• “Lord” Carey, Christian bigot, trivializes the Holocaust: so what else is new

    What an asshole

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury (leader of the Church of England) Lord Carey is not happy about the possibility of equality for gay people. He believes enemies of equality have not been noisy enough.

    Addressing an anti-gay marriage rally in Birmingham Town Hall on the fringes of the Tory Party conference on Monday, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey said Christians had so far been “too timid” in their opposition to the government’s plans.

    Unlike, say, christian bullies harassing gays teens, driving them to suicide?

    And he knows how to play the scaremongering card:

    He also warned that those of faith could even begin to experience the persecution endured by the Jews in Nazi Germany if they dared to speak out if same-sex marriage laws were passed.

    “Remember that the Jews in Nazi Germany, what started it against them was when they were called names, that was the first stage towards that totalitarian state,” he said.

    Of course, there is the minor matter that the Nazis were just as homophobic as His Lordship.

    The Nazis posed as moral crusaders who wanted to stamp out the “vice” of homosexuality from Germany in order to help win the racial struggle. Once they took power in 1933, the Nazis intensified persecution of German male homosexuals. Persecution ranged from the dissolution of homosexual organizations to internment in concentration camps.

    Your Lordship, you know why the Nazis arrested this guy? Because he was homosexual.

    So, Your Lordship, your historical illiteracy not withstanding, can you name any place the gays or their supporters have been doing something like this to your churches, where gays have had equality? Or this, perhaps?

    Or may some of them started off boycotting your businesses like this?

    Sign says “Germans! Defend yourselves! Do not buy from Jews”

    I didn’t think so.

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