Gay Activists Are “The Gaystapo,” Says Church of England Newspaper

The Church of England newspaper is under fire for publishing an article attacking gay campaigners as “The Gaystapo.”

The article was by Alan Craig, the leader of the tiny Christian Peoples Alliance party and a former London councillor.

The Editor of the newspaper, Colin Blakely, has defended the article saying the author has “pertinent views.” But Blakely said he was away when it was published and if he was editing it, he would have suggested Craig “tone it down.”

Craig wrote:

Having forcibly — and understandably– rectified the Versailles-type injustices and humiliations foisted on the homosexual community, the UK’s victorious Gaystapo are now on a roll. Their gay-rights stormtroopers take no prisoners as they annex our wider culture, and hotel owners, registrars, magistrates, doctors, counsellors, and foster parents… find themselves crushed under the pink jackboot.

Thanks especially to the green light from a permissive New Labour government, the gay Wehrmacht is on its long march through the institutions and has already occupied the Sudetenland social uplands of the Home Office, the educational establishment, the politically-correct police. Following a plethora of equalities legislation, homosexuals are now protected and privileged by sexual orientation regulations and have achieved legal equality by way of civil partnerships. But it’s only 1938 and Nazi expansionist ambitions are far from sated.

The ‘hotel owners’ he is referring to are a couple running a bed and breakfast in Cornwall, England, who refuse to provide rooms to gay or unmarried couples, breaching British equality legislation for providers of a commercial service. Their case has become a cause célèbre on the religious right and is quoted around the world. It is currently being appealed.

‘Gaystapo’ is a phrase invented on the religious right in America and commonly used around the globe. Stephen Colbert made light of it in a 2009 piece. The Pink Swastika, a Holocaust revisionist book by Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams which alleges that homosexuality found in the Nazi Party contributed to the extreme militarism of Nazi Germany, is widely read on the religious right.

“When lawlessness is abroad in the land, the same thing will happen here that happened in Nazi Germany,” Pat Robertson once warned viewers of his 700 Club. “Many of those people involved with Adolf Hitler were satanists. Many of them were homosexuals. The two seem to go together.”

Although the newspaper is independent of the institution bearing the same name, it carries advertisements for Church of England jobs and is read by its clergy.

Following the publication, The University of Sheffield requested that an advertisement of theirs be removed from the Church of England Newspaper’s website.


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Duane B.
.5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Stephen K.
Stephen K.6 years ago

there aere a lot of xtians saying they are being discriminated against and they are the victims

this is the old game of the vicimizer saying they are the victim

just another BS line propagated by some right wing churches. See it all the time

"Gays are too pushy" for example. What do these religious people want gays to do - just be 3rd calss citizens and shut up?

Wonder how the religious would feel if for them we outlawed marriage. etc etc.

All this garbage from the right is higly co-ordinated. I'm thrilled that we now use the bible pages to light the grill.

And my kids are all aethists. Time to get mankinds worst curse off everyones back

Charlene Rush
Charlene Rush6 years ago

If you are going to pretend to know what Christ intended, perhaps, you should show a picture of what he may have looked like, which is certainly is not a blue-eyed blond.
The area, from which he came, makes him a medium dark skinned person, with dark hair and probably dark brown eyes.

Annmari Lundin
Annmari L6 years ago

What a little insulter! More than 250,000 LGBT were murdered in the concentration and death camps by the nazis. Lesbians were forced to "work" in camp brothels util they were no longer useful and where then executed. It took until 1969 until §175, criminalization of same gender relationships by concenting adults, were dismissed. But the West Germany Government still denied survinging gays financial restitution. It took until 1988 until a fund where created to give gay victims restitution.

Magnus Hirschfeldt, who ran the Research Intitute of Sexuality, were often harassed and in 1933, shortly after the nazi takeover, the institute where ransacked and the whole archive burnt.

To all that believe nazis and gays are the same, I suggest you read up on Hirschfeldt, the nazi camps and how West Germany declined restituition for those few LGBTs that survived the horrors of the camps! If you still believe gays and nazis are the same, then shame on you!

Jane H.
Jane H6 years ago

And the spirit moves on...unstoppable......shouting, "liberation for all", and "liberty and justice for all!" It's blowing in the wind.

Nicole P.
Nicole Sedkowski6 years ago

Why?! why?! WHY?! Why are so many people continuously showing this kind of behavior! GAH somebody throw eggs at them or something PLEASE! *headdesk*

Kellie N.
Kellie N6 years ago

"Although the newspaper is independent of the institution bearing the same name, it carries advertisements for Church of England jobs and is read by its clergy."

Everyone keeps bashing the church but this clearly states that the newspaper that ran the article is INDEPENDENT on the actual church. I don't think we need to keep lumping this church and all Christians as one entity. As a previous poster wrote there are also LGBT Christians, Muslims, Hindus, etc with there own churches and such. I occasionally watch programs on FOX but I am not a straight, extreme right tea bagger. The church is doing what other institutions do and advertising where there is a target audience and because a few of it's clergy read it does not mean they believe what they are reading or promotes it.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton6 years ago

Mmmm, no let's not wait THAT long, let's get going on this.

joe lee C.
Joseph L c6 years ago

I had always thought that the Church of England is centuries ahead of the Roman Catholic Church in terms of being progressive. No longer, with this article and other recent news.
It IS time for the US Epicopal Church to secede from the Anglican Communion, dominated by ultra-consevative hateful African and English bishops.
Let us all be judged at the Final Judgement.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton6 years ago

Lynda, how can we have love when our very churches teach hate? Every time the Pope gives a speech he preaches that gays are sinners, do he not? That is hateful because gays are not