"As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1."- Godwin's Law, the main corollary of which is that the first person to invoke a Nazi comparison loses by forfeit. I also use it as a verb, as in "to Godwin a discussion".
If we were holding to that standard, Bryan Fischer (and indeed the whole Teabagger movement) would have lost the debate by Godwinning long ago. However, on Tuesday Fischer, as he does with so many things, cranked the Godwin up to 11 with this epic screed [TW gratuitous Nazi comparisons and vicious anti-gay fearmongering]:
I mean, ladies and gentlemen, they are Nazis. Homosexual activists, when it comes to freedom of speech, are Nazis. When it comes to freedom of religion, they are Nazis. ... Ladies and gentlemen, they are Nazis. Do not be under any illusions about what homosexual activists will do with your freedoms and your religion if they have the opportunity. They'll do the same thing to you that the Nazis did to their opponents in Nazi Germany.Wow. Just...wow. I mean, SIX instances of the word Nazi in six sentences. Clearly Fischer means business. Srs bizness. Of the bearing-no-resemblance-to-reality-or-logic variety.
The AFA yet again tried to get its pet runaway train under control; of course, since it was on his radio show, they couldn't just edit it like they do to his blog posts. So instead, they simply removed the video from their archive. Unfortunately, as I keep trying to remind people, once you're on the internet as having said something, it's on the record forever, no matter how much deleting or redacting you try to do.
Of course, Fischer didn't help matters by going on another unhinged rant Wednesday about DADT, how the "homosexual lobby" (immaculately decorated, natch) is "just like the Nazis", and how any soldier who "[says] a word of complaint about homosexual behavior" will be, I'm not even fucking kidding, "sent to a reeducation camp ... to get your brain washed ... you're not getting out of that room until you crumble and admit you support sexual deviancy ... that's where it's going in the military."
How long before AFA finally wises up and drops this fuckbag like a ton of bricks? How long before right-wing politicians stop appearing on his show? Why the fuck is anyone fucking legitimizing such raw hatred and bigotry?