John Oliver, the British comedian currently putting right-wing, corporate and religious hypocrisy to the sword every Sunday night on HBO, has been rounded on by one of his targets, the anti-gay rights pastor Scott Lively.
Oliver lampooned Lively in a recent segment highlighting the crackdown on LGBT rights in Uganda, a country to which the pastor travelling in 2009 to promote his less-than-inclusive views. On his show, Oliver suggested that this trip may have played a prominent role in the imposition of the current laws blighting the African nation.
Writing on his website on Wednesday, Lively said:
I’m calling out John Oliver as a liar and a fraud who couldn’t go ten minutes with me in an unscripted, unedited debate. Without his teleprompter and his cheap-shot, out-of-context video clips he would be exposed as just another left-wing loony.
Oliver is lying through selective editing re Rwanda and several other points. His show was one continuous stream of malicious LGBT propaganda in the guise of comedy.
Yes, it will likely negatively affect the voters, as it was intended to do. It’s one more example of the “politics of personal destruction” that Saul Alinsky taught the "progressives", including journalists, to practice.
Lively has some form when it comes to offering pronouncements on LGBT rights. Last week, he accused the US State Department of becoming the "great Satan of the world" for not only imposing sanctions on Uganda, but for appointing gay US Ambassadors abroad.
He also recently urged American conservatives to stand with Vladimir Putin in his invasion of Crimea due to the Russian leader’s “unequivocal stand against homosexual perversion".
(H/T Right Wing Watch)