Beware the gay stormtroopers!

The American Humanist Association is making a push to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy of the American military. They want you to write a letter to your representatives supporting the repeal.

Here's another reason besides simple common decency to end a discriminatory practice: It will drive Bryan Fischer insane(r). Fischer is the unpleasant Idaho bigot who thinks homosexuals should be imprisoned, and he's got his own peculiar take on gays in the military.

Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews. Gays in the military is an experiment that has been tried and found disastrously and tragically wanting. Maybe it's time for Congress to learn a lesson from history.

To Bryan Fischer, it's a simple and direct causal relationship: gay people want to join the military so they can reinstate Adolf Hitler's policies and exterminate the Jews and Christians, and the Nazis were all gay all the time. But wait, you say, didn't the Nazis round up homosexuals and put them in death camps? Your paltry imagination cannot grasp the subtle twists that the minds of frantic homophobes can invent.

Scott Lively's well-documented book, "The Pink Swastika," exposes a secret homosexual activists don't want you to know about Nazi Germany: that although the Nazis did persecute homosexuals, the homosexuals the Nazis persecuted were almost exclusively the effeminate members of the gay community in Germany, and that much of the mistreatment was administered by masculine homosexuals who despised effeminacy in all its forms.

See? They only killed all the swishy ones, but the butch ones all joined the SS. The logic is irrefutable. Extravagantly masculine macho men who want to beat up and imprison and subjugate other men must be gay themselves…oh. Hey. Isn't Fischer promoting… nah, that couldn't be.

His source, Scott Lively, isn't exactly reputable, either. Watch Missionaries of Hate (sorry, non-Americans, that's on Hulu). Lively is the American missionary who inspired the Ugandan hate laws; you'll also learn about the odious liar, Ssempa, who is using Christianity to foment an insane level of prejudice in Africa.

I'm not at all worried about a diverse community of gays suddenly charging off into flaming fascism. I'm more concerned about existing fascists in the evangelical community acquiring more influence. They are far more predisposed to encourage oppression.

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