Ponsor: No Question - But No Jurisdiction

There's an update on a lawsuit that  was filed against a Springfield pastor by an African civil rights group. 

A federal judge accepted a motion for summary judgment made  by Scott Lively in the case brought against him by Sexual Minorities  Uganda, who alleged that Lively was part of a persecution effort against  gay people in the country when he visited and had communications with  clergy members and country leaders on the issue.

Federal Judge Michael  Ponsor criticized Lively in his memorandum, saying he aided and abetted  "efforts to demonize, intimidate and injure LGBT people in Uganda" and  that the actions were violations of international law. 

However, Ponsor  said the court doesn't have jurisdiction over the actions taken in  pursuit of Lively's "odious" campaign.

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