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Bryan Fischer: Outlaw Extramarital Sex

By June 15, 2011

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It's a shame that the media pay so little attention to the statements made by Christian Right leaders like Bryan Fischer. If people like Fischer got more attention, then it might be easier to convince the public that the Christian Right is serious threat to the future of American liberty and democracy. Bryan Fischer is emblematic of how the conservative movement is uninterested in "small government."

@BryanJFischer: How to shut down porn industry: pass, enforce laws against fornication, adultery. Every scene = all the photographic proof you need.

Source: Right Wing Watch

Imagine how much the government would have to grow, how many resources would have to be invested, and how much time would be required for the government to seriously and consistently enforce criminal bans on fornication and adultery.

As extreme as Bryan Fischer's statement above may seem, it shouldn't be surprising to anyone familiar with him because he regularly and consistently expresses the extremist views of the Christian Right:

  • Muslims would be banned from serving in the armed forces.
  • Muslims would be banned from immigrating to the United States.
  • Muslims citizens would be charged with treason and deported.
  • Muslims would be banned from building mosques.
  • Muslims would be denied all First Amendment protections.
  • Muslims would be prohibited from forming student associations.
  • Muslims would be required to convert to Christianity.
  • Welfare would be denied to African Americans who "rut like rabbits."
  • Medicare and Social Security would be eliminated as "ungodly."
  • Religious tests for serving in public office would be allowed, especially for Mormons.
  • Homosexuality would be illegal.
  • Gays would be treated as criminals.
  • Gays would be banned from serving in public office.
  • Gays and unmarried women would be banned from serving as teachers.
  • Children would be ready for work and marriage at age 16.
  • Married couples would be expected to have a minimum of three children.
  • Bears would be shot on sight.
  • Bryan Fischer, the Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association, isn't just a random, extremist radio host. Byran Fischer is important enough to attract all the most important Republican politicians to his radio program. His views matter; when Republican appear on his show, they signal their support for what he says. They certainly know about most, if not all, of the views above and they don't consider those views to be too extreme or fringe.

    What Bryan Fischer says is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to Christian Supremacism and Dominion Theology: Christianity is the only faith protected, all other religions are excluded from basic protections or actively suppressed, and those who aren't "pure" according to his Christian doctrine are simply eliminated. More and more, though, this position is coming to characterize not the fringe of the Republican Party, but the heart of the Republican Party.

    Comments
    June 17, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    (1) OZAtheist says:

    Boy this guy has some problems. He must have had a terrible childhood.
    It’s a pity he is so down on Muslims, because if he was to become one, and went to live in an Islamic state were Sharia law was practiced, so many of his dreams would be realized.
    Christians do the hate thing so well. Believe in exactly the same nonsense they do or you finish up in their sights.

    June 17, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    (2) dave says:

    What are you, Nuts!?!?!?!?!?
    This guy is so out in right field that I am surprised he actually has any followers!
    All of the items stated by this Dingdong can be asked about every man, woman, and child in the USA or the world. It can be said about Catholics, Jews, Atheists, or any Christian that might be from a different denomination.
    I find it interesting that men like this are actually taken seriously; it is frightening, yet commonplace because of 9/11. I wonder if it were Baptists that had done the deed would there be such a clamor for ‘religious’ change?
    Religion is a way to live, a way to believe, and a way to ‘control’ the rest of society. This is not the American way!

    June 18, 2011 at 11:25 am
    (3) Philip D. Kingston says:

    Bryan Fischer is crazy like a fox, but he is also a real danger to this country. On the one hand he makes a good living playing to the simple and narrow minded bigots who are far to abundance in America. While on the other, he claims that as a nation we should begin to act like and to become the very things he says he is against. Good work if you can get it! His words but him further from God than just about any person on the planet. Maybe he is not crazy like a fox, maybe he is just crazy!

    June 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    (4) Gerald Vanderhoff says:

    Before Bryan Fischer, there was Bob Grant, another right-wing idealogue who regularly spouted the most hateful rhetoric (i.e. calling African-Americans “subhumans” and “savages”). He, too, attracted conservative politicians to his show, until some people in the media finally took notice of his bilge.

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

    June 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    (5) Ray says:

    What did the bears ever do to him? They must be Atheist bears he is referring to.

    June 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm
    (6) ChadW says:

    Hello, Christian Taliban!

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