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Tony Perkins Makes Holocaust Comparison While Referencing Colorado's Anti-Gay Bakery Case

06/09/2014 12:22 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
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No stranger to eyebrow-raising declarations, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins compared a Colorado court's anti-gay discrimination ruling to the Holocaust in a "Washington Watch" broadcast last week.

As Right Wing Watch first reported, Perkins was speaking to Nicolle Martin of Alliance Defending Freedom, who serves as Colorado baker Jack Phillips' attorney. Phillips, a devout Christian who owns Colorado's Masterpiece Cakeshop, made headlines in 2012 after refusing to bake a wedding cake for two gay men, Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig.

As part of the discussion, Perkins asked Martin, “I’m beginning to think, are re-education camps next? When are they going to start rolling out the boxcars to start hauling off Christians?”

Listen to audio of Perkins' remarks, courtesy of Right Wing Watch, then scroll down to keep reading:

Phillips has vowed not to prepare wedding cakes of any kind after Colorado's Civil Rights Commission ruled May 30 to uphold an earlier ruling which found that he had discriminated against Mullins and Craig.

Earlier this year, Perkins suggested that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights -- specifically, same-sex marriage -- would inevitably lead to human extinction.

"The human race would be extinct within time if [being LGBT] were normal," he said at the time. "Biology says the only we exist as human beings is that a man and a woman come together and we procreate."

Meanwhile, he suggested that LGBT teens often resorted to extreme measures such as suicide attempts because they battle with the internal understanding that homosexuality is, in fact, "abnormal."

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