Adam McManus, a radio host and organizer of the Freedom 2015 Religious Conference, has warned that Christians were being silent about same-sex marriage in the same way that Germans had been silent about the Holocaust.
During a recent interview, McManus told KDNL host Jamie Allman that “there is a real threat to all of our freedom, to all of our liberty.”
“What’s going to happen when a homosexual couple comes to one of your viewer’s churches and asks for their pastor to marry them and their pastor says no, it’s against the Bible?” he asked. “Believe me, he is going to be in serious trouble. He might be fined, he might be penalized, he might be even imprisoned.”
“I think of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the words he had to say about the Germans,” McManus continued, “and who Hitler was targeting, step by step by step: the infirmed, the elderly, the mentally challenged and ultimately the Jews in the Final Solution.”
“And because people continued to remain silent and by their silence, they agreed with what Hitler was doing, ultimately there was no one left to stand up for them when the Nazis came for them. And so, if we don’t take a stand for our own rights, which is the most obvious thing to do, it’s going impact the whole community in a negative way.”
McManus also slammed “the left, the God-haters, the homosexual activists” for excluding Christians while championing inclusion and diversity.
“Christians are the ones that celebrate all our rights to either believe in God or disbelieve in God,” he insisted. “But we should have the right to speak our conscience and act in such a way in our workplace that reflects our Christian convictions.”
According to the conservative radio host, LGBT activists were trying to “use the power of the government” against Christians.
“I don’t know what other label to put on it, communist, fascist from the left!” he exclaimed. “Christians are here to say, look, if homosexuals want to get married, that’s something perhaps they want to do. We don’t condone it, but you know what? They need to leave us alone.”
Watch the video below from KNDL, broadcast Nov. 9, 2015.