Springfield minister accused of persecuting gay people in federal court

The judge didn't issue a ruling Wednesday

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield minister Scott Lively was in court Wednesday fighting accusations he played a role in persecuting gay people in Uganda. Homeland Security officers were outside the federal court in Springfield Wednesday during the hearing.

A lawsuit was filed against Lively in 2012 by an East African Gay advocacy group, accusing him of waging a campaign to persecute gays in Uganda. The group filed the suit under a statute that allows non-citizens to file U.S. court actions for violations of international law.

Lively has called the accusations against him “absurd” and “completely baseless.”

The judge didn’t issue a ruling Wednesday.

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