The anti-gay hate group, American Family Association, has a new site — I came across a piece titled “America’s Future: Christian Persecution” which is topped with the following photo:

It happens to be a screen shot from a video about the sonderkommando at  Auschwitz concentration camp. These were the Jews who were forced to remove the bodies from the gas chamber and get them into the ovens. Then they had to clean the gas chamber of bodily waste for the next batch. Before the bodies were burned, the sonderkommando were required to pull out any gold teeth from those murdered.

I don’t know who Jim Shempert (the author) is but he needs a history lesson before he starts comparing the Holocaust to so-called (non-existent) Christian persecution. When you gratuitously compare quite ordinary things to the Holocaust you make the Holocaust more ordinary. It is the continuing exploitation of murdered Jews. The lack of sensitivity to this is blatantly anti-Semitic. Six million Jews were systematically tortured and murdered by order of the state! State revenues constructed and staffed murder factories. There is no comparison!

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.