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Mar 22 2014

Fischer Again Demands Theocracy

Bryan Fischer once again declared his preference for theocracy over a free society, saying on his radio show that gay people should be discriminated against because “the responsibility of those in civil authority is to only approve that which God approves and to stand against that which He rejects.”

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  1. 1
    Al Dente

    Of course Fischer knows what God does or doesn’t approve of. God doesn’t approve of gays but God does approve of lying about gays.

  2. 2
    sigurd jorsalfar

    Al, God approves of all the things Bryan Fischer approves of and is against all the things Bryan Fischer is against. It’s a happy coincidence. And I’m sure that, when pressed, Bryan Fischer would insist that he and his God both approve of democracy.

  3. 3
    dingojack

    Bryan – since you love the Constitution so much I’m sure you would recognise:

    “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” [Emphasis mine]

    Since you can’t bar those whose religious position you disagree with from holding office, whose ‘god’ (if any at all) should civil authorities be uniformly kowtowing to, exactly?

    Dingo

  4. 4
    dingojack

    Not to mention:
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” {Emphasis mine].

    You can’t mandate an official state religion (nor could you exclude from government those who follow any religion you don’t like, even if it were the state religion.[See mine above]), nor can you prevent others from following their own religious beliefs (as long as they hurt no one else nor infringe on their rights).

    I thought you loved the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Why do you treat them like trash?

    Dingo

  5. 5
    grumpyoldfart

    He’s just throwing bones to his followers in an effort to attract more donations. He knows the really dumb ones will happily pay money to hear him promise that one day they will rule the world.

  6. 6
    lordshipmayhem

    He’s a big case of Hebrews 13:8. The King James version.

    Doesn’t grok the reason for the First Amendment, does he?

  7. 7
    dingojack

    lordshipmayhem – And Hebrews 13:2 (just not in Sodom or Gomorrah*)
    Dingo
    ——–
    * Gomorrah, Gomorrah, I’ll love you Gomorrah. Gomorrah is only a day awaaayyy

  8. 8
    Pierce R. Butler

    That “caller on line” icon of the corded desk phone apparently has a keypad, not a rotary dial as Gawd intended.

    Doesn’t AFA know that sort of galloping modernism will confuse and alienate their core audience?

  9. 9
    Modusoperandi

    Pierce R. Butler “That “caller on line” icon of the corded desk phone apparently has a keypad, not a rotary dial as Gawd intended.”
    What? Everybody knows the LORD designed phones with no dials of any sort. Dials are the Devil’s toys. God’s phone you pick up, and ask the operator to connect you.

  10. 10
    cptdoom

    So that’s why Fischer told all his followers not to vote for Mitt Romney, because God cannot approve of false religions, but to vote for the “real” Christian, Barack Obama, right? Oh I forgot political leaders are OK as long as they hate the right people?

  11. 11
    matty1

    He’s a big case of Hebrews 13:8

    13:17 Would seem more appropriate “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves.”

    Hell, as far as I’m aware the political bits in the New Testament all add up to ‘obey the guys in charge even if you think they are evil’. A case can be made that Christianity ought to be almost the exact opposite of the version people like Fischer demand at least with respect to politics.

  12. 12
    John Pieret

    There should be a 10th circle of hell for someone who does a show with the Constitution (green screened or whatever) as background who then proceeds to to consistently argue that the Constitution be damned, let’s have a theocracy.

    Oh, wait a minute … I just suggested a mythical punishment for stupidity that bears its own punishment, didn’t I? Never mind!

  13. 13
    John Pieret

    cptdoom @ 10:

    Oh I forgot political leaders are OK as long as they hate the right people?

    Not to mention that they have the “right” skin color.

  14. 14
    Pierce R. Butler

    modusoperandi @ # 9: … you pick up, and ask the operator to connect you.

    I tried that once.

    She slapped my face.

  15. 15
    democommie

    I don’t know why Fischer keeps ranting about wanting a theocracy. There are already several really well established ones; Saudi Arabia, Iran, big chunks of several other countries. I’m sure he’d be quite comfortable in all of them.

  16. 16
    felidae

    Does he want to ban pork production and shellfish harvesting too?

  17. 17
    steve84

    I don’t see how that differs from the official Republican Party platform

  18. 18
    smrnda

    @steve84

    The official Republican platform is to avoid open theocracy (it’s just crass to openly want theocracy), but to redefine ‘religious liberty’ to mean that Christians can discriminate against gay people or other groups, thus outsourcing the oppression from the State directly to the private sector, which, we are told, can always do a better job. After all, if a bunch of Christian landlords won’t rent to gay tenants, a bunch of Christian businesses won’t serve or hire them, we have no meaningful liberty for those people but it can be touted as ‘freedom (from government anti-discrimination legislation.)

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    anubisprime

    It must be odds on that the first to the flames will be Bryan, after the revolution and theocracy is the drug of social choice.

    Not trying hard enough to promote jeebus before the regime change maybe…or not being xtian enough in general…spooky really!

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