Staver: Hate Group Designation Just Like Nazi Germany

Mat Staver and Matt Barber continued the wingnut strategy of declaring themselves to be victims of the most outrageous persecution imaginable, comparing anti-gay Christians to the Jews in Nazi Germany who were “dehumanized” and that led to violence against them. Seriously.


The people who routinely claim that gay people wanting equal rights are going to destroy America and bring down the wrath of God are accusing other people of engaging in dehumanizing behavior? This is positively Orwellian. Christians who seek to oppressed are actually being oppressed if they’re not allowed to do so. Up is down. War is peace.

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  • Trebuchet

    These are, of course, the very folks who’d have been cheering Hitler on if they’d been there.

    (Godwin’s law does not apply, thread came pre-Godwinned.)

  • busterggi

    Considering Bat Buchannan is one of them they are still cheering Hitler on.

  • Kevin

    They’re not complaining — they’re boasting.

    This is their way of saying “we have the formula for Zyklon B.”

  • Modusoperandi

    These are the kids who ran around the class, claiming everything as “Mine!”, grown up.

  • Synfandel

    “We’ve always been at war with Eastasia.”

  • Francisco Bacopa

    Our goal is marginalization, not dehumanization. We want then so weak and irrelevant that no one cares. After they are pushed to the edges and crushed into irrelevance we will still prosecute to the full extent of the law those who assault them just to show that when we are their masters we are better than when they were our masters.

  • coffeehound

    God no, we can’t have them dehumanized and made victims of hatred and violence. That would make them too much like teh gays.

  • carolw

    One of these days I’m gonna roll my eyes so far up into my head they’re gonna stick.

  • timberwoof

    As a German and a gay guy, my response is simple. Mat Staver and Matt Barber: Fuck you.

  • Rip Steakface

    Again, I went to Auschwitz last Wednesday (as in the 10th). Being called hateful is nothing. It is absolutely nothing.

    I can’t listen to Angel of Death by Slayer now without getting visual memories of the place appearing in my head. Not hallucinations of course, just shivers.

    Mat and Matt: Decaying porcupine. Use one.