MSNBC’s Schultz: ‘Gay People Were Really the Ones Being Persecuted in Hitler’s Germany’

by Andrew Johnson

The Twitter account for MSNBC’s The Ed Show deleted a tweet ahead of Monday’s show that stated homosexuals ”were really the ones being persecuted in Hitler’s Germany.”

Schultz reiterated the point of the tweet in reaction to a recent floor speech by Representative Louie Gohmert (R., Texas), who argued that intolerance of Christian views on homosexuality could be seen as an extension of fascist persecution:

“Louie is a little short on his Nazi history,” said Schultz, once again emphasizing that “gay people were really the ones being persecuted in Hitler’s Germany.”

He cited statistics finding that up to 15,000 gays were interned in concentration camps in Nazi Germany — and didn’t mention that 6 million Jews were murdered by the same system. (Or, for that matter, the German pacifists who were persecuted specifically for their religious beliefs.)

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