Video: And the winner of #CPAC10's 'Who'll 1st liken us to Hitler?' contest is...
So wait, if pro-equality children who value same-sex couples are the next Hitler Youth, what does that make us? Hmm, hold on, let me go ask my Jewish husband if he (a) knows, and if so, if he's (b) offended that this quip was made by a conservative evangelical at a conference where, just a few minutes later, another speaker on Crouse's panel (Eric Metaxas) made a majorly aggressive point of telling this supposedly diverse political audience that Jesus is the non-negotiable Lord.
Invoking Hitler: It's Hollow/Costly!
*Actually*, J-man, I've been wondering for a long time, now, when someone'd liken the Conservatives Christians to Hitler?! Remember all the book burnings their churches used to hold back in the day? Many of his speeches sound like they could have been written by Evangelicals today! And, the astonishing statements from this woman are abominable, especially considering the fact (which your husband likely knows quite well) is that we Gays were also a target of Nazi persecution--we were rounded up in the death camps and, so far as I understand, treated worse than the Jews with a far greater mortality percentage than any other minority.
Anyone who's not seen the documentary, "Paragraph 175", nor read the book, "The Men With the Pink Triangle"--do so!
Remember, according to the spring 2005 Intelligence report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, the great Evangelical backlash against Gays as (as Mags would put it, "a threat to peoples of faith"!), was because the Evangelical white men were looking around themselves in the 1960s and disgusted by what they saw: First it was women wanting to up-end their gender-roles and (gods help us!) get a career outside of the home! Then it was the blacks, wanting civil rights. Then there was that little end to segregation and interracial marriage band. And, now the Gays in the 1970sd?! They had finally had enough, and drew the proverbial "line". I know I've been posting the link to this article a lot, lately; but, I think it's vitally important that as many people actually read it as possible, considering what it says about the Right wanting the US governed by what they call "Biblical Law"! Scary, right?!
PS: Dude, you have no idea how many gay people I have run into who have no idea who Maggie Gallagher is?! That's disheartening to me, considering what a threat she is to us with her mendacious ad campaigns based in fear-mongering!
Posted by: Wade MacMorrighan | Feb 18, 2010 10:55:46 PM
I didn't hear the words "gay" or "homosexual" in that clip.
Posted by: KipEsquire | Feb 19, 2010 9:41:18 AM
Of course you didn't, KE. Instead you hear about families that are "nothing more than people living together," and a world without "moral absolutes." You hear code, not directness.
Her offense extends beyond the LGBT community. But don't be fooled: We are front and center.
Posted by: G-A-Y | Feb 19, 2010 9:57:02 AM
These people took Goebbel's playbook and are using it for the RRRW. Who do they think they're kidding? The Christofascists are the worst group of people in the U.S.
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