UPDATE: HRC sent a nationwide action alert to its 1.3 million members and supporters, asking them to sign a petition to the three leading anti-LGBT fundamentalist pastors to stop exporting hate in the name of religion. Planning is underway for nationwide vigils honoring the life of David Kato.
Three weeks after winning a lawsuit against a Ugandan rag for their infamous "Hang Them" piece which listed promonent homosexual names and addresses, gay activist David Kato was bludgeoned in his home with a hammer. *See Cato interview below*
For its 2 October issue, [Rolling Stone - no relation to the American mag] pictured Kato and another man on the front page under the words "Hang them", and the sub-headlines "We Shall Recruit 100,000 Innocent Kids by 2012: Homos" and "Parents now face heart-breaks [sic] as homos raid schools".
It's an old theme. THEY are coming for your CHILDREN.
Sarah Palin's recent use of the phrase "blood libel" sparked outrage because its an infamous slur that Jews kill Christian babies to make Matzo. The Nazi's used such propaganda to suggest that Jews (and homosexuals) were a threat to good German children.
Though admittedly most people had to check Wikipedia to find out if they should be angry or not, it was more her tone which was offensive in light of the Tucson tragedy.
Nevertheless, it points to the long history of using children to instill fear and hate.
Illustration (right) from the antisemitic
children's book, The Poisonous
Mushroom, in which a Jewish man
is depicted as a child molester
attempting to lure German children
with candy. [The Breman Museum]
Author Nathan James first noted the parallels for GBM News:
Most comparisons to Nazis in today's rhetoric are just wrong and offensive.
But as a list of 400 Rabbis have signed a letter condemning Glenn Beck for Nazi-baiting and claiming George Soros helped send his fellow Jews to the camps, here is a REAL and undeniable parallel.
Inciting hate. Using children. This method is even older than the Nazis, yet the religious right continues to employ these tactics. David Bahati, 'Pastor' Martin Ssempa and their American Evangelical puppetmasters like Scott Lively & Rick Warren have David Cato's blood on their hands.
We must keep reminding them of that fact. ~~~~
Statements on the Cato murder.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- "...We honor David’s legacy by continuing the important work to which he devoted his life."