The Center for Constitutional Rights NYC got in touch with members of the Stop the Hate and Homophobia Coalition about a month ago after they found our You Tube Video of the demo last November. They told us they were preparing to file charges on Scott Lively for persecution on behalf of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and that this would take place in the Springfield Federal Courthouse because this is Scott Lively’s residence.
So on the same day that the Center for Constitutional Rights filed an international lawsuit against Scott Lively, the Stop the Hate and Homophobia Coalition organized a press conference and funeral march procession, featuring over 7o folks dressed in all black and wearing white masks carrying caskets to Scott Lively’s cofeehouse and ministry on State Street in Springfield. The mood was somber. The pace was kept by a slow drum beat. Over 300 news sources from around the world covered the lawsuit and the local rally and march. Local videographer Joe Oliverio created these videos.