The Pink Swastika: A Pernicious Lie

One of the nastier Blood Libels circulating through the ultra right wing Taliban Christian propaganda industry is the one about the Nazis being gay.

While it is true that there were gays in the early Nazi movement most notably the Sturmabteilung or SA it is also true that they were purged from the Nazi movement and were butchered during the “Night of the Long Knives”.

Instead of right wing homophobic lies from people who not only deny part of the Holocaust but perpetuate a Blood Libel, I suggest people read:

The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps by Heinz Heger, David Fernbach, and Klaus Muller

The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant

In the meantime Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show gives the libel perpetrator and ultra right wing propagandist,Scott Lively,  rope enough to hang himself.  Watch him squirm when Jason Jones mentions how overt homophobic displays are often a cover used by closet homosexuals followed by the reflexive denial of homosexuality we have seen by not only Ted Haggard and Larry Craig but by other right wing closet cases who have had the doors of their closets opened.

To watch Scott Lively make an ass out of himself go to: http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-july-28-2010/gay-reichs

From Pharyngula:

More savage than natural men!

One of the more contemptible anti-gay activists is Reverend Scott Lively, a true liar for Jesus who considers it his sacred mission to rid the world of homosexuals. He was proud to have inspired the Ugandan death penalty for homosexuality law (although in the face of the outrage that generated, he backed off, claiming they should give them the choice of prison or gay conversion “therapy”).

His other claim to fame is that he is a holocaust revisionist. He has written a book, The Pink Swastika, in which he claims that Hitler and his entire inner circle was gay, that the atrocities the Nazis committed were driven by the immoral impulses of the gay Nazi elite, and that the well-known anti-gay laws and mass murders of homosexuals in the Third Reich were just a cover, a distraction to conceal the fact that Nazis were all gay. Oh, and also that the reason they were murdered is that gays are intrinsically violent, anyway.

Lively is an evil little liar, so it was delightful to see him exposed on the Daily Show. This is one of the clearest illuminations of the insanity of these gay-hating evangelicals I’ve seen.

One Response to “The Pink Swastika: A Pernicious Lie”

  1. Anna Says:

    Unfortunately, whilst Lively is totally free to export his hatred, the video of his being exposed it restricted to US viewers only – his show’s site blocks other viewers and, unusually, no one has posted an except elsewhere.

    Seems to me it should be he other way around. How does the US State Department justify allowing him a passport and export of his poisonous publications when they have serious obligations under Geneva conventions to prevent genocidal actions? Have they overlooked that sexual minorities were the object of genocidal activity at the same time as others they rigorously protect against such threats?


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