John Oliver Called ‘Liar’ and ‘Fraud’ by Anti-Gay Church Leader

“Last Week Tonight” host was also challenged to a debate by Scott Lively, head of Abiding Truth Ministries, who took exception to a recent segment on the HBO series

When John Oliver called out LGBT rights opponent Scott Lively on Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight,” he made himself a new enemy.

Lively responded through his ministry’s website Tuesday and called the TV host a “liar and a fraud” before promising to eviscerate him in a debate. “The Pink Swastika” author and head of Abiding Truth Ministries insists he was “attacked by Oliver,” so he apparently felt the need to mount a defense.

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“I find it funny that lefties like John Oliver who pose as humanitarians are the masters at dehumanizing other people through ridicule and never give the subjects of their smears a fair chance to respond,” 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.”

As TheWrap reported previously, Oliver took Lively to task because of the part he played in helping make Uganda so intolerant of the LGBT community. He admonished the conservative Christian for his crusade against tolerance and equality and played clips of his hateful sermons.

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“Oliver is lying through selective editing [regarding] Rwanda and several other points,” Lively contended. “His show was one continuous stream of malicious LGBT propaganda in the guise of comedy.”

Here is Oliver’s Pride Day segment on Lively and Uganda that aired on HBO: