Skip to comments.Lively to Run for Massachusetts Governor
Posted on 10/04/2013 10:13:38 AM PDT by fwdude
September 30, 2013
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact Scott Lively 413-250-0984 Sdllaw@gmail.com
Lively to Run For Massachusetts Governor
Statement of Pastor Scott Lively:
After long contemplation and prayer I am convinced that I should run for Governor of Massachusetts. I will run as an independent.
The people of this state need a candidate who can clearly and unapologetically articulate Biblical values without fear or compromise. They need a candidate who will tell the simple truth that abortion is murder, and homosexuality is condemned by God (but that Jesus forgives and heals those who repent). That parents and not the state have authority over their children, because government is our servant and not our master. That socialism is slavery and humanism breeds corruption. But mostly they need a leader who will remind the people that Massachusetts was founded upon Jesus Christ and the Bible and that our future security and prosperity depend on restoring our trust in Him. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord! Psalm 33:12.
These are very dark days in Massachusetts and across America, and growing steadily darker. I believe it is time for Christians with a strong Biblical worldview to rise up and preach the whole truth of the Bible as widely and boldly as possible. Massachusetts is the bluest of the blue states: the first to adopt socialized medicine and gay marriage, the national model for promoting homosexuality to children in the public schools, and the most aggressive defender of child-killing through abortion. The Mass Republican Party is solidly controlled by moderate to liberal progressives and the Democrats are virtual communists. They both embrace and champion the culture of death. With these two liberal parties splitting the liberal vote, a true conservative independent could win the governorship.
I feel both called and well prepared to meet this challenge. I am a fifth-generation Bay-Stater, born and raised in the Village of Shelburne Falls, with roots in the region going back to the early 1600s. I am a former left-wing liberal, who has learned by hard experience the folly of those ways. I am a constitutional lawyer and internationally-recognized authority on family and human rights issues from a Christian perspective. I have run my own successful businesses and know how to keep a budget. I am a missionary pastor with a doctorate in theology who for the past five years has founded and run an inner-city mission serving the poor and disadvantaged a mission that is a model of racial harmony and community service without accepting a dime of government funding.
My personal life theme of redemption theology is clearly reflected in all of my endeavors, and exactly what Massachusetts needs to recover from four decades of decline under Godless socialism.
As a long-time favorite target of extreme gay and leftist slander I have skin thicker than a rhinoceros and cannot be intimidated or manipulated by critics or the media. As someone who voluntarily gave up a lucrative and growing law practice in preference for a non-materialistic missionary lifestyle, I cannot be corrupted by money or big-spending lobbyists. As a church and university lecturer and government consultant on family issues and human rights with service in more than 30 countries, I interact comfortably with leaders from widely diverse backgrounds and cultures, and can draw from a deep reservoir of personal experience for problem-solving. As an author of five books and veteran of more than 700 radio and television interviews, I know how to communicate effectively. As the founder and lead attorney of the Christian Mediation Center I know how to bring hostile opposing parties to a mutually agreeable compromise. These are all valuable skills that a chief executive must possess.
I am not a politician and will not become one to run for office. I will conduct no polling. I will not lie about my positions to earn votes I dont deserve. I will plainly say what I believe and what I would do as governor. On the many issues on which I do not have a strong opinion I will say so, and yield to the views that seem most beneficial to the state. Where my views differ from the majority on issues that are most important to me I will try to win the voters to my reasoning rather than pander to the majority. I will not compromise my principles to win political office. I expect this approach will be appealing to a great many people.
In the next few days I will file my paperwork with the state and open a bank account. I will then begin raising money with which to campaign.
I expect to often be asked by reporters what I think my prospects are for winning this election. To this I reply that it would take a miracle from God for Scott Lively to become Governor of Massachusetts and I wouldnt want it any other way. God should get the glory for any good thing that comes from this campaign. So dont expect me to campaign like a politician. I will do nothing more than travel the state to offer what I believe are Biblical solutions to Massachusetts problems and leave the rest to Almighty God.
May He Heal this Commonwealth
Dr. Scott Lively
“As a long-time favorite target of extreme gay and leftist slander I have skin thicker than a rhinoceros and cannot be intimidated or manipulated by critics or the media.”
;) Good luck.
Don’t really care. If Charlie Baker is the republican nominee again, I’ll be leaving my ballot for that office blank...again!
Worthless milquetoast moderate.
“If Charlie Baker is the republican nominee again, Ill be leaving my ballot for that office blank...again!
Worthless milquetoast moderate.”
That bears repeating.
I’d rather have a glass half full...those who blank the race are helping out candidates like Deval Patrick (not running for re-election this time), Lieawatha Warren, Fast Eddie Markey et al. I’d rather have some things accomplished than nothing.
May as well just donate to Martha while you’re at it.
Scott Lively correctly points out that the leftist Nazi (National Socialism) movement existed to advance numerous Satanic causes, notably homosexualism. It's no secret that Hitler's adherents also favored other things held dear by Obama and his liberal constituency : labor unions, animal rights, nationalization of industry, destruction of religious institutions, smoking bans, government support for arts, abortion and so on.
Good. You don’t change minds providing the same old thing and not making your case. Too many Conservatives believe they will improve their standing by retreating and submitting to the world as it is not realizing that all that will do is cheapen them and their lives and bankrupt their faith.
Where is he in the polls?
He has just announced, hadn’t even filed paperwork yet. No time for polls to be conducted.
And Lively said he is not going to conduct any polls for himself.
“Id rather have a glass half full...those who blank the race are helping out candidates like Deval Patrick (not running for re-election this time), Lieawatha Warren, Fast Eddie Markey et al. Id rather have some things accomplished than nothing.
May as well just donate to Martha while youre at it.”
Moderate republicans ARE democrats. And I will not vote for them. Sticking an “r” next to your name is not going to fool me. I voted for Weld, voted Libertarian in ‘98 when Cellucci was running and voted for Romney and then his idiot Lt. Governor. I. am. done.
He could conceivably get as high as most libertarian candidates do, lol. I see you’re here with your ever-at-the-ready support of any aspect of conservatism, on this conservative site.
I don’t get your point. And I’m sure no one else does, either.
If they’re familiar with shego’s posts, they do.
If you figure it out, let me know.
Pastor Lively attempting to conduct an exorcism...
good luck with THAT!
Heh, I get it, mrsmel, and was just about to post the same thing...
All: shego is pushing the libertarian candidate in the VA gov race to split Ken the Conservative’s vote to get McAwful in...
The libertarian is McAwful, demoncrat copy cat...
Shego, shame on you!
Scott Lively has signed The Leadership Pledge
We’re One Nation Under God.
The first sworn duty of every officer of government is to protect the God-given, unalienable rights to life, liberty, and private property of every person, from creation to natural death.
The God-given institution of one man-one woman marriage and the natural family must be protected.
The right of the people to Keep and Bear Arms shall not be infringed.
Our national sovereignty, security, and borders must be defended.
Our republican form of representative self-government must be adhered to.
The oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States must be fulfilled.