Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, seems to be struggling a bit at coming up with new forms of hyperbole to scare the hell out of his followers about gay marriage. He’s repeating his Nazi analogies, saying this week that marriage equality is just like what the Nazis did to the Jews.
“We’re talking about the ghettoization of Christianity,” Staver said, “and this is what happened to the Jews in Nazi Germany, they put the Jews in ghettos, they put other people in ghettos. They took away their ability to earn a living, then they isolated them to ghettos, they stigmatized them, they ultimately destroyed their humanity in the minds of others and then the next step was easy, in the sense that they had gone to the point where they had lost respect for humanity.”
“This is a serious manner because this ghettoizes Christianity,” he continued. “This stigmatizes those who have Christian beliefs. This ultimately punishes those and prohibits those individuals from earning a living or working in the marketplace. And this is the beginning of ultimately dehumanizing the person and when you dehumanize the person, terrible things can happen.”
Yeah, it’s Christians who are being dehumanized. It’s the people who continually demonize gay people as demon-possessed pedophiles out to rape your children and destroy the world who are the real victims here. Because that kind of rhetoric is not dehumanizing at all, amirite? You know, the Bible speaks about pointing out the sliver in someone else’s eye while ignoring the log in your own. It’s kind of incredible how they perceive mild criticism of themselves to be persecution while engaging in the most vile demonization and discrimination against gay people. Self-awareness is clearly not one of the “gifts of the spirit” (whatever the hell that is).