Beck: Not Allowing Discrimination Leads to Concentration Camps

A few years ago, a wise wit accused Glenn Beck of having “Nazi Tourettes syndrome” and that has proven true again and again. Everything he disagrees with leads inevitably to reopening Auschwitz, it seems, including not letting businesses discriminate against people.

Declaring that “gay activists will boycott, will make it uncomfortable, they’ll smear them, they’ll just ratchet up the hate” against any business owner who refuses to provide services to a same-sex wedding in an attempt to drive them out of business, Beck insisted that everyone just has to “heal our hearts” and realize that religious business owners are not motivated by hate but rather by their faith.

“Let’s stop forcing each other to do things,” Beck begged. “You don’t change anything. That ends up in concentration camps. You just start grinding and grinding and grinding away until you’re in separate worlds and nobody talks to each other and then, whoever has the power, round ’em up and kill ’em because those guys are the problem.”

“That’s how it happens,” he said, which prompted his co-host Stu Burguiere to quip that Beck managed to make it a mere fourteen minutes into the radio show today before he started warning about people being rounded up and locked away in concentration camps.

Well of course. Because I think we all remember that the first thing Adolf Hitler did when he took power was to pass the German Civil Rights Act and outlaw discrimination. That’s what they teach at Billy Bob’s Bait Shop and History School, where Beck graduated from.

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  • John Pieret

    will boycott, will make it uncomfortable, they’ll smear them, they’ll just ratchet up the hate” against any business owner who refuses to provide services to a same-sex wedding [is at all friendly to LGBT people] in an attempt to drive them out of business

    That’s what the religious wingnuts do all the time! … They’re just not very good at it!

  • dugglebogey

    This is what the “free market” is. Without information the market isn’t free at all. It’s the “deception and lies market.”

    If a business discriminates, the “free market” must be aware of it.

  • Chiroptera

    John Pierret, #1:

    In fact, wasn’t there a million moms who tried to do that to JC Penney?

  • Scientismist

    Yeah, when businesses are allowed to pretend to be non-discriminatory and open to all, while they turn away patrons based on the hate they learned from their church (religiously motivated hate against [gasp!] sin, you understand, so it gets a free pass), that certainly does heal hearts, stops all the grinding, grinding, grinding, and brings folks from those separate worlds together. If those sinners would just shut the hell up.

  • alanb

    Yes, “let’s all heal our hearts and do things the way that Glenn Becks wants you to do things” is an excellent way to avoid division. So is everybody agreeing to do things the way that I want them done. For some reason I’m more in favor of the second solution.

  • Sastra

    Beck insisted that everyone just has to “heal our hearts” and realize that religious business owners are not motivated by hate but rather by their faith.

    You know, I’m actually willing to grant this. But if I assume that Christian fundamentalists are for the most part nice, friendly folks who are uncomfortable with hating people that means that I pour the outrage and blame on fundamentalist Christianity. Too bad a toxic, disgusting, false religion is leading so many otherwise decent people astray. Let’s go after THAT target then! Your faith sucks!

    But they don’t seem to like that any better. If anything, they like it worse.

  • John Pieret

    Chiroptera @ 3:

    wasn’t there a million moms who tried to do that to JC Penney?

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg:

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/conservatives-boycotts-are-noble-efforts-when-they-support-them-otherwise-its-economic-terro

    Even that doesn’t do the wingnuts justice.

  • busterggi

    The US is the Naziest country ever – just look how no one has been allowed to say anything against Obama ever and how all his potential critics have been caged or executed, especially Ted Nugent.

  • Chiroptera

    Sastra, #6: But if I assume that Christian fundamentalists are for the most part nice, friendly folks who are uncomfortable with hating people that means that I pour the outrage and blame on fundamentalist Christianity.

    Love the sinner but hate the sin, eh?

  • Sastra

    Chiroptera #9 wrote:

    Love the sinner but hate the sin, eh?

    Yup. Let’s see how they like it.

    Just taken as general advice though I don’t think there’s anything really wrong with “love the sinner, hate the sin” if you simply translate it into the sentiment that you can still care about people even though they’ve done something wrong. In fact, that’s good advice. Give up or condemn wrongdoers wholesale and you not only lose out on relationships, you take away someone’s incentive to change or make amends. You can love your child despite the fact that they’re in prison. Doing so doesn’t entail that you don’t hate whatever it was they did that got them in there.

    What gets problematic is introducing a serious disagreement on whether or not something is a “sin.” If the “sinner” thinks the issue is a matter of core identity or considers it a positive virtue, now it gets passive-aggressive ugly.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Beck insisted that…religious business owners are not motivated by hate but rather by their faith.

    Isn’t it strange how “faith” is so frequently used as a synonym for amorality?

  • kantalope

    Usually when you can’t tell the difference between someone’s love and their hate we call that an abusive relationship.

  • Chiroptera

    Sastra, #10: Yup. Let’s see how they like it.

    Heh. That’s exactly what I thought when I read your comment. I even imagined the conversation after someone objecting to a criticism of some bigoted Christian belief: “Oh, but I have nothing against Christians. ‘Love the sinner but hate the sin,’ that’s what I always say.”

    As you say, let’s see how they like it.

  • Spew

    “Love the believer, hate the belief.”

  • Big Boppa

    I don’t know if it’s my monitor or a bad video or is Beck actually that red-faced? I hope it’s option #3 and he is literally nearing head explosion time.

  • Ray, rude-ass yankee “Bwaahahahaha!”

    Big Boppa@15,

    He always looks orange to me, I think he’s an Oompa-Loompa. Just waiting for him to burst out in song.

  • jnorris

    If Mr Beck were smart, he would seek a Homeland Security grant to build his beloved Independence USA city/theme park as a True Christian ™ luxury resort “concentration camp”. I am sure FEMA would throw billions at it.