Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association’s virulently anti-LGBTQ commentator, is again using Nazi imagery to describe gay people in light of the Hallmark Channel’s decision to air ads featuring a same-sex couple’s wedding.
Fischer, who has claimed that Adolf Hitler’s most vicious enforcers were gay (when, in reality, Hitler sent gays to concentration camps), said on his American Family Radio Focal Point show Monday that Hallmark gave in to the “gay gestapo” in its latest decision on the ads, which it initially pulled and then agreed to air. The group known by the official name Gestapo was Hitler’s secret police force, which “ruthlessly eliminated opposition to the Nazis within Germany and its occupied territories,” as Encyclopaedia Britannica puts it.
Fischer noted that One Million Moms, an organization that is part of the AFA, had complained to Crown Media, Hallmark’s parent company, about the ads from wedding planner Zola that depicted “two lesbians kissing,” with Fischer essentially spitting the words. The ads are offensive to “pro-family viewers,” he said. Fischer said the CEO of Crown Media then called AFA President Tim Wildmon to apologize.
In light of the opposition by One Million Moms and other far-right groups, Hallmark announced last week that it would pull the Zola ads with the lesbian couple but continue to air the company’s ads that featured only opposite-sex couples. That led Zola to withdraw the whole ad campaign. But then Sunday, Hallmark reversed course and said it was committed to diversity and inclusion, and would show all the commercials if Zola still wished to advertise.
“And then the gay gestapo, the bullies of the homosexual movement — and remember, their theme is ‘homosexuality uber alles,’ homosexuality trumps everything — so they got a hold of Hallmark, they started getting in, getting after it, getting on Hallmark and they folded in about 48 hours,” Fischer said, echoing the Nazi motto “Deutschland Uber Alles.” “They completely collapsed. … Now they are apologizing all over themselves for supporting normative sexuality.”
“Another victory for the gay gestapo,” Fischer concluded.
Watch a clip below, courtesy of Right Wing Watch.