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Boston Globe Profiles Scott Lively

The Boston Globe has published a lengthy profile of Pink Swastika author Scott Lively, who is attempting to reinvent himself as some kind of savior to the homeless of Springfield, Massachusetts. An excerpt:
Scott Lively says he is toning down his antigay rhetoric and shifting his focus to helping the downtrodden. And he’s found a home and a receptive audience in this struggling city where many, but not all, have embraced his mission to “re-Christianize Springfield.’’ Every day, patrons stream to the Christian folk shows and Bible classes at Holy Grounds Coffee House, the café he opened about two months ago on a block not far from downtown. A thousand people turned out for the March for Jesus he led from the café to the steps of City Hall on the day before Easter. And dozens of children and parents flocked to a city park for his annual Family Day celebration, featuring a water slide, face painting, and grilled food. Even the mayor stopped by that event. “You can’t walk down the street without being greeted by somebody saying, ‘Hey, Rev. Scott!’ ’’ said Lively, an evangelical pastor who moved to Springfield from California in January 2008. “It’s very satisfying.’’
While it's repulsive to see Lively given a platform like this, the paper does devote several paragraphs to Lively's hand in the creation of Uganda's "Kill Gays" bill.

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