Bryan Fischer Kicks Off Pride Month By Comparing Gays To Pedophiles And Rapists
Bryan Fischer, the public face of the certified anti-gay hate group, American Family Association, Friday on his radio program and in a companion op-ed said that DOMA rightly discriminates against couples who are in sodomy-based unions, and compared gay people to pedophiles and rapists. Fischer also placed gay people in the same category as prostitutes, adulterers, sexual harassers, thieves, drunk drivers, cannibals and zombies, mass murderers, embezzlers, and wife-beaters. Fischer thus proclaimed it is “time for conservatives to reclaim and rehabilitate the word ‘discriminate,’ particularly when it comes to homosexual behavior.”
(The American Family Association is the same group that brought you One Million Moms.)
On the radio, Fischer was attempting to take advantage of the start of gay pride month to pound home an op-ed he had written earlier that day on the American Family Association’s blog, which now has well over a dozen comments – almost all protesting Fischer’s anti-gay attacks.
The op-ed, “It’s altogether right to discriminate against homosexual behavior,” claims that the “left has twisted this word to create the utterly false impression that discrimination of any kind at any time for any reason is by definition wrong and immoral.”
In the video below, Fischer says conservatives should “rehabilitate the word ‘discriminate,’ that we reclaim it, that we dust it off, that we use it, unapologetically.”
In typical Maggie Gallagher fashion, Fischer then dives into his own bigotry and hatred, insisting it is good and right, and says, “I agree with the First Circuit Court of Appeals. DOMA discriminates against couples whose union is based on sodomy.”
The First Circuit did not use the term “sodomy,” by the way.
“Public policy is about discriminating against behaviors that are socially destructive and corrosive to the social fabric,” Fischer writes. “So, we rightly discriminate against people who rip off convenience stores, burgle houses, drive while drunk, eat the faces off homeless people, gun down servicemen on military bases, embezzle funds from employers or clients, or beat their wives.”
We discriminate against adults, even priests, who have sex with children. We discriminate against teachers who have affairs with students. We discriminate against teachers who moonlight in the porn industry. We discriminate against students who engage in sexting. We discriminate against rapists. We discriminate against those who expose sexual partners unknowingly to the AIDS virus. We discriminate against those adults who commit statutory rape against minors. We discriminate against homosexuals and prostitutes by refusing to allow them to give blood.
The point is this: we discriminate against sexually immoral and inappropriate behavior all the time, and homosexual behavior is sexually immoral and inappropriate.
But fail to explain how, logically, gay people are included in these groups.
Curiously, Fischer it seems may have been told to tone down his attacks. He writes, “let’s be clear: nobody is talking about locking anybody up here.”
But Fischer has discussed locking up gay people, last year, and other times:
But by the time of the founding until the late 20th Century, homosexual activity was a felony offense in the United States of America, there is no reason why it cannot be a criminal offense once again, absolutely none.”
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