Crimes against humanity lawsuit against anti-gay evangelist Pastor Scott Lively, of Springfield, advances in federal court

SPRINGFIELD — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against controversial Pastor Scott Lively filed in 2012, alleging crimes against humanity linked to Lively’s work in Uganda evangelizing against homosexuality. Lawyers for human rights groups Sexual Minorities Uganda and the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights filed the lawsuit amid loud applause from…