Speaking on his AFA-hosted radio show, Bryan Fischer reiterated that the Nazi Party was run by “homosexual thugs.”

This is not the first time Fischer has made such a claim.

Fischer went on a tirade last year after Congress approved a plan to repeal “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 1993 law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly, telling his radio audience that Hitler was gay and specifically recruited gay soldiers to carry out his most vicious attacks because straight men were not brutal enough.

“Homosexual soldiers basically had no limits and the savagery and brutality they were willing to inflict on whomever Hitler sent them after,” he said. “So he surrounded himself, virtually all of the Stormtroopers, the Brownshirts, were male homosexuals.”

Last month he returned to the topic, suggesting that opponents of openly gay military service would be physically tortured.

“It's just like Islam, it's just like the Nazis. With the homosexual lobby there is no place for freedom of speech. There is no place for differences of opinion.”

“If you say a word of complaint about any homosexual behavior, then you are going to be sent to re-education camp,” he said. “I mean, you're going to be sent to some place to get your brain washed and get your mind right. Until you are willing to say you support deviant sexual behavior, you're not getting anywhere.”

On Thursday's broadcast, Fischer took exception with claims he had said gay men were responsible for the Holocaust, then reiterated that he believed the Nazi Party was run by “homosexual thugs.”

“They say that I make the contention that gays caused the Holocaust. This is wrong. I have been very clear in my writings and everything I've said that the Nazi Party is responsible for the Holocaust,” Fischer said.

“But how did the Nazi Party come into being? The Nazi Party, ladies and gentlemen, was formed in a gay bar in Munich. And historians agree that Hitler's earliest enforcers - the Stormtroopers, the Brownshirts - were almost, without exception, homosexuals. So it was homosexual thugs that helped Hitler to form the Nazi Party.”

“In other words: no homosexual thugs, no homosexual Brownshirts, no homosexual Stormtroopers; No Nazi Party!” he added. (The video, provided by RightWingWatch.org, is embedded in the right panel of this page.)