Wingnut: Marriage Equality Just Like Slavery, Nazis

There seems to be no limit whatsoever to how hysterically overblown the reaction from the Christian right can be to the loss of their ability to discriminate against gay people. Paul Blair of Reclaiming America for Christ told Tony Perkins that the fight against equality is just like the fights against slavery and Hitler.

Blair: We had talked in years past when they made the change as far as the United States Military and just exactly where this is going to lead. Well, now this is on our front doorstep and it’s not just going to stop here. Ultimately, this will be forced upon pastors and our hiring practices and any Christian business within the state of Oklahoma. It’s up to us now to decide that along with our forefather pastors, “resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.” It’s time for us to stand with men like Charles Finney in opposition to slavery and with Dietrich Bonhoeffer to opposition to totalitarian government in Germany, we’re facing much the same thing.

Oh yes, much the same thing. Not allowing Christians to discriminate against gay people is just like enslaving an entire race of people. And it’s just like committing mass genocide in the name of racial purity. They’re practically identical in every imaginable way.

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  • matty1

    He has quite a thing about people being forced to do things doesn’t he. Wonder where he got the idea from?

  • John Pieret

    Ultimately, this will be forced upon pastors and our hiring practices and any Christian business within the state of Oklahoma.

    Well, at least he didn’t say ‘shoved down out throats.’

    Assuming “forced upon pastors” means performing SSM and having to hire people in ministerial positions who are gay, that won’t happen though, depending on Oklahoma’s laws, they might have to hire and/or not fire gay janitors and the like. This being Oklahoma, I very much doubt it will come to that. As to for-profit businesses run or owned by Christians, they may indeed have to adhere to Fair laobr practices … just like every other business.

  • blf

    They’re practically identical in every imaginable way.

    But they are! Xianity for a long time supported slavery (and arguably still does, excepting perhaps the chattel variety essentially everyone now rejects), and still tries to blame and persecute Jews (albeit perhaps not as openly as in the past). Xianity, being on the wrong side of morality for two millennia.

  • democommie

    “Marriage Inequality Just Like Slavery, Nazis.”

    It’s amazing how simply one can make something go, like, 180 degrees AND be right. Just change a word or two of ,most breathlessly butthurt KKKristianist assertions and, VOYLA, as them French people in France say, and you get the truth.

  • Childermass

    Reclaiming America for Christ is a racist organization. So it not a surprise that they don’t want equality.