The SPLC hate list and the Nazi card

Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center published several articles devoted to identifying groups who perpetuate stereotypes and falsehoods about gays. In one of the articles, the SPLC articulated a list of ten myths about gays which they claimed the groups identified as hate groups willfully promote. Elsewhere, the SPLC updated the list of what they term anti-gay hate groups, adding several groups, some of which are well known social conservative organizations.The reaction was slow but has … [Read more...]

Scott Lively on The Daily Show

There is absolutely no need for commentary. Really, you'll see.The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10cGay Reichswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea PartyOk, maybe a little commentary. To read all my posts on Scott Lively's tough gay nazi assignment, click here.Hat tip to XGW … [Read more...]

More on Bryan Fischer’s theories about homosexuality and the Nazis

In various ways, over the last two weeks, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association has advanced three theories about Hitler, the Nazi Party and homosexuals. They are:1. Hitler was an active homosexual.2. Hitler could not find straight soldiers who were savage enough to carry out his evil plans, so he recruited homosexuals to do it.3. Homosexuals in the Nazi military led to the Holocaust.Fischer produces several quotes from historians and students of the Nazi movement to su … [Read more...]

Lothar Machtan comments on Hitler’s sexuality and the Holocaust

Over the last week or so, Bryan Fischer made a series of claims regarding homosexuality and the Holocaust. He summarized his arguments in an article on the RenewAmerica website:Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews.In making his case, he relies heavily on two books: The Hidden Hitler by Lothar Machtan and The Pink Swastika by Scott Lively. Last summer, I did a series of posts critiquing T … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer and the Nazis: This is what I meant by vilification

On Monday, I wrote about the corrosive effect of the culture war on the real business of Christianity. In that post, I wroteOn the other hand, my great concern is that culture warring lulls people into feeling that that the cause justifies the considerable offense that comes with vilifying those the church yearns to reach.As if to volunteer to be Exhibit A, Bryan Fischer helps define "vilifying" for us. On his American Family Radio program this week, Fischer, who erroneously believes the … [Read more...]

Vanguard extra: Extended interview with Scott Lively on Anti-Homosexuality Bill

After the premiere of Missionaries of Hate tonight, Mariana van Zeller has posted several additional extended interviews. Here is a little over 6 minutes of Scott Lively discussing his role in Uganda, the reason why the Anti-Homosexuality Bill should be passed and his view of American evangelicals.Lively has said that it is racist to claim that Americans were responsible for the anti-gay bill and yet he claims credit for starting the "pro-family movement" in Uganda because they did not … [Read more...]

Interview with Missionaries of Hate correspondent, Mariana Van Zeller

Tonight at 10pm eastern time, Current TV's Vanguard series premieres the documentary, Missionaries of Hate: The American Architects of Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill. If you are interested in the relationship between evangelicals in America and Uganda, you need to see this documentary. Journalist Mariana van Zeller interviewed Martin Ssempa, David Bahati, Scott Lively and many other figures related to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.Earlier today, Mariana took time to answer some questions I asked … [Read more...]

Missionaries of Hate: Current TV documentary on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

It was slated to be released tomorrow night but is on Hulu now. I saw it over the weekend thanks to the Current TV folks. Watch it here and then watch it on Current TV tomorrow night. And then watch it again. For those of us who have followed this issue, it is important work in that it covers most of the many bases that make up this field.Open forum... … [Read more...]