Friday, April 22, 2016

"Persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust", "Hitler, days after he took power in 1933, imposed a ban on all homosexual organizations", HB2 and #wearenotthis

"He ordered raids on places where homosexuals gathered, culminating in the ransacking of the Institute for Sexual Science in Berlin and the permanent exile of its director, Magnus Hirschfeld. Thousands of volumes from the institute’s library were tossed into a bonfire. The stripping of these Germans’ civil rights was largely cheered by the public and the German churches.

Phil Berger and Tim Moore

But it legitimated tactics, outside the law, that would soon be employed against others. Adams said homosexuals would also be the first “social deviants” singled out and disempowered by the Christian right, but not the last."
"Upon the rise of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party (the Nazi Party) in Germany, gay men and, to a lesser extent, lesbians, were two of the numerous groups targeted by the Nazis and were ultimately among Holocaust victims.

Chad Barefoot and Paul Stam

...More than one million gay Germans were targeted, of whom at least 100,000 were arrested and 50,000 were serving prison terms as "convicted homosexuals".  Hundreds of European gay men living under Nazi occupation were castrated under court order.

Pat McCrory and Trudy Wade

...homosexuals within the Nazi Party itself were murdered. The Gestapo compiled lists of homosexuals, who were compelled to sexually conform to the "German norm."

John Blust and Tony Wilkins

...Between 1933 and 1945, an estimated 100,000 men were arrested as homosexuals, of whom some 50,000 were officially sentenced.  Most of these men served time in regular prisons, and an estimated 5,000 to 15,000 of those sentenced were incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps.
...the death rate of homosexuals in concentration camps may have been as high as 60%. Homosexuals in the camps were treated in an unusually cruel manner by their captors.

Jon Hardister and John Faircloth

...Nazi doctors often used gay men for scientific experiments in an attempt to locate a "gay gene" to "cure" any future Aryan children who were gay.

Dan Bishop and Julia Howard

...Some gay men who resisted the SS had their fingernails pulled out. Others had their bowels punctured, causing them to bleed profusely.

Roy Carroll and Marty Kotis

After the war, the treatment of homosexuals in concentration camps went unacknowledged by most countries, and some men were even re-arrested and imprisoned based on evidence found during the Nazi years..."
Most of North Carolina's 'conservatives' have been played for fools by Pat McCrory and the legislature.

Back story on HB2, explaining how Pat McCrory fell on his own sword provided by Phil Berger and friends

Still no big money for McCrory and friends since HB2

Who will be the first to give North Carolina's head bigot governor Pat McCrory some campaign cash after he signed HB2