Evangelical radio host Bryan Fischer has made the baffling claim that all the officers in Hitler’s private army were “hardcore homosexuals” and that the Nazi Party itself began in a gay bar. Bryan Fischer made the comments on the right-wing radio network American Family Radio, which is owned by the extreme anti-LGBT+ hate group American Family Association (AFA). It’s not the first time he’s attempted to draw connections between homosexuality and Nazism. Speaking on the the December 31 episode of the show Focal Point, Fischer told listeners: “The Nazi Party started in a gay bar in Munich, Germany, and the Stormtroopers were Hitler’s enforcers in the early days of the Nazi regime – the SA, the Stormtroopers. “Without exception, the officers – this was like Hitler’s private army – without exception, the officers in Hitler’s private army were homosexuals. You had no chance of advancing through the ranks unless you were a hardcore homosexual.” The Nazis famously refused to tolerate homosexuality and arrested an estimated 100,000 gay men after taking power in 1933. Between 5,000 and 15,000 were sent to concentration camps, where according to survivor accounts they were among the most abused groups. Many of those who weren’t killed were castrated.
siehe auch: Bryan Fischer: Nazis had “no chance of advancing through the ranks unless you were a hardcore homosexual”. Bryan Fischer — a prominent host on extreme anti-LGBTQ group American Family Association’s (AFA) radio network American Family Radio — once again falsely claimed that “that the Nazi Party started in a gay bar.” He also claimed that “you had no chance of advancing through the ranks unless you were a hardcore homosexual” and that “without exception, the officers in Hitler’s private army were homosexuals.” Fischer has worked for AFA since 2009 and has repeatedly lied that gay people were responsible for the formation of the Nazi Party. This right-wing myth is patently false and is used to malign LGBTQ people while erasing the fact that Nazis arrested an estimated 100,000 gay men and sent between 5,000 and 15,000 of them to concentration camps.