A Republican with ties to Senator Ted Cruz has claimed that the evil spirit behind the Nazis is now pushing the “homosexual lifestyle”.
The extraordinary claim comes from David Barton, who is the former vice chair of the Republican Party of Texas and the former director of the ‘Keep the Promise PAC’, which supported Senator Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Barton made the claim on his WallBuilders Live radio show, noticed by Right Wing Watch.
Speaking a few days into the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover), the evangelical Christian activist insisted that the evil behind the Holocaust is now powering the “homosexual lifestyle”.
He said: “Every evil that’s ever appeared in the world occurs every generation (…) it does not change over time.
“The evil that’s there, it still works in the same deceptive means today, it still has that nice smiling face and, you know, a homosexual lifestyle, ‘it’s such a wonderful lifestyle!’ Yeah? Why don’t you look at the medical stats and see if that’s really true?
“It always disguises itself in different ways, it comes through different means. We see it all the time.
“What I learned is what I already knew, and that is human nature does not change and if you don’t have the impact of religion to change a heart you will end up like the Nazis. These are guys who had no conscience and that comes from not fearing God.”
He added: “You see the good stuff of human nature, because the Christians were saving the Jews, and then the pagans – the Nazis.
“You see what happens when you have a secular, God-free society… and that’s what Poland proves is the good stuff is Bible based, Jews and Christians, the bad stuff is secular pagan.”
Another prominent Christian radio host, Bryan Fischer, insisted earlier this year that homosexuals are ‘literally’ Nazi stormtroopers.
The right-wing American Family Association, which runs American Family Radio, pretended to sack spokesperson Bryan Fischer in 2015 for comparing gays to Nazis after senior Republican lawmakers faced questions over financial ties to the AFA.
While he was stripped of a symbolic title, Mr Fischer was never actually dismissed from his American Family Radio show. He is still employed by the AFA, and still making the exact same offensive comparison.
Speaking on his show in February, he claimed: “Homosexual supremacy is the doctrine that homosexual rights trump every other right in the world.
“They trump every right that heterosexuals have, they trump every right that citizens have not to be pushed around by the activists and the LGBT agenda.
“You know, Meryl Streep is out there saying she is going to stand up to the Brownshirts in our culture, referring to Donald Trump
“The real Brownshirts are in the homosexual movement. In fact, the Brownshirts under Hitler literally were homosexuals. You couldn’t become an officer without being a homosexual.
“The gay Gestapo have the same kind of tactics, the same kind of worldview, the same kind of mentality [as Nazis].”