall. Lively promotes anti-LGBT hatred abroad and is now trying to build his official credentials as the governor of Massachusetts.
Lively has a long record of exporting vicious hate to other countries, and now he is trying to spread his platform of bigotry at home. In Russia and Uganda, Lively has claimed that LGBT people are responsible for the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide and the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The World Congress of Families with a statement of purpose as: “…WCF affirms and defends the natural family as the fundamental unit of civilizations, thus renewing a stable and free society.” Next year they plan to meet in Salt Lake City next year to plot out their strategy for exporting their around the world. They have praised Vladimir Putin as the standard-bearer for traditional “family values” and honored a Nigerian activist who claims LGBT advocates conspire with the terrorist group Boko Haram with a “Woman of the Year” award.
Meanwhile, in Berlin former soccer player Marcus Urban has established a German-based foundation aimed at combating homophobia in the soccer world through a project that hopes to attain concrete results within a year by raising awareness of the issue.
“Homophobia has always been present in soccer”, Urban maintains.
It is believed that there are more cases of homosexual players who dare not reveal their orientation out of fear of provoking hostile reactions, as when Argentina’s ex-coach Daniel Passarella said he would not call up a homosexual player.
Sources: HRC, WFC,