The Anti-Defamation League is condemning the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins for making an offensive and ludicrous comparison between forbidding discrimination against gay people and the Holocaust that killed millions of Jews and many other groups.
Tony Perkins’ invocation of the Holocaust in his statement referring to a judge’s finding that a baker unlawfully discriminated against gay customers is offensive and inappropriate.
There is no comparison between contemporary American political issues and the actions of Hitler’s regime during the Holocaust. Such inappropriate analogies only serve to trivialize the Holocaust and are deeply offensive to Jews and other survivors, as well as those Americans who fought valiantly against the Nazis in World War II.We urge Perkins to apologize and to refrain from using Holocaust imagery to make his point.
Perkins said that because some states will not allow Christian-owned businesses to discriminate against gay people, the government would soon “start rolling out the boxcars to start hauling off Christians.” Of course, Christian right leaders make similar comparisons literally on a daily basis.