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Fri Aug 16, 2013, 12:28 PM

Oregon Citizens Alliance man to be tried for crimes against humanity

The name felt too familiar and as I read further I learned why.
Years past, this man was "reeking" (sic) havoc in Oregon. Scott Lively, about whom this (and other) posts here:

Scott D. Lively first came to light as an anti-gay activist in the early 1990s in Oregon, when he was involved with the Oregon Citizens Alliance (OCA) in a variety of capacities: executive director, finance coordinator, finance director, and communications director. The OCA had (and still has) a reputation as a vitriolic and virulently anti-gay organization under the leadership of ex-hippie and Vietnam veteran Lon Mabon, who left his leftist roots and became a born-again Christian.

The OCA was supported by Oregon's branch of Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition and worked constantly to put draconian and far-reaching anti-gay measures on the state ballot. The most notorious of those was Ballot Measure 9 (1992), which would have amended the state constitution to prohibit 'all governments in Oregon" from using monies or properties to "promote, encourage or facilitate homosexuality, pedophilia, sadism or masochism.'
Lively became known as a prominent spokesman for the OCA during its bruising and damaging anti-gay campaigns, and he was earning a reputation for belligerence, as well. In a 1991 incident, he allegedly threw lesbian photographer Catherine Stauffer against a wall at a screening of an OCA video and then dragged her out of the room by her hair. She sued both Lively and the OCA, and a jury ruled that Lively used unreasonable force and awarded Stauffer $30,000.
from http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/scott-lively

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jeffrey_pdx Aug 2013 #1

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Mon Aug 19, 2013, 03:01 PM

1. God I haven't thought about the OCA in years.

Back in their heyday, my favorite T-shirt was anti-OCA with a Grateful Dead theme. Got crap for it from some bigots, but like most bullies, they backed down when it became obvious that I wouldn't be bullied.

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