Ed Shultz tweeted and then quickly deleted a strange comment about the Holocaust on Tuesday, but, as we have come to learn, you can never really delete something entirely once it has been posted on the Internet. In the tweet, Shultz claimed the “gay people were really the ones being persecuted in Hitler’s Germany.” On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to the “disturbing statement.”
Below is a screenshot of the tweet:
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“I would love to see if the [Anti-Defamation League] or anybody else is going to come out against this. This is a disturbing statement,” Glenn said. “[It] leads you to believe that it wasn’t the Jews… Yeah, homosexuals, alcoholics… Bible scholars… communists, capitalists – they were all rounded up. They all had a different star… So for Ed Schultz to say homosexuals were persecuted – anyone who would not play ball with that regime was persecuted.”
While the tweet was taken down shortly after, Shultz doubled down on the theory during a segment on his MSNBC show. Shultz apparently took offense to comments recently made by Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) in which he likened the intolerance of Christian views on homosexuality to Nazi intolerance.
As National Review Online reported, Shultz proceeded to cite a statistic from the United States Holocaust Museum that between 5,000 and 15,000 gays were interned in concentration camps in Nazi Germany. Schultz didn’t mention anything about the 6 million Jews who faced the same fate.
Watch the segment from The Ed Show below:
“Nobody will say anything about it,” Glenn said disgusted. “Can you imagine if I said anything like that? Can you imagine the outcry?”
“This is why I wonder. I know what I have been commanded to do in my belief. But I wonder… how is it going to do any good to document this stuff, so the American people can see it and they can see what’s going on in the world. What difference does it make,” Glenn asked. “I would ask for your prayers for clarity… because I don’t want to waste a second of time. And I don’t understand what His vision really is. I’m doing my best, and He just won’t be clearer with me… He’ll put me in the place I’m supposed to be, I know, wherever that is. But I keep looking at things saying, ‘Did I miss something?’ We’re just supposed to stand as a witness. That’s all you have to do. Stand as a witness.”