GOP Georgia candidate and former pastor Jody Hice, who is running for a seat in Congress, claimed in 2011 that public schools in America had been turned into “camps for indoctrination,” which he compared to Nazi Germany.
According to RightWingWatch.org, Hice made the extraordinary claim on his local radio show (audio below).
"Obviously, if we have government, which is what the public school is, if we have government indoctrinating what students are learning, then we have a problem," stated Hice.
"This took place in Germany, friends," added Hice. "I’m not trying to say we are necessarily headed in that direction, but it is undeniable that one of the first things Hitler did was to grab, so to speak, the minds of the youth.
"...It is likewise just as dangerous what we are witnessing today," stated Hice. "And it’s obvious that the liberals in this country are going to be fighting tooth and nail to protect the public school system from getting out from underneath their total, absolute, totalitarian control."
Hice also claimed that public schools are "camps for indoctrination" advocating “the intentional training of students to dislike, to actually disdain America” and “encouraging students to freely experiment with all forms of sexuality, forcefully defend issues like abortion and homosexuality and also just encouraging students to become cultural advocates for political correctness, and there’s no tolerance for political incorrectness.”
Hice was also alarmed that that schools were pushing "for environmental agendas, the green agendas and tolerance for everybody. All of this stuff is now being pushed upon children in the public school system.”
According to Salon.com, Hice previously claimed the "homosexual movement” was “destroying America.” The Christian candidate once compared children being raised by same-sex parents to kids “losing mom or dad in a car accident.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in June that Hice wrote in his 2012 book "It’s Now Or Never": "Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology. It is a complete geo-political structure and, as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection.”
In a 2012 video (below) produced by the Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom, Hice complained that most Christian pastors were "out of touch" and not politically active as they should be for conservative causes.