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British politician warns that same-sex marriage will turn UK into Nazi society

Monday, October 8, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, UK — The former archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, warned an audience at an anti-gay marriage rally in Birmingham on Monday that “Britain risks becoming a totalitarian state as a result of gay marriage, and could go the way of Nazi Germany.”

“Remember that the Jews in Nazi Germany, what started it against them was when they were called names, that was the first stage towards that totalitarian state,” he said. “Why does it feel to us that our cultural homeland and identity is being plundered?”

Lord Carey

Carey said that Christians have been “too timid” in their opposition to the government’s plans, and cautioned that same-sex marriage would create circumstances for other forms of “non-traditional” martial arrangements, specifically Mormon-style polygamous relationships. He cited the example of an application pending in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a man to enter into a civil union with two women.

“That is getting into a Mormon-style relationship,” he said, “It’s part of a slippery slope where the unintended consequences could be shocking.”

Nearly a thousand Conservatives attended the afternoon rally against same-sex marriage, which coincided with the Tory party conference. As 7 out of 10 local Conservative party chairmen want Prime Minister David Cameron to drop plans to have the government legalize marriage for same-sex couples, Carey alleged that British lawmakers were trying to “plunder” the institution of marriage.

“It’s like annexing what was regarded as specific to make and female relationships,” he said. “Same sex relationships are not the same as heterosexual relationships and should not be put on the same level.”

Ben Summerskill, the chief executive of Stonewall UK, Britain’s largest LGBT equality rights organization, said “gay people remember all too well what happened in the Holocaust.”

“The fact that Lord Carey is making such distressing comments rather suggests he knows he hasn’t any good arguments against equal marriage,” said Summerskill.

Peter Tatchell, coordinator of the Equal Love campaign and Director of the human rights organization, The Peter Tatchell Foundation said that “staging a rally in support of anti-gay discrimination reawakens fears that the Conservatives are still the nasty party.”

The issue of same-sex marriage has been a source of deep division within the Conservative Party, whose leadership has sought to embrace its LGBT members and shake off the legacy of its prior legislation that are viewed as anti-gay.

Senior party officials, including the Prime Minister, have forcefully set out the case for same-sex marriage. However within the party conference this week, opponents have been very active with a poll of local Tory party chairman that showed that 71 percent oppose the plans to legalize same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom.

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33 more reader comments:

  1. I thought Britain was more sensible than that.

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:02pm
  2. If we had this kind of power…. I’d give it back

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:03pm
  3. Lol,.ok

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:05pm
  4. these people are insane bring back the dar kages

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:06pm
  5. Carey never had much sense. He’s got even less now.

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:09pm
  6. They’re desperate, so they resort scaremongering.

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:10pm
  7. PROVE IT!!!

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:11pm
  8. What the fuck is he talking about. WHY CANNOT THE WORLD MIND THEIR OWN FUCKING BIZZ NATCH

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:12pm
  9. because some hitler ass wanna be is gonna rise to power and try and “cleanse” the world.

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:14pm
  10. funny. because the nazis were supported by the catholic church, extolled catholic doctrine, and also reviled gay people
    so yeah. tell another one, you credulous little fascist

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:15pm
  11. Yea right… And hitler was alll about some gay rights. NOT.

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:19pm
  12. LOL Too bad he probably does not realize that he himself is being a Nazi by basically scapegoating the homosexuals. Silliness.

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:20pm
  13. Yet another pseudochristian bearing false witness and disobeying Christ’s greatest laws….

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:23pm
  14. Heat up the ovens!

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:25pm
  15. LOL!!!!

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:25pm
  16. Am I reading the Onion again?

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:28pm
  17. Pretty sure nazis hated them too…what an idiot

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:34pm
  18. …Idiot.

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:35pm
  19. Oh my goodness-this should make me pissed, but it’s making me laugh so hard I might piss myself…

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:44pm
  20. My guess is that he’s a Republican. They usually say crazy stuff like that about gay marriage.

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:06pm
  21. Now gays are Nazis? WTF? ::sighs:: Where do they come up with this crap?

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:12pm
  22. Domestic terrorist

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:35pm
  23. Whenever I see or hear “Slippery slope” thrown around, I have to lol because it automatically translates as “I’ve run out of bullets to make an argument that means, well, anything.”

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11:06pm
  24. LOL, he’s looking for publicity..

    Posted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11:26pm
  25. Why does gay marriage have to be equated with the extreme Right Wing, also known as Fascism (think nazi Germany 1930′s)?

    Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:23am
  26. I’m British and i can safely say he has always been an arsehole, he would probably be republican in America

    Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 3:32am
  27. There must be a contest going on to see who can come up with the most outrageous statement against marriage equality. I can’t wait to see who wins it, and what the prize is…..maybe an autographed book of the most outrageous statements against marriage equality?

    Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 3:56am
  28. all these people are illogical and rely on the old slippery slope arguments same was done to repress the women vote and make it illegal for interrace marriage.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 4:13am
  29. Jerk!

    Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 4:39am
  30. Didn’t the Nazis kill LGBTs….. You know, cause those mummies told Hitler to do it….

    Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 5:45am
  31. Excellent theory except Nazis killed homosexuals, so pardon me if I fail to see the connection here.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7:28am
  32. Talk about stretching it – these people are reaching for blindly for their thoughts. They are sick.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 10:09am
  33. NAZI where murders and killers of gay pepole and they where bad homosexual’s are way better and kinder and good why do they say that they should be able to marry

    Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 1:00pm