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GOP House nominee compares his anti-LGBTQ bigotry to saving Jews from the Holocaust

Dan Bishop, the GOP nominee in a North Carolina special election, compared discriminating against LGBTQ people to Oscar Schindler’s heroic saving of Jews during the Holocaust.

By Emily Singer - July 09, 2019
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Yes, this actually happened.

Dan Bishop, the GOP nominee in a competitive special election in North Carolina’s 9th District set for Sept. 10, compared his crusade against the LGBTQ community to the heroic actions of Oscar Schindler, the German businessman who helped save more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust.

The offensive comparison came in an email uncovered by the liberal news outlet Real Facts NC.

Bishop was emailing with conservative activists about the discriminatory bill to ban transgender individuals from bathrooms in the state — a piece of legislation Bishop helped author and shepherd through the state legislature in his role as state senator.

The anti-transgender bill led businesses and groups to boycott the state, costing millions in revenue and forcing Republicans to eventually repeal the discriminatory law.

Bishop, however, did not want to give up the fight and was seeking to find ways to allow for religious exemptions that would allow people to discriminate against LGBTQ people.

During the discussion, Kellie Fiedorek, a lawyer with the anti-LGBTQ hate group the Alliance Defending Freedom, asked who would qualify for religious exemptions.

“As Oscar Schindler said, as many as we can,” Bishop responded, referring to Schindler’s attempt to save Jews from being exterminated in Hitler’s concentration camps.

Bishop’s fight against LGBTQ rights was always going to be an issue in North Carolina’s 9th District special election — a race that was necessary thanks to election fraud perpetrated by the 2018 GOP nominee in the contest.

And the fact that these emails were uncovered showing Bishop’s crusade against LGBTQ people proves that point.

Bishop is facing off with Democrat and Marine Corps veteran Dan McCready in the special election.

McCready narrowly lost the fraud-tainted 9th District race in 2018 by half a percentage point, making it one of the closest House contests in the country.

Democrats hope to win the upcoming special election in a fair fight.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.


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