By Brian Steele
There will be no debate.
Springfield pastor and candidate for Massachusetts governor Scott Lively called out John Oliver, host of the news/opinion show “Last Week Tonight,” in a MassLive.com article that detailed Oliver’s distaste for Lively’s notoriously anti-gay activism. Oliver blamed him, in part, for draconian laws in Uganda that punish homosexuals with decades in prison.
Lively said his remarks were taken out of context, and Oliver could never go toe-to-toe with him in an unscripted debate.
Now, he won’t have to.
It took a few weeks worth of phone calls and emails to media relations representatives, but HBO finally gave MassLive.com its official response to the challenge on Friday: no thanks.
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