Alan Keyes Goes Full Godwin. Again.

Alan Keyes Goes Full Godwin. Again. June 8, 2015

Like Glenn Beck, Alan Keyes is little more than a bad actor playing a badly written and hopelessly melodramatic character in a play so cartoonishly simpleminded that no audience could buy it. But he actually exists and he is, yet again, comparing same-sex marriage to Nazism.

“It’s déjà vu all over again.” In an article at, I read that, in response to the referendum in Ireland favoring homosexual “marriages,” Walter Kasper, a German cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, said: “A democratic state has the duty to respect the will of the people; and it seems clear that, if the majority of the people wants such homosexual unions, the state has a duty to recognize such rights.” So if the people of Germany voted tomorrow to renew the Holocaust, would the cardinal say the German state is duty-bound to re-open the death camps? That kind of spurious legalism helped goose-step Germany into Hell in the last century. Do German cardinals now propose to do the same to the Roman Catholic Church in this one?

I must assume that Cardinal Kasper would join me in saying, “Forbid it, Almighty God!” He will probably bridle, however, at the temerity of comparing homosexuality to the Holocaust.

No, not the temerity of it — the stupidity of it. I think we all remember well from our high school history books when Adolf Hitler rounded up all the Christians in Germany and forced them to get gay-married. It was a dark time in our history indeed.

Simply put, it’s sin, and Catholic teaching is against it.

Surely misleading millions of people into mortal sin will be a spiritual holocaust, with quite possibly eternal consequences. Does Cardinal Kasper think those spiritually deadly consequences are unreal?

I’m guessing that he simply recognizes that they have nothing at all to do with public policy. By Keyes’ beliefs, people worshiping other gods is also a “spiritual holocaust with eternal consequences,” yet we allow people to do so. It’s right there in that Constitution that Keyes loves to gush about so much. Whether it’s good for people to worship other gods or not, whether it leads to them going to hell or not, has nothing remotely to do with whether we should allow people to do it. Unless you’re a theocrat, whether Christian, Muslim or some other flavor. But we aren’t a theocracy, no matter how much totalitarians like Keyes wish us to be.

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