The Bryan Fischer award is given to those who display a staggering lack of self-awareness, accusing their opponents of their own worst sins. I’m pretty sure Matt Barber has won this one before but he deserves it again for this column explaining why he calls gay rights activists “homofascists.”
Many Christians have been warning for years that the radical homosexual activist lobby is made up of Christian-hating fascists who are in rebellion against both God and nature, who are hell-bent on criminalizing Christianity and pushing to the fringes anyone who publicly acknowledges natural human sexuality and the age-old, immutable institution of legitimate marriage as created by God.
Sadly, many people, even many Christians, think that I and others are using hyperbole when we refer to this sexual anarchist “LGBT” movement as “homofascist” or the “Gaystapo.” I hope you’ll think again. It’s time to wake up and smell the impending anti-Christian persecution. It’s fully at hand.
BarbWire contributor Laurie Higgins, commenting on the Washington Examiner story below, summed it up well in an email tonight:
No, she didn’t explain it well. It has absolutely nothing to do with the First Amendemnt, which only protects against the government punishing you for your speech. And do you know what happened here? Other people exercised their free speech rights to criticize Mozilla over this and they caved in to the pressure. That’s called a boycott. You know, the kind Barber and the rest of the Christian right demands every single day against companies that are insufficiently anti-gay for them. So I’m sure he’ll be calling himself a “Christofascist” from now on, right? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
When those he opposes use boycotts to pressure companies, that’s “homofascism.” When the Christian right does it, it’s Godly people exercising their unalienable right to speak their mind. Bryan Fischer will be so proud of him.