Add Rep. Louis Gohmert to the long list of right-wing anti-gay bigots who think that they’re just like the Jews and gay rights activists are just like the Nazis. In a speech on the House floor last Friday, he offered this staggering bit of stupid.
So it is amazing that in the name of liberality, in the name of being tolerant, this fascist intolerance has arisen. People that stand up and say, you know, I agree with the majority of Americans, I agree with Moses and Jesus that marriage was a man and a woman, now all of a sudden, people like me are considered haters, hate mongers, evil, which really is exactly what we’ve seen throughout our history as going back to the days of the Nazi takeover in Europe. What did they do? First, they would call people “haters” and “evil” and build up disdain for those people who held those opinions or religious views or religious heritage. And then the next came, well, those people are so evil and hateful, let’s bring every book that they’ve written or has to do with them and let’s start burning the books, because we can’t tolerate their intolerance.
Uh, Louis…Hitler didn’t accuse the Jews of intolerance or call them haters. He called them immoral and said they were trying to destroy society from within. You know, like you and your fellow bigots say every day about gay people. And the Jews, like gay people, were a tiny minority in an overwhelmingly Christian society, allowing Hitler to use Christian arguments for why they should be eliminated. How’s that analogy looking now?