Pope Francis compared rhetoric from anti-gay politicians to Hitler speeches

Posted On: Nov 16, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Pope Francis compared rhetoric from anti-gay politicians to Hitler speeches

Pope Francis compared anti-gay comments made by politicians to speeches made by Adolf Hitler.
He made the comment while speaking to an international penal law association on Friday, the Associated Press reported .
He said: "These are actions that are typical of Nazism, that with its persecution of Jews, gypsies, people with homosexual orientation, represent an excellent model of the throwaway culture and culture of hatred."
Francis did not name any specific politicians in his speech.
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Pope Francis compared anti-gay comments made by politicians to speeches made by Adolf Hitler in a speech he made on Friday in which he denounced homophobia.
Francis was speaking to an international penal law association when he made the comment, the Associated Press reported .
He said that the way some political figures speak about the LGBTQ community reminds him of the speeches Hitler made about Jewish people in the 1930s.
"These are actions that are typical of Nazism, that with its...

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