Scott Lively's anti-gay rhetoric earns him a pink brick

Fri. April 11, 2014 10:15 AM by

San Francisco, CA - Scott Lively's harm to the LGBT community is greater than that of Russian President Vladimir Putin's.

At least that is what 7,000 people decided in voting for Lively to receive the 2014 Pink Brick Award over Putin, who came in second.

The faux award is given by San Francisco Pride, which also organizes the city's annual Gay Pride Parade, to the person who has "done significant harm to the LGBT community."

In a written statement, Lively called the honor an attempt to bully him into silence.

"I will not stop telling the truth no matter how many bricks you throw at me," said Lively, who is currently running a campaign for governor of Massachusetts as an independent.

Lively recently announced a new edition of his 2008 book The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, in which he asserts that gays, particularly men, played a key role in elevating the Nazi Party in Germany. He goes on to link the modern gay rights movement to events that took place in Nazi Germany, arguing that gay rights are "dangerous."

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