'it may seem'
a bit extreme...
'but maybe not'

Republican Anti-Gay
Speaker Compares
Gays to Hitler

August 31, 2004

If their line-up of speakers is any indication, there will be no compassion for Gay and Lesbian Americans at this year's Republican National Convention, says the Democratic National Committee. Sheri Drew, who offered this morning's invocation from the Convention Podium, has said those who support gay and lesbian families are no different from those who supported Adolph Hitler in the years preceding World War II.

When defending her comparison of Gays and Lesbians to Adolph Hitler, Drew simply stated that "it may seem a bit extreme to imply a comparison between the atrocities of Hitler and what is happening in terms of contemporary threats against the family -- but maybe not."

 

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'those who support gay and lesbian families are no different from those who supported Adolph Hitler in the years preceding World War II'

 

 

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In response, Democratic National Committee spokesperson Brian Richardson issued the following statement:

"It's disappointing to think that a political party would want to have such a homophobic, anti-gay, anti-family individual participate in their national convention. A convention is about bringing people together, unfortunately with such a divisive participant and a discriminatory platform, this year's Republican convention is more about tearing people apart.

"To compare hard-working, law-abiding families and their friends to Adolph Hitler is a disgrace. The Republican Party should take a stand for all families, and condemn this divisive rhetoric."

-- The Democratic National Committee