Bryan Fischer continues his flawless record of being wrong on absolutely everything by declaring that conservatives are the ones who fight for civil rights and liberals are the ones who oppose equality. He does this by equivocating between political parties and ideologies:
Ladies and gentlemen, who was it that abolished the institution of slavery? It was the Republican Party, it was a Republican President, it was a conservative who abolished the institution of slavery.
Who was it that filibustered the Civil Rights Acts in the Sixties? It was liberals, it was progressives. It was conservative Republicans that voted in greater percentages that voted for the Civil Rights Act then Democrats did.
Who where the ones that were standing hosing people off with fire hoses? Those were Democrats, those were liberals that were doing that.
But the Republican party of the 1860s was not the party of conservatism, it was the party of radical change. The people fighting to maintain slavery, to maintain the status quo and centuries of tradition, were by definition the conservatives. Indeed, slavery was defended by Fischer’s ideological ancestors, who argued against equality for blacks with exactly the same arguments that he uses to argue against equality for gays and lesbians (tradition, morality, God demands it, this change will destroy society and decency, etc). As usual, he’s lying.