It was only a matter of time before LGBTQ+ people were blamed for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There really and truly isn’t anything terrible that the anti-LGBTQ+ Christian right won’t pin on us pesky sexual deviants: 9-11, hurricanes, tornadoes, the Holocaust, COVID-19… You name it, we did it. And we’re not sorry.
Because we didn’t actually have control over or cause any of these things.
As I watch what is unfolding in Ukraine, I am horrified, as any decent human should be.
But not Scott Lively, head of Abiding Truth Ministries and the man who claims that the Holocaust was caused by gay Nazis. He’s watching everything play out and is feeling, well, vindicated.
But don’t worry, Lively has “not just sympathy but love for the Ukrainian people,” he writes in a Feb. 28 post to his website titled “Is God Using Russia to Punish Ukraine?”
But when it comes to a contest between Russia and Ukraine, Russia wins because Ukraine is a “US-created Ukrainian Woke-ocracy that rebuffed President Trump when he tried to help untangle the Biden web of criminality there,” Lively writes.
Ah, yes. The infamous time Trump tried so hard to help save Ukraine from the evil Joe Biden. A totally real story that took place on planet Earth.
“[O]n the critical spiritual issue of ‘LGBT rights,’ Russia is on God’s side and Ukraine is on the side of Sodom, along with all the countries likely to come to Ukraine’s aid if this thing spins off into WWIII,” Lively continues.
Why? Because Russia is way meaner to gays and God really gets a kick out of that, according to Lively.
Russia’s laws against LGBTQ+ people are very harsh and include a law Lively himself advocated for during trips to Russia. Passed in 2013, the law bans LGBTQ+ propaganda aimed at children, which really just means any mention of LGBTQ+ people or history. A lot like Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, actually!
Ukraine, on the other hand, doesn’t have a law like this, which is why God has forsaken them, according to Lively.
No doubt the people of Ukraine who are trying to flee the country are shaking their fists at the sky and wondering why their country didn’t crack down harder on Elton John.
Lively recalls the chilling moment in 2007. “At the very same time that I was holding pro-family seminars with Ukrainian Christians, an Elton John concert was being heavily advertised in Kiev with open references to his LGBT political agenda.”
In other words, Elton John bears the bulk of the responsibility for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. And only Lively is brave enough to say it. We should have seen it coming just by the titles of his songs alone: “Rocket Man,” “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting),” “Border Song,” “Better Off Dead.” Clearly Elton has been planning this whole thing right under our noses since the early ‘70s! Talk about playing the long gay, I mean, game.
“I believe it was the choice by Ukraine’s leadership to embrace the LGBT agenda and reject the family values of its Christian and Orthodox Jewish heritage that caused God to withdraw His hand of protection from the nation,” writes Lively. “It is the same cause and effect relationship that has led to America’s descent into Marxist tyranny, like so many other countries in the western world.”
Okay, a lot to unpack here. First, the U.S. is not descending into Marxist tyranny. We do have an entire political party that has a major boner for fascism, though and, gosh, that just so happens to be the party Lively supports (he is a big fan of Trump)!
Second, there are a lot of things you can say about Russia. But claiming that the Russian army is doing the Lord’s work by attacking Ukraine? That’s a pretty messed up thing to say. Like, truly reprehensible.
“In His word, God has warned humanity that the widespread normalization of homosexuality is the chief harbinger of His wrath,” Lively continues.
That’s right, nothing makes God madder than the gays. Nothing. War? Fine. Mass shootings? Okay. Famine? No problem. Genocide? Meh. Ru Paul’s Drag race? FEEL GOD’S WRATH!
“My prayer is for God to spare the Ukrainian people but overthrow the corrupt Ukrainian government and replace it with a healthy pro-family one,” Lively writes. “I pray the same for America.”
That’s right. Lively wants to overthrow the Ukrainian and the U.S. governments and replace them with a “healthy pro-family” government like, you know, Russia’s. Hello, State Department? You might want to give this Lively guy a call.