Creep of the Week: Bryan Fischer

By |2010-06-03T09:00:00-04:00June 3rd, 2010|Opinions|

You don’t have to be a World War II history buff to know how terrible the Holocaust was for homosexuals. Especially since they were behind the whole thing.

It’s true – Hitler and his Nazi thugs were a bunch of ueber-fags. I mean, it must be true, because the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer said so on the daily radio show he hosts.
“So Hitler himself was an active homosexual. And some people wonder, ‘Didn’t the Germans, didn’t the Nazis, persecute homosexuals?’ And it is true they did; they persecuted effeminate homosexuals. But Hitler recruited around him homosexuals to make up his Stormtroopers, they were his enforcers, they were his thugs,” Fischer said into a live microphone and video camera.
But why would Hitler recruit his Stormtroopers from whatever was the World War II era’s
Because gays are depraved human beings capable of the sickest shit imaginable.
“Hitler discovered that he could not get straight soldiers to be savage and brutal and vicious enough to carry out his orders, but that homosexual soldiers basically had no limits and the savagery and brutality they were willing to inflict on whomever Hitler sent them after. So he surrounded himself, virtually all of the Stormtroopers, the Brownshirts, were male homosexuals,” Fischer continued.
Got that? Hitler was a homo, he surrounded himself with homos, the homos took over and then the homos killed all the Jews. The end. Case closed. Airtight history lesson here, folks. Coming soon to a history textbook in Texas.
But despite the infallibility of Fischer’s claims, some folks have taken issue with him. “The left-wing blogosphere has gone berzerko over comments I made on my radio program this week regarding Adolph Hitler’s homosexuality and the savage homosexuality of his Storm Troopers,” Fischer wrote in a May 27 piece for The Moral Liberal.
Fischer’s got a message for all the haters out there: “I’m right. (So suck it).”
And how does he know he’s right? Because he read all about it in “The Pink Swastika,” a book by Scott Lively, a main player in the connection between American evangelicals and the “kill gays” bill in Uganda.
Never mind that no serious scholars take the Nazi-homo argument seriously. That’s irrelevant to folks like Fischer. What is relevant to him is that the U.S. military’s anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law is creeping dangerously closed to being repealed. And Fischer doesn’t want to see that happen. Though surely the timing of his trotting out this Nazi-homo garbage is purely coincidence, right?
Um, not so much.
“Homosexuality gave us Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews,” Fischer writes. “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.”
And it doesn’t even matter if that’s a lesson from actual history or just “history” that exists in the deluded minds of people who abhor gay people enough to equate them with Nazis. Heil bullshit.

About the Author:

D'Anne Witkowski is a writer living in Michigan with her wife and son. She has been writing about LGBTQ+ politics for nearly two decades. Follow her on Twitter @MamaDWitkowski.