Fischer: An Attack on Santorum is An Attack on Jesus


This may be one of the funniest things Bryan Fischer has ever said. He’s defending Rick Santorum’s many loopy statements, especially about the existence of Satan, and he says that if you’re attacking Santorum, you’re attacking Jesus himself:

His positions simply make good common and moral sense to the majority of Americans. For instance, they know that Jesus believed in the existence of Satan, and said more about him than any other figure in the Bible. They know perfectly well that if elites have a problem with Santorum’s Satan talk, their problem is not with Santorum, it is with Jesus.

It’s the elites who are too dull to recognize that by attacking Santorum on this issue they are insulting Jesus Christ himself. The message of the elites is thus that Jesus himself was also too stupid to understand that Satan is just a figment of a hyper-active imagination.

Okay. I can live with that.

By giving visibility to his message that no money on earth can buy, they are turbo-charging his candidacy. They think they are the smartest ones in the room, and because of that ego-centric blindness they don’t even realize they are getting played for chumps.

They are simply helping Santorum’s candidacy soar since his message is resonating with the ordinary Americans the cultural elites despise.

Wanna bet?

Comments

  1. Reginald Selkirk says

    The Santorum campaign in Michigan has been robo-calling Democrats, urging them to vote for him in the Republican primary. Undoubtedly some of them will vote for him, but not because his message is resonating with them…

  2. davidct says

    I doubt that the religious message of Santorum resonates with most christians. The fundie vote alone will not win him the presidency. Most Catholic women use birth control for instance. I doubt they really want the government to join the pope on this issue.

  3. Tualha says

    Hmm. Funny, in Heinlein’s future history, Nehemiah Scudder, the fundamentalist preacher, was elected president in 2012. Which was the last election for over a century.

  4. says

    It’s the elites who are too dull to recognize that by attacking Santorum on this issue they are insulting Jesus Christ himself.

    That’s like in the South Park episode The Passion of the Jew wherein Mel Gibson says of Stan and Kyle saying his movie sucked, “You can’t say my movie sucks, or else you’re saying Christianity sucks!”

  5. MikeMa says

    According to wiki, Fischer’s AFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    The IRS states: [The 501(c)(3) organization] may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

    Ed’s quotes above seem to put AFA & Fischer in direct contravention of that IRS rule.

    When will AFA start paying their fair tax burden?

  6. Alverant says

    When Insanitorium gives all his material possessions to the poor, wears robes and sandels, magically cures blindness, and walks on water THEN we can compare him to Jesus. Doesn’t this guy realize he’s one of the elites? Elites are those who feel they are above the rules of regular society, an attitude Fischer embodies since he thinks he has the authority to dictate the actions of others.

  7. raven says

    Well if jesus is being attacked, why doesn’t he defend himself?

    Jesus is god and all powerful.

    It should be easy. For all the claims of the religious, jesus never actually does anything. And he is always broke and needs more money.

  8. says

    His positions simply make good common and moral sense to the majority of Americans.

    Good grief. Majorities of Americans do not agree with Santorum on birth control, church-state separation, abortion, or pretty much anything else.

    This is another one of those cases where wingnuts vastly overestimate the popularity of their positions.

  9. RW Ahrens says

    he says that if you’re attacking Santorum, you’re attacking Jesus himself:

    Oh, goodie, a twofer!

    Santorum sucks!

    Man, that feels twice as good, now!

  10. Reginald Selkirk says

    #2: Because Rick Santorum IS Jesus. Have you ever seen them together?

    #9: When Insanitorium gives all his material possessions to the poor, wears robes and sandels, magically cures blindness, and walks on water THEN we can compare him to Jesus.

    I searched Google Images for “Santorum” and “Jesus” and found this photo of the two out for a walk together: link. When Jesus grew tired and doubtful, his buddy Rick was there to save Him.

  11. Tualha says

    MikeMa: Depends whether Fischer was speaking on his own, as a private citizen, or saying it through AFA. No source, so I don’t know.

  12. beezlebubby says

    As a registered RINO in NYS, I can’t wait to vote for Frothy when the primary comes around. Just my little way of helping to ensure BHO’s re-election. I happen to think Obama sucks, too, but at least he’s not an overt dominionist. In the general election, I’ll just vote Green. Jill Stein consistently appeals to my sensibilities.

  13. says

    “turbo-charged” and “santorum” yields an unappealing image – increased froth.

    I try not to hate people. And I do pretty well in that regard, generally preferring to let others be, if they will let me be. But I loathe Santorum. He is ignorant, paranoid, and arrogant, and willingly subordinates his intellect to a set of ancient delusions that he would impose on the entire world – it’s a frightening combination in one who seeks power over other peoples’ lives. And I believe he does not seek the Presidency in order to serve the public good, but to control people in the most fundamental ways. He is horrible, hateful, bad, despicable.

  14. dingojack says

    In fact, Jesus mentions Satan only twelve times (indirectly of course) and at least three times only as a metaphor to rebuke Peter, three times to as a metaphor for evil, so six times in all (in)directly.
    Job mentions him more often than that (naturally).

    Still, I suppose that expecting a fundie to actually read their own ‘holy’ book is probably a little unrealistic.

    Dingo

  15. eric says

    I love it when these guys spend paragraph after paragraph complaining about something, and then at the end throw in the near-obligatory “but really, they are helping us and hurting themselves!” non sequitur.

    Casey Luskin is stil doing this re: the Dover trial. He’ll write endless monographs about how horrible the decision was…but at the end of each one put in a line about how it was “really” a win for them and a loss for secularists.

    Fundies seem to get their writing style from teenagers. After spending inordinate amounts of time and effort denying something, you must then tell the world how little you really care about it.

  16. eric says

    Area man @11: This is another one of those cases where wingnuts vastly overestimate the popularity of their positions.

    Which is, IMO, one of the strangest and historically unusual traits of modern fundamentalists. There have always been religiously extreme minorities who claim their views are right, but modern christian fundamentalism is one of the few such movements that feels compelled to claim their views are secretly popular.

  17. naturalcynic says

    “turbo-charged” and “santorum” yields an unappealing image – increased froth.

    Not only increased volume, but projectile.

  18. busterggi says

    “The message of the rationalists is thus that believers are too stupid to understand that Jesus is just a figment of a hyper-active imagination. ”

    Fixed it.

  19. Reginald Selkirk says

    RE #23 – How could anyone not believe in Satan? He won the friggin Stanley Cup in 2009.

  20. Reginald Selkirk says

    #24: I think Santorum IS Satan. Have you ever seen them together?

    A quick perusal of Google Images turned up this photograph: link

  21. Mr Ed says

    And now we come to this weeks long distance dedication Superstar from Jesus Christ Superstar. It goes out to Rick Santorum who is Jesus or that other guy from the book of Revelations who reigned for 1000 years.

  22. anfractuous says

    They’re secretly popular and winning? Wait, I thought they were persecuted and under attack! So they’re under attack and they keep losing court cases because they’re popular and winning? I think my head hurts – I’m soooo confused.

    And Reginald Selkirk – love the link. Perfect!

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