Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Bryan Fischer: The Ass The Republicans Are Lining Up To Kiss
Republican presidential hopefuls are tripping over themselves to ally themselves with the American Family Association, a vicious hate group who spends their time trying to push for America to become a theocracy. Folks like Newt Gingrich love to get on air with director Bryan Fischer, a bigot that believes that gays should be imprisoned and that Muslims should be denied the right to serve as public officials. As I told you recently, Mr. Fischer is an equal opportunity bigot who writes inflammatory articles, like one saying that Native Americans deserved to have their rights taken for not being Christian. And today, Bryan Fischer showed his views on blacks in a blog post that included this lovely statement:
"Welfare has destroyed the African-American family by telling young black women that husbands and fathers are unnecessary and obsolete. Welfare has subsidized illegitimacy by offering financial rewards to women who have more children out of wedlock. We have incentivized fornication rather than marriage, and it’s no wonder we are now awash in the disastrous social consequences of people who rut like rabbits."
This insensitive statement was included in a post about how true Christian politicians should support the traditional family and cut taxes for corporations. Additionally, he states that the good politician doesn't interfere with the liberty of others, which I find most peculiar since Mr. Fischer's entire organization is founded on the idea of exercising control over the families of the nation.:
"Others - sadly, the great minority - pursue public office because they want to liberate people rather than control them. They want people free to make choices that affect their own lives without the interference of the overreaching hand of government. They want to free their constituents to engage in the God-given right to the “pursuit of happiness” without bureaucrats defining happiness for them. This is public service in the spirit of Christ."
You would think that a man who makes this statement would be in favour of a woman's right to choose, religious freedom, and would be against discrimination- and you'd be wrong. Bryan Fischer believes that if you're a white, Christian, heterosexual male with children, you should be free to do as you wish. For him, this is the essence of what Jesus would want politically. If you're black, Aboriginal, gay, female, Muslim, Jewish, or a person who uses medical marijuana you're to be watched like a hawk because in Mr. Fischer's warped imagination, that's what Jesus would approve of.
The fact that folks like Huckabee and Gingrich are so quick to cozy up to folks like Bryan Fischer should tell you what you need to know about the appalling shift in the views of Republican big cats today. What was once a diverse party has been taken over by people who truly want to see the old South rise with a vengeance. Mike Huckabee admits to supporting the 7 mountains of Christian dominionism to the point that he's said on-air that people should be forced to listen to lectures by historical revisionist and Christian supremacist David Barton at gunpoint. And Huckabee could become your next president if he and his brothers in Koch get their way.
Admittedly, I'm not a huge New Testament proponent, but I know a lot of Christians. And while the Bible may promote sexism, and slavery, most folks believe that the concept of loving others is paramount to antiquated misunderstandings. The idea of Huckabee, the Koch brothers, Newt Gingrich, and all of the other rich bigots being more godly than the working stiff does indeed seem contrary to what is attributed to the teachings of Christ.
Here's a newsflash, people. The only beneficiaries of the establishment of New Christianistan will be those who hold the dollar so holy that they'd rather watch children starve than watch a bill leave their hoard. These self-absorbed hypocrites are perverting a religion in order to gain control over the masses and further their radically racist and classist agenda and millions of otherwise decent people are falling for it. Don't support those who hate your neighbours.
Posted by Michel-Exildas Galipeau at 23:56