Colombia’s Inspector general using ‘Nazi methods’ against gays: Magistrate

A judge of the High Judiciary Council accused Colombia’s Inspector General on Monday of persecuting gay couples using methods which harken back to the Nazi era.

Judge Correa Henao, also chairman of the Gender Commission of the council,  accused Inspector general Ordoñez of “gathering sensitive data on a specific group” and ” ‘mapping’ them in order to identify, stigmatize, and demonize them”, saying that “this is not in accordance with the 1991 Constitution, the rule of law, the constitutional bloc, or with human dignity”, according to a report by Spanish news agency EFE.

Myriam Hoyos, delegate for Inspector General Ordoñez, rejected the magistrate’s remarks, asking Henao to measure his words more carefully when making statements about the IG’s office.

According to newspaper El Tiempo, the delegate went on to stress that “it is not true that we are ‘compiling databases of members of the LGBTI communities (lesbian, gay, bisexual , transgender and intersex ) to be persecuted and stigmatized’.”

This is not the first time the IG has been compared to Hitler: in 2003, former manager of the Bank of the Republic Salomon Kalmanovitz, labeled him as “the women’s Hitler.”

A staunch conservative, Ordoñez has openly and forcefully opposed himself to Colombia’s laws on abortion, gay marriage and euthanasia, all the while qualifying these as attacks on the nucleus of society, the family.

In 2003, Ordoñez authored a book called “Towards the free evolution of our animality,” in which homosexuals are described as being un-natural.


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