I have mentioned before the outrageous allegations made in recent years by the religious that Hitler and his followers were atheists. As I explained, this is not just false but outrageously false--to the point where it insults the intelligence of those who hear or read it.
Apparently, alleging that the Nazis were actually secretly just like those you hate has become the new all-purpose insult used by hate groups.
Just recently I came across a reference to the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of anti-gay hate groups. I couldn't help but notice a couple of things. First, the groups are exclusively Christian (with one possible exception), and second, several of them have started accusing Hitler and his followers of being homosexuals. Here is a taste of the incredible hyperbole (as if the mere allegation weren't incredible enough):
"Taking a page from the anti-gay fabulist Scott Lively (see
Abiding Truth Ministries, above), [the AFA's] Fischer claimed
in a blog post last May 27 that '[h]omosexuality gave us
Adolph Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the
Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and 6 million dead Jews.'
(Ironically, the elder Wildmon was widely denounced as an
anti-Semite after suggesting that Jews control the media, which
the AFA says 'shows a genuine hostility towards Christians.')
Fischer has described Hitler as 'an active homosexual' who
sought out gays 'because he could not get straight soldiers to
be savage and brutal and vicious enough.'”
This is so absurd and far-fetched that no sane person could have made it up or predicted that anyone would. This a clear example of the delusional nature of religion, in which believers simply re-make reality in their own minds to suit their emotional needs. It is also a clear example of projection and splitting--two reflexive defense mechanisms used by the emotionally disturbed.
The truth, of course, is that the vast majority of the Nazis were Christians who routinely shipped homosexuals to concentration camps for extermination. In fact, the Nazis were Christian Nationalists, just like the people behind these latest lies. (That is the origin of the word "Nazi". It is short for "Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei" or National Socialist German Workers Party. But, don't be fooled by the word "Socialist". What they meant was that the "Reich" should have access to all the assets of the entire nation.)
Given, however, that the groups spouting this offensive tripe are part of the American fascist movement who want to re-enact the extermination program of the Nazis, it is not surprising that they would want to hide this fact and try to convince people that their intended victims are the evil ones.
This is a common tactic and should always be taken as a warning regarding the intentions of those making such ridiculous accusations with regard to their intended victims. These people are the same ones who sometimes say that biblical law should be the law of the land in the U.S., and that under that law homosexuals should be executed.
Whenever you hear such blatantly bogus accusations, you can bet you are dealing with a hate group and that the people making the accusations want to exterminate those who are the subjects of the accusations.