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Values Voter Audience Giggles At Gay Persecution: VIDEO

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Glenn Beck was a speaker at the Values Voter Summit last weekend, and he took his time in the spotlight to discuss President Obama's supposed reign of terror on American religious freedom. And what better (read: more offensive) way to demonstrate than through concentration camp badges from the Nazi era? 

At one point in the speech, Beck touched on the purple triangle. He asked his audience who had to wear the purple triangle in concentration camps, to which one person replied, gay. "No, not gay, that was pink," Beck responded (later stating that the triangle was meant for people who study the Bible), and the audience broke out into a short, but disturbing, round of laughter. That they would laugh at anything related to such acts of atroicity is scary enough, but Beck and his audience were also blind to the inaccuracy of the speech and its symbols.

Right Wing Watch reports:

Seeing that Beck was making his remarks at an event sponsored by an organization — the American Family Association — that believes that gay people were behind the Holocaust, it is curious that summit participants found it so funny that the Nazis tried to exterminate gay people.

Beck’s main contention that the Nazis went after people who “knew anything about the Bible” is also incorrect.

The purple triangle Beck held up was actually used to mark Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Jehovah’s Witnesses at the time were known as Bible Students or Bibelforscher, a reference to the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Bible Student movement.

Sharing inaccurate information and enjoying each other's inflated sense of persecution seems like a wonderful way to spend a weekend, don't you think?

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  1. The JWs were persecuted because they opposed the Nazi ideology, refused allegiance to the state, refused to make the Hitler salute and refused to serve in the military. The latter was punished by death even aside from the rest.

    Of course he wants to pretend that people were killed for studying the Bible. Which is pure BS.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 16, 2013 3:06:41 PM


  2. If all else fails, misinform the public and let them do the dirty work. Sometimes misinformation is all you have in your corner.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Oct 16, 2013 3:22:16 PM


  3. Notice how ignorance and hate are constant companions?

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 16, 2013 3:28:12 PM


  4. Sounds like a GLAAD conference.

    Posted by: MB | Oct 16, 2013 3:50:05 PM


  5. I would like to know what educational qualifications this oaf has.
    No doubt he bought a Ph.D. from some bible thumping half baked bogus $h1thole college for Neanderthals.

    It's amazing what publicity a big mouth can attract.
    Maybe it's the Ted Cruz school for idiots - that shameful dunce who talks about 'minor ivys' in his conceited ramblings.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 16, 2013 4:00:50 PM


  6. As a former JW and a 4th generation, I would just like to make a small comment: No matter what couintry they are in they maintain complete political neutrality. Nazi Germanty just persecuted them for it.
    FYI Glenn Beck is an idiot

    Posted by: Dan | Oct 16, 2013 4:01:13 PM


  7. Did you ever see this musical "Springtime for Hilter"? Well DON'T. Not only are there "short, but disturbing, round of laughter" but people are howling! Your sensitive souls couldn't take it.

    Posted by: MIke | Oct 16, 2013 4:21:10 PM


  8. It's the new reality (not so new, just coming into it's own). As stated above, he who shouts loudest… The problem is more about the listeners, who don't seem to bother to take the time to parse anything because it's just…so…boring. Or tiresome. Or gee I think I could really go for a double cheese bratwurst pizza right now.

    These guys would just go away if they didn't have an audience.

    I hope that thing on the side of his face is deadly.

    "Springtime for Hitler" was the "musical" in Mel Brook's "The Producers". It was a parody. I do believe that Mel, and the films stars Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel, were Jewish. So go figure.

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Oct 16, 2013 4:53:09 PM


  9. Please pay attention to me the way my parents never did. If being a rotten troll is the only way I accomplish this, so be it.

    Posted by: MB | Oct 16, 2013 6:05:04 PM


  10. Glenn Beck is fat. Gluttony is a sin. He is going to hell. See anyone can do it - all you have to do is point a finger and babel.

    Posted by: robertL | Oct 16, 2013 6:51:10 PM


  11. glenn beck the symbol of eeverthing wrong withe this country today hate bigotry bullying intolerance

    Posted by: walter | Oct 16, 2013 7:05:55 PM


  12. Not surprising. If "Values Voters" knew anything about anything, they'd just refer to themselves with the same name "Values Voters" went by 70 years ago. Nazis.

    Posted by: FFS | Oct 16, 2013 8:20:29 PM


  13. Too bad hitler didn't kill more of these 'bible scholars'

    Posted by: Will | Oct 16, 2013 8:44:08 PM


  14. @robertL: he may be going to hell, but he is not going to Hell (which was seriously put down in 1855 by Thomas Thayer - http://www.auburn.edu/~allenkc/tbhell.html for an excerpt).

    Wiccans come out on top: "In Wicca, there is no such thing as hell because Wiccans largely don't believe in the concept of punishment or reward.[59] Although Wiccan views differ among different Wiccan denominations, Wiccans tend to prefer viewing their god or goddess as a gentle deity.[60]" -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell#Wicca

    Posted by: Bill | Oct 17, 2013 12:17:59 AM


  15. Values Voters are to 21st century America as the German-American Bund was to 1930s America.

    Posted by: Queer Supremacist | Oct 17, 2013 2:52:04 PM


  16. to coin a phrase, "You can't teach a pig to dance the foxtrot. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig."

    Posted by: SFRowGuy | Oct 17, 2013 3:05:29 PM


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