The leader of an anti-gay advocacy group in Massachusetts has compared LGBT-friendly school administrators to prison guards presiding over Nazi concentration camps.
Brian Camenker of the pro-family group MassResistance, recently told Christian radio station VCY America’s "Crosstalk" host Jim Schneider that school officials who support LGBT students are doing a disservice to both the students and the community.
"These school administrators, you know I mean you think of them as what the Nazi concentration camp guards must have been like where they are doing this horrible evil and they are just taking orders or something, they believe in it," Cameneker said. "People need to rise up because it is only going to get worse."
Cameneker was speaking, in part, about the Massachusetts Department of Education's move earlier in February to allow transgender children more leeway in terms of which bathrooms they use and for which sports team they play.
MassResistance and Cameneker have previously advocated against what it sees as homosexuality propaganda, Right Wing Watch notes.
In May of 2012, Camenker told Americans For Truth About Homosexuality president Peter LaBarbera that "homosexuality is unnatural," adding, “just like you had to have the Jim Crow laws to keep the races apart, you have to have these laws and diversity trainings and constant propaganda to keep it going.”
While it may seem extreme to compare LGBT issues and the Holocaust, this type of rhetoric has been used recently by several different groups.
Roman Catholic bishop Mark Davies at Shrewsbury Cathedral offended some when he compared government attitudes toward same-sex marriage and Nazi and Communist ideology, according to The Telegraph.
And in February, an Arkansas restaurant canceled an LGBT event because the owner "didn't support their cause." Members of the River Valley Equality Center told Fox 5 News KFSM/KXNW that Sisters Gourmet Bistro owner Richard Hodo claimed that he turned down LGBT group just as he would a Ku Klux Klan event.