Fischer Wants to Impose Biblical Law


The next time someone claims that the left is inventing this crazy idea that many on the religious right seek to impose a theocracy on America, we need merely remind them of the existence of Bryan Fischer. He makes no bones about wanting to impose Biblical law:

These are behaviors that can be made illegal, and should be made illegal: those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral – that means it’s perfectly appropriate to have laws against what the law calls fornication, absolutely appropriate to make that illegal; men who practice homosexuality, perfectly permissible – in fact, we’re directed, we’re told in the Scriptures that it’s a good idea, this is the purpose of the law, it’s for the lawless and disobedient to engage in homosexuality – it’s perfectly appropriate for that kind of behavior to be against the law.

If arresting people solely for violating the rules of the Bible isn’t creating a theocracy, what else could it possibly be? And remember, Fischer is not some fringe figure. He is the chief spokesman for one of the most venerable “pro-family” organizations in the country. The Republican presidential candidates have flocked to his show to kiss his ring.

Comments

  1. Aquaria says

    those who [1} strike their fathers and mothers, for [2] murderers, [3] the sexually immoral

    1) What about the parents who strike their kids?

    2) Define murder.

    3) You just can’t stand that people might enjoy something in life besides kissing the ass of your emo scumbag deity.

    Some of us just have better things to do, Bryan. Get over it.

  2. simeamirans says

    What’s the problem? All the man said was “men who practice homosexuality, perfectly permissible – in fact, we’re directed, we’re told in the Scriptures that it’s a good idea”.

  3. raven says

    It’s estimated that under biblical law, 297 million people, 99% of the US population would be killed.

    Somehow, I doubt that 99% of the US population wants to die under a pile of thrown rocks.

    It would take care of the social problem known as fundie xianity though. Under biblical law, quite explicitly, false prophets are to be stoned to death. Bye bye, there go all the fundie xian leaders.

    If that didn’t do it, government by mass murder isn’t stable. Humans have a well developed reflex when attacked. Attack back. Probably after the first few thousand were murdered, the rest of the US population, on the basis of personal survival would end the fundie xian problem.

  4. Larry says

    Practice homosexuality?

    What, like practicing the piano by playing scales? I’m pretty sure that they’ve moved beyond the practice stage and are now performing artists.

  5. raven says

    Fischer is a fan of the “who would jesus kill” religion. The fundie xian answer is just about everyone.

    The xian Dominionists actually have serious discussions about just how disobedient your children have to be before you stone them to death at the city gates as it says to do in Deuteronomy.

    bcseweb.org Rushdooney:
    Our list may not be perfect but it seems to cover those “crimes” against the family that are inferred by Rushdoony’s statement to Moyers. The real frightening side of it is the interpretation of heresy, apostasy and idolatry. Rushdoony’s position seems to suggest that he would have anyone killed who disagreed with his religious opinions. That represents all but a tiny minority of people. Add to that death penalties for what is quite legal, blasphemy, not getting on with parents and working on a Sunday means that it the fantasy ideal world of Rushdoony and his pals, there will be an awful lot of mass murderers and amongst a tiny population.

    We have done figures for the UK which suggest that around 99% of the population would end up dead and the remainder would have each, on average, killed 500 fellow citizens.

    Chalcedon foundation bsceweb.org. Stoning disobedient children to death.Contempt for Parental Authority: Those who consider death as a horrible punishment here must realise that in such a case as
    ….cut for length
    Rev. William Einwechter, “Modern Issues in Biblical Perspective: Stoning Disobedient Children”, The Chalcedon Report, January 1999

  6. cptdoom says

    So if fornication can be made illegal, does that mean Fischer wants Maggie Gallagher arrested? And if fornication is illegal so is adultery, thus John McCain, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Guiliani and their respective partners in sin are all destined for the Big House.

  7. Pierce R. Butler says

    raven @ # 4: It’s estimated that under biblical law, 297 million people, 99% of the US population would be killed.

    Puts a whole new meaning to the Occupy Wall Street slogan!

  8. says

    One problem I suspect would happen after that 99% gets stoned: A number of the 1% survivors might actually experience human emotion, specifically guilt, decide that they don’t deserve to be forgiven for their brutality, and hang themselves.

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