Why did the Nazis put homosexuals in concentration camps? Was it their Christian influence that made them anti-gay?
- Madam Sin BinLv 51 month agoFavorite Answer
Here ya go:
"While male homosexuality remained illegal in Weimar Germany under Paragraph 175 of the criminal code, German homosexual-rights activists became worldwide leaders in efforts to reform societal attitudes that condemned homosexuality. Many in Germany regarded the Weimar Republic's toleration of homosexuals as a sign of Germany's decadence. Nazi leaders posed as moral crusaders who wanted to stamp out the "vice" of homosexuality from Germany in order to help win the racial struggle. Once they took power in 1933, Nazi officials intensified persecution of German male homosexuals. Persecution ranged from the dissolution of homosexual organizations to internment in concentration camps.
Gay men were targeted for persecution because they did not contribute to the desired growth of the 'Aryan population' and were viewed as corrupting German values and culture."
Now, does that sound familiar? It should. It's the platform of the GOP at the present. Lesbians, by the way, were not considered as great a threat as gay men...yeah.
" In most cases, they [ the Nazi party] were prepared to accept homosexuals into the 'racial community' provided that they became "racially conscious" and did not act according to their natural inclination."
Wow, isn't that the stance of the Catholic Church? You can be gay all you want, just don't ever have a relationship where you have any sort of sex unless it's straight sex. Mm.
"On June 28, 1935, the Ministry of Justice revised Paragraph 175. The revisions provided a legal basis for extending Nazi persecution of homosexuals."
Gosh, kinda like Trumpie and Pence rolling back LGTBQ rights...mm.
"On October 26, 1936, Himmler formed within the Security Police the Reich Central Office for Combating Homosexuality and Abortion."
Gee, what is the evangelical Christian's most important two stances?? Yeah, abortion and LGTBQ people. Things never change, do they?
"On April 4, 1938, the Gestapo issued a directive indicating that men convicted of homosexuality could be incarcerated in concentration camps following their sentences."
"Because some Nazi officials believed homosexuality was a sickness that could be cured, they designed policies to "cure" homosexuals of their "disease" through humiliation and hard work."
Gee golly, this sounding at all familiar, kiddos? Any of it? Yeah, history, we ignore it as hard as possible, don't we?
"One avenue of survival available to some homosexuals was castration, which some criminal justice officials advocated as a way of "curing" sexual deviance. Homosexual defendants in criminal cases or concentration camps could agree to castration in exchange for lower sentences. Later, judges and SS camp officials could order castration without the consent of a homosexual prisoner.
Nazis interested in finding a "cure" for homosexuality expanded this program to include medical experimentation on homosexual inmates of concentration camps. These experiments caused illness, mutilation, and even death, and yielded no scientific knowledge.
There are no known statistics for the number of homosexuals who died in the camps. Leading scholars estimate that the death rate was 65 percent."
- ArcherLv 71 month ago
One will find with a little research that much of those who were Nazis were homosexuals.
- ChaillotLv 41 month ago
Partly, yes. The notion that gay men are a threat to society. Has a long history in Christianity. Madam Sin Bin spelled it out. The Nazis viewed gay men as a threat. In all ways. They were considered immoral. They could not make children. They were not real men or real Aryans. No real Christians could be gay.
Bent, the Michael Sherman play, explores what it's like to be gay in Nazi Germany.
This is an ugly bit of modern propaganda about gay people. Which echoes Nazi sentiments. Scott Lively is praised. http://www.christiandoctrine.com/christian-doctrin...
It also tries to tie Nazism to the Soviets. They are two different camps. https://www.britannica.com/story/were-the-nazis-so...
- RodLv 51 month ago
Then you would have to say it was the Nazis christian influence to also murder 6 millions Jews including Poles, Russians, Gypsies as well as Gay people in the gas chambers.
In other words other races and religions who were not christian --- if I go on your reasoning.
And don't forget the Nazis did send some catholics and protestants to the concentration camps who spoke out against them.
Hitler and Nazi ideology was not influenced by christianity but by the occult and Nordic/viking mythology.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Probably. That kind of hate is very christian, and at that time,
most Nazis in Germany were christians.
- 1 month ago
Do you think Christians want to put homosexuals in concentration camps? Do you think that is how Christianity works?
Jesus replied, “This is the most important: ‘Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One. 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’g 31The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’h No other commandment is greater than these.”