Battlefield Report: Minnesota Gay Marriage Opponents Obsessed With Hitler And Drag Queens

The battle over marriage equality has been particularly vicious this election season, particularly in Minnesota where an amendment is on the ballot on November 6 that would ban same-sex marriage in the state. Those against gay marriage have adopted the role of victim, claiming their rights are at risk should everyone be treated equally.

The latest flack comes courtesy of Pastor Brad Brandon. Brandon is the pastoral outreach director for Minnesota for Marriage, which is supporting the ban. The pastor recently compared the techniques being used by gay marriage advocates to those of Hitler.

KMSP-TV reports:

Brandon seemed to claim that critics of gay marriage would be silenced, saying, “[Hitler] removed their voices in the public square and removed their control of their own businesses. So, he stopped Jewish people from speaking out in public and he silenced them.”

Minnesota for Marriage is standing by Brandon’s beliefs, though not necessarily his phrasing.

“He’s apologized and he’s apologized on behalf of the campaign,” said a spokeswoman. “His point was absolutely correct; he was just using a poor analogy and an incorrect choice of words to make his religious liberties point. He’s been instructed to no longer compare the loss of religious freedoms to Hitler and Nazi Germany.”

Hoping to provide an umbrella in the resulting shitstorm, MM’s deputy campaign manager Andy Parrish claimed he had an “explosive” video – a “BOMBSHELL,” even – of staff from pro-gay marriage group, Minnesotans United for All Families “gone wild.”

Turns out that bombshell was a sassy drag queen doing what sassy drag queens do best – be sassy. The video wasn’t even taken at a Minnesotans United for All Families event, as Good As You points out.

The sheer amount of vitriol being spewed by the ultra-conservative right undermines not only the severity of a potential ban on gay marriage in Minnesota, but also undermines the intelligence of voters. As Rabbi Marci Zimmermann told KMSP-TV, “Once you use something such as Hitler and the Holocaust, you end any kind of civil discourse.”

The latest polls show Minnesotans pretty evenly divided over the amendment with 46% in favor of banning gay marriage and 49% opposed. November 6 is quickly appraching but there’s till time to sway opinion in either direction. You can contribute to the effort to stop a ban on gay marriage in Minnesota by donating to Minnesotans United for All Families here.

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  • marc sfe

    If Willard is elected to office, the shit will hit the fan like no one can even begin to imagine. This asshole is talking about Hitler now -just wait if Willard is elected – it WILL be like the death camps in Nazi Germany only this time it will be the gays, lesbian, bisexuals, muslims – anyone who doesn’t fit in to the “xtian cult members” model of what a good American is. Be afraid ladies and gentleman – this IS history repeating itself.

  • MK Ultra

    It’s well known in the PR industry that attack ads are a sign of desperation.
    If you have nothing positive to say about your own opinion, or you’ve ran out of lies, you attack your enemies position. Of course they are so common today that you’d think everyone was desperate to win.
    And perhaps that’s true. The stakes have never been higher. We are closer to equality than ever. Likewise the power of the Kkkris-chan reicht over the country is wanning. I want to make it clear I.m not speaking of religion in general but of those groups that peddle hate under tne guise of religion for financial gain and social power – sociopaths in otner words.
    The fact is their hate and false slef victimization is disgusting to most thinking people and everydaymore and more people are opening their eyes to it. Give them enough rope, and tney will hang tnemselves. Our duty in tne LGBT community is to put a megaphone to tneir hate. If the public truly knew what these people say and tnink…..

  • Tapeis

    @marc sfe: Wouldn’t that require a super-majority in both houses of Congress, multiple Constitutional amendments, and a willing President?
    Since murder is against the morality of both major candidates, probably not going to happen for at least four years from now, no?

  • Tapeis

    @MK Ultra: What about the complaint against the notion that “monogamy is a heterosexual imposition” should be respected, and that “polyamorphy” as accepted by the LGBT Community is not a proven family strategy? Such concerns necessarily indicate membership in the KKK?

  • BradT

    @Tapeis: No, because this bill would only change the Minnesota State constitution.

  • sozei

    In their 1989 manuscript, After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90s, Harvard-educated marketing experts Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen meticulously laid out the homosexual lobby’s blueprint for success in what is widely regarded as the handbook for the “gay agenda.” They devised a three-pronged approach that included the following major strategies:

    (1) Desensitization: “Desensitization,” wrote Kirk and Madsen, means subjecting the public to a “continuous flood of gay-related advertising, presented in the least offensive fashion possible. If ‘straights’ can’t shut off the shower, they may at least eventually get used to being wet.” As the authors put it, homosexuals should be portrayed as the “Everyman.” “In no time,” they said, “a skillful and clever media campaign could have the gay community looking like the veritable fairy godmother to Western Civilization.”

    (2) Jamming: “Jamming” refers to the public smearing of Christians, traditionalists or anyone else who opposes the gay agenda. Wrote Kirk and Madsen: “Jam homo-hatred by linking it to Nazi horror. Associate all who oppose homosexuality with images of ‘Klansmen demanding that gays be slaughtered,’ ‘hysterical backwoods preachers,’ ‘menacing punks,’ and a ‘tour of Nazi concentration camps where homosexuals were tortured and gassed.’”

    Kirk and Madsen added: “In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to adopt the role of protector … The purpose of victim imagery is to make straights feel very uncomfortable.” In a related move, the authors and their ideological cohorts began to smear anyone who disagreed with their agendas as “homophobes,” “hatemongers,” and “bigots.”

    (3) Conversion: Kirk and Madsen called for the “conversion of the average American’s emotions, mind, and will, through a planned psychological attack, in the form of propaganda fed to the nation via the media.” “In the early stages of any campaign to reach straight America,” they said, “the masses should not be shocked and repelled by premature exposure to homosexual behavior itself. Instead, the imagery of sex should be downplayed and gay rights should be reduced to an abstract social question as much as possible. First let the camel get his nose inside the tent — and only later his unsightly derriere!”

    Kirk and Madsen actually admitted that their task was to manufactured a “gay civil rights” movement founded on the premise of widespread homosexual victimization.


  • Keith

    I find it amazing that gays are accused of acting like Nazis for seeking marriage Equality under American Law by opponents of same sex marriage when HISTORY proves that denying a particular group of citizens marriage equality through legislation is the Nazi act.

    The Laws for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour
    (5 September 1935) Moved by the understanding that the purity of German blood is essential to the further existence of the German people, and inspired by the uncompromising determination to safeguard the future of the German nation, the Reichstag has unanimously resolved upon the following law, which is promulgated herewith:
    Section 1
    Marriages between Jews and citizens (German: Staatsangehörige) of German or kindred blood are forbidden. Marriages concluded in defiance of this law are void, even if, for the purpose of evading this law, they were concluded abroad.
    Proceedings for annulment may be initiated only by the Public Prosecutor.

    Sadly, America is going down the path followed by Nazi Germany, however it isn’t the Gay Americans leading us down that dark path, but the
    people enacting these anti same sex marriage laws. The proof is in History.

  • SteveMD2

    Heres the website that shows how various xtian churches / groups supported hitler big time.

    Most pix are from captured German archives. Some are from the DC holocaust museum. one or two are from a prof Goldhagen whose father was a holocaust survivor

    Be sure to see page two – the link is at the bottom of the page

    http://nobeliefs.com/nazis.htm (must be in all lower case latters)

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