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02/17/2009

People who live in gas chamber-invoking houses shouldn't throw stones!

by Jeremy Hooper

While criticizing Log Cabin Republican figure Jamie Enslee for invoking Nazi imagery in his denunciations of anti-gay rhetoric, the man responsible for that rhetoric, Peter LaBarbera, writes the following:

Someone smart once said that the first person in a debate to accuse his opponent of being a “Nazi” automatically loses the argument. If this is true, then the Georgia Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) — a homosexual activist group — has just telegraphed the bankruptcy of its “Homosexuality-First” agenda.
Georgia ‘Gay’ Republican Activist Calls AFTAH ‘Domestic Terrorist Group,’ Compares Us to Nazis [AFT]

Unfortunately for Peter, we have kept extensive archives of his words:

"The Bible indicates that there are dark days ahead as the world as we know it comes to a close. But it also tells us not to try to predict when Jesus is coming back. Some Christians opt to abandon the “Culture Wars” because they presume that these are the end times (in the immediate future). But imagine how the Christians must have felt in Germany when Hitler was taking over and when the Nazis began their awful genocide against the Jews and other peoples! It was wrong then for Christians to become disengaged from politics and culture – and it had devastating consequences -- and it is wrong today."
-Peter LaBarbera, speaking to Brazilian Christian magazine Enfoque Gospel

We'll expect your "Homophobia-First" agenda's Chapter 11 filing by the end of the day, Pete.

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Your thoughts

There's also the little detail that Nazis actually did round up and execute people for being gay. I think Enslee's analogy was inappropriate, but to me, that fact is still the elephant in the room (hehe) in conversations like this.

Posted by: Dana | Feb 17, 2009 2:07:45 PM

In these cases, I think nazi comparisons can be appropriate considering they want to do to us what the nazis did.

Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Feb 17, 2009 2:58:40 PM

Alright, this quotations nonsense has got to stop. I've always thought the use of that was to reflect an attitude which refuses to believe in the existence of homosexuals, under any circumstances. In that sense, the only difference between this clown and the systematic killings executed by the NSDAP was that rather than pretend "gays" didn't exist, the Nazis tried their best to make it a reality.

Also, lol @ missing the mass homosexual annihilation campaign aspect of the holocaust. Yes Matt, the real brunt of that genocide was aimed at Christians. The homos were just asking for it.

This man would make a hilarious anti-Semite, if he could string two coherent thoughts together long enough to simultaneously disparage two groups.

Posted by: Chris | Feb 19, 2009 4:04:43 AM

"...and other peoples!" LIKE WHOM?! DO LET US IN ON THIS HISTORICAL SECRET! Usurp a progressive stance to further your theocratic mandate? Not on my watch!

All that's missing from this jamboree of cognitive dissonance is an Ernst Rohm name-drop and a gays-did-the-holocaust proclamation. Fail on, AFTAH, fail on.

Posted by: Chris | Feb 19, 2009 4:13:02 AM

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