'Christian conservative group American Family Association's (AFA) Bryan Fischer has likened lifting the policy that bans gay troops from serving openly to Hitler's army of “savage gay Nazis.” Fischer's commentary has been pulled straight from the pages of controversial anti-gay author Scott Lively's The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party. In the book, Lively asserts that gays, particularly men, played a key role in elevating the Nazi Party in Germany. “[T]he 'gay' movement I have seen and investigated is neither benign, nor are its members 'victims'. It is vicious, deceptive and enormously powerful. Its philosophy is Machiavellian and its tactics are (literally) Hitlerian,” Lively wrote.'Just when I was beginning to feel a little — oh disenchanted with my host country, a little listless, uninspired — along comes this news story. Heaven.