Penny Nance, head of the anti-feminist, conservative Christian group Concerned Women for America, became the latest right-winger to invoke the Holocaust in an attempt to smear those that do not agree with their agenda (h/t Raw Story):
You know, the Age of Enlightenment and Reason gave way to moral relativism. And moral relativism is what led us all the way down the dark path to the Holocaust… Dark periods of history is what we arrive at when we leave God out of the equation.Of course, being the right-winger that she is, she somehow managed to be even more offensive than she already was in making yet another comparison to the Holocaust by the right wing.
You know, G. K. Chesterton said that the Doctrine of Original Sin is the only one which we have 3,000 years of empirical evidence to back up. Clearly, we need faith as a component and it’s just silly for us to say otherwise.Great, she's a Christian and she believes in the concept of Original Sin. That's her right. We live in a free country. However, she makes her point, and calls it indisputable, when bringing up the greatest crime ever committed against the Jewish People and one of the greatest, if not greatest, committed in human history. Last I checked, Jews didn't believe in Original Sin, a very Christian theological concept. I should know, considering that I'm a Jew.
Not everyone agrees with the National Day of Reason. That's fine. That's their right and I will defend their right to disagree to my dying breath. However, that's not what led to the Holocaust. A whole chain of events that came together in the wrong place and the wrong time, combined with evil people, is what led to the Holocaust. Perhaps Nance needs a refresher that it was a nation that was majority Christian that perpetrated the Holocaust. There was no talk of moral relativism in Nazi Germany, but a perverted idea of what constituted morality.
I'm sick and tired of these assholes that invoke the Holocaust in every little thing. No, people advocating for the separation of religion and state don't have anything on their agenda but the separation of religion and state. You know, the whole "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" bit in the First Amendment? That's the same amendment that allows these assholes to spew their garbage. Perhaps they should better familiarize themselves with it.
In the meantime, the same First Amendment that gives them the right to spew this garbage also gives me the right to tell them to Shut the f*** up! Perhaps then they'll be able to get it through their thick skulls, to their tiny brains, just how offensive this behavior is to Jews.
Note: Please do not use this as an excuse to attack all religion or all religious people. Many religious people are disgusted by the conduct of Penny Nance and other conservatives that have made similar comparisons. I am such a religious person.