We know homophobes exist. We hope that most of them are people we can educate and enlighten. It would've been quite accurate to describe my mother as severely homophobic in the past and she only saw the light after I came out to her and she realized I was still the same son she knew and loved and everything she thought she knew about "those gay people" was wrong.
It is a bit annoying sometimes to feel that we need to justify our right to exist and take it upon ourselves to dispel unfair stereotypes, but we do it anyway. Those of us who aren't in the closet hope that by being visible we can show people that we're not better or worse than straight people.
And then you see people like this Bryan Fischer from the clip above. What can you say to a guy who claims that not only Hitler and his peeps were all gay, they were extra evil and vicious because they were gay. I know delusional crazies exist and I hear all kind of nonsense on a regular basis, but this was a rare occasion when my jaw just dropped for a few long seconds.
Where did he get this nonsense? Did he acquire some secret documents? Obviously he's lying, but is he aware of that? Does he make it up, justifying his lies for "the greater good", or does he really believe this crap due to some severe psychosis?
How did these events exactly unfold anyway? Hitler came to his guys and was like "hey gang, slow day. Lets go kill Jews! Burn them and gas them; women and children too!" and his straight crew was all "hellz no, what are yo smokin' bro? We're outta here, peace out!". So Hitler was all bummed out that he couldn't carry his crazy plans and then he remembered that he was gay and that he and all of his gay friends were super evil and therefore were perfect for his plans! So he opened a Facebook group for gay evil people and that's how he recruited his people. The end.
Anyway, I can joke about the idiocy and ridiculousness of it all, but we should really be afraid. Because anyone who actually believes this nonsense is a very dangerous person. To make it even creepier these vile people are hiding under the most innocent-looking disguises possible, an organization that claims to promote family values.
AFA stands for American Family Association, but I think it's more apt to stand for American Fundamentalist Assholes.